FSA’s ‘evolutionary thinking’ endorsed by IFST

By Will Chu

The Institute of Food Science and Technology have given their backing to the Food Standards Agency’s ‘risk management framework’ recognising its ‘evolutionary thinking’ in enforcing food laws.

Alfred Almanza joined JBS after nearly 40 years with FSIS. Image courtesy of the USDA

JBS hires former USDA food safety chief

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has appointed the former head of the US government’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to overhaul meat quality control, following earlier claims of unhygienic standards.

'We've had stronger messages from the large companies we work with that they are aware of the potential for disruption, what we could call the uberisation of their activities.' © iStock/StockRocket

Application deadline: 25 November 2016

AcceleRise promises accelerated 'Uberised' route-to-market for start-ups

By Niamh Michail

Are you a food tech start-up looking to speed up your time to market, or an established industry player that could mentor a young company? AcceleRise business accelerator is calling on applicants to foster a food tech ecosystem.

Cavalier said the system helped manage information coming from its meat plants

South African meat processer hails digital tech

By Oscar Rousseau

Red meat processor Cavalier Group has lauded the impact the internet of things – dubbed South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution – has had on business.

IOI saw its RSPO membership suspended following allegations of illegal deforestation. ©iStock


RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

Pie chart results from SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG) survey

Survey finds 75% ‘not completely ready’ for FSMA

By Joseph James Whitworth

Three out of four survey respondents felt their companies were not completely ready for FSMA compliance, according to a survey by SafetyChain Software and The Acheson Group (TAG).

Linpac's investment in the Pravia factory could help increase production by 80 million units

Linpac invests millions to become 'leading innovator'

By Oscar Rousseau

Linpac has announced a multi-million euro investment to help the business deliver cost-effective and  sustainable plastic packaging products which, it claims, will firm up its position at the top of Europe’s food packaging pile.

Dr Ron Wacker at the Global Food Safety Conference

Dispatches from GFSC 2016 in Berlin

TÜV SÜD: There should be harmonisation of results

By Joseph James Whitworth

Many standards and regulations go in the same direction even if they use different ways but there should be harmonisation on the results, according to TÜV SÜD.

Team Spain from left: Urbano Álvarez, Laura Basañez, Vicent Martínez, José Miguel Pérez

Special Edition: Product Inspection Systems

Baumer hhs to establish subsidiary in Spain

By staff reporter

Baumer hhs is to establish a subsidiary in Spain from the start of March to better serve customers in the region.

The outbreak was linked to 9 deaths and sickened more than 700 people in 46 states

PCA officials sentenced to prison

By Joseph James Whitworth

Two former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) employees have been jailed for their roles in a 2009 Salmonella outbreak from peanut products.

Cargill has acquired FMC's pectin plant in Italy

Cargill acquires Italian pectin plant

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturer Cargill has acquired FMC’s pectin plant in Sicily, Italy for an undisclosed amount in a bid to strengthen its texturising portfolio.

Kint started his career as a consultant at Accenture

Vion appoints new CEO

By Rod Addy

Vion Food’s new CEO is Francis Kint, who was previously CEO of Univeg, a worldwide supplier of vegetable and fruit products since 2013.

Cooperl claims its products are consumed by 13m people every day

Cooperl responds to contaminated meat fine

By Rod Addy

French pig cooperative Cooperl has expressed regret over a €150,000 fine it received from a court in France for handling contaminated meat, but stressed the court dismissed several charges against it.

Lab M names appointments

Lab M invests in R&D and Quality Control

By Joseph James Whitworth

Lab M has made a number of appointments which it says reflects continued growth as a supplier of culture media, supplements and microbiology products.

Clark mapped out the key trends to follow at the Food Vision event

Food Vision 2015

Top social trends food firms must follow

By Laurence Gibbons

Four top trends – sobriety, risk management, nutritional supplements and everyday indulgence should guide food and drink manufacturers when planning innovation.


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