Food Safety

Brussels Bulletin: EU ups the ante on plastic waste

Brussels Bulletin: EU ups the ante on plastic waste

By Oliver Morrison

In the latest run down of EU news, FoodDrinkEurope is to sign a declaration to tackle plastic waste, the EC publishes its annual food safety report and Austria deals a blow to the landmark Mercosur trade deal.


Social media means food safety is more important than ever: Ishida

By Oliver Morrison

Quality issues or product recalls always have short-term financial implications, but in today’s social media age the longer-term consequences of a loss of brand reputation and consumer confidence can be even more detrimental, warns food packing machinery...


Guest article

How next-generation sequencing will impact your food safety program

By Sasan Amini, CEO and co-founder of Clear Labs

It is impossible to ignore next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the food industry. It is no longer just a buzzword – it’s changing food safety as we know it. By leveraging the power of NGS, food manufacturers and labs have built safer and less expensive...

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USDA rejects NCC poultry line speed petition

By Joseph James Whitworth

The USDA-FSIS has denied a petition from the National Chicken Council requesting line speed caps be eliminated for some chicken slaughter plants.

Drinks production plant in China. Picture: Aptean copyright: Getty.

‘Doing what you have always done is the enemy of progress’

‘How to avoid being the next food safety scandal’

By James Wood

‘A recent undercover report in the press did more than uncover low standards of food safety at a major UK food manufacturer – it also highlighted the importance of organisations having the relevant electronic systems in place to prevent issues arising...


News in Brief

PFSE kicks-off campaign to educate consumers

By Staff Reporter

The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) and partners are supporting a campaign on the prevention role of consumers in the food safety chain.

Civil complaint filed against Michel Cordon Bleu

FDA looks to shut down seafood processor

By Joseph James Whitworth

US authorities have taken action to prevent the distribution of ‘adulterated’ seafood products by a Californian company.


Food fraud investigations increasing - FSAI

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said it is increasingly investigating suspected breaches of the law relating to food fraud.


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