Food Safety

Export certification for US Egg-Containing food products

Egg exporters offered program to certify practices

By Joseph James Whitworth

A US program has being developed to certify exporters of egg-containing products to ensure they operate in adequate manufacturing practices and under sanitary conditions.

ChemSec wants there to be third party participation in REACH authorisation process

NGOs call for third party role in REACH

By Joseph James Whitworth

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have called for third party participation in the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) process.

Metal packaging is showing strong growth in emerging markets

BPA fears may hit metal packaging sector

By Rod Addy

Consumer fears about Bisphenol A (BPA) may compound the negative impacts on metal packaging in the next 10 years according to the latest study from market analyst Visiongain.

Avure Technologies locates food division manufacturing in Ohio

Avure expands HPP capabilities

Avure Technologies Food Division is to open a new site in Ohio due to demand for its high pressure processing (HPP) products.

E.coli testing by FSIS could improve finds OIG audit

OIG finds gaps in FSIS beef E.coli testing

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) need to re-evaluate its E.coli testing relating to the downstream processing of boxed beef products, according to the results of an audit from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The Biotecon Diagnostics system delivers much purer DNA sampling

Automated combination system speeds up testing

By Rod Addy

Biotecon Diagnostics has launched the first automated system incorporating detection of genetically modified organisms (GMO), allergens and animal species differentiation, which speeds up testing and is more sensitive than other methods.

BPA, used as an epoxy resin in cans, is one substance being investigated as a possible EDC

Experts share scientific EDC issues in report

By Joseph James Whitworth

Scientific experts have outlined the focus on the level of evidence needed to characterise endocrine activity, according to a report from the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Lack of time between production runs poses challenges when it comes to keeping plants clean

Special Newsletter: Hygiene, Cleaning and Sanitation

Campden BRI expert outlines cleaning trends

By Rod Addy

Lawrence Staniforth, contracts manager for UK institiute Campden BRI's Heat Resistance and Decontamination unit, talks to about its latest projects, and the current talking points, in the field of hygiene and cleaning.


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