Food Safety

The Bio-Rad iQ Check Prep

Dispatches from IFT 2013

Bio-Rad in automated food pathogen testing

By Jenny EAGLE

Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced the launch of the iQ Check Prep automation system to take advantage of real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology for food and environmental testing.

Pistachios are the subject of a current recall

FDA to assess salmonella risk from eating tree nuts

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to quantify the public health risk associated with salmonella in tree nuts after admitting the exact details are not fully understood.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics showed its Tygon phthalate-free tubing at IFT 2013.

Dispatches from IFT 2013

Saint-Gobain spotlights safety at IFT

By Jenni Spinner

During IFT 2013, a Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics representative said food safety needs to be top priority at all levels of food manufacturing operations.

FoodQualityNews looks at the recalls this week

Food Safety Recall round-up 12 -18 July

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls this week ranging from USA, Canada, Greece, New Zealand and England with salmonella and listeria concerns the worst offenders

Agricultural Services rises in challenging market - SGS

SGS Group steady in challenging market

SGS Group said that its Agricultural Services segment delivered a modest comparable revenue rise of 3.7% to CHF 179m (€145m) as continued growth in Seed & Crop services was offset by lower trade inspection volumes.

Zoetis and Roslin Institute partner on salmonella research

Salmonella control is aim of research partnership

By Joseph James Whitworth

Zoetis and The Roslin Institute have collaborated for salmonella research to see how the pathogen enters cattle and can lead to contamination of beef for human consumption.

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance has applauded the defeat of Maine BPA legislation.

Group cheers canning of Maine BPA bill

By Jenni Spinner

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) is applauding Maine Gov. Paul LaPage’s veto of far-reaching bisphenol-A legislation.

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