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Interpack 2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Kezzler partners with SGS to market serialization technology

Norwegian serialization service provider Kezzler and certification company SGS have signed a strategic alliance agreement to jointly market a global serialization and tracking and tracing services solution.

Real Bread Campaign urges Defra to regulate UK bread sector

The Real Bread Campaign has called on the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to enact legislation requiring manufacturers to list all ingredients, including processing aids.

Bakery investigated following Hepatitis A outbreak

Nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of hepatitis A have been reported in a county in Scotland with a link to a bakery.

Hemp for human food consumption finally gets the green light in Australia and New Zealand

Hemp foods are finally set to hit Australian plates after regulators approved legislation legalising low-THC hemp for human consumption as a food.

SGS appointed Certification Body to audit gluten-free standard

US certification company SGS has been engaged as the Certification Body to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards.

AIB unveils Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas

AIB International has added a Baking Process Kill Step Calculator for flour tortillas to its portfolio of validation services.

News in brief

Frito-Lay recalls potato chips due to Salmonella concerns

Frito-Lay is recalling some potato chips in the US and Canada due to possible Salmonella in the seasoning.

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

Free-range egg producers in animal welfare row

British animal welfare body the RSPCA has introduced new requirements for all free-range poultry farmers, sparking a row over ethical standards.

Loy-Lange Box explosion contained 330°F hot water at speeds of 120mph

An explosion which killed four people at Loy-Lange Box Co. involved a water tank which contained 330°F hot water, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has confirmed.

Tackle mycotoxins early in value chain - Bühler

A European project and practical experience has shown cleaning and optical sorting can reduce mycotoxin levels, according to Bühler.

Ardent Mills recalls flour as part of E. coli O121 investigation

Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour following investigations into an E. coli O121 outbreak which has sickened 26 people.

ANSES: We can’t challenge EFSA’s opinion on titanium dioxide (yet) but industry should find replacements

French food safety agency ANSES has said while it cannot challenge EFSA’s greenlight for titanium dioxide at the current time, it is nonetheless advising industry to replace the white food...

Nutritionists dispute relevance of sugar levels in chocolate spreads following report

Chocolate spreads and jams contain huge amounts of sugar, with two slices of bread containing the entire maximum daily intake - but some experts have questioned whether the quantities eaten are...

Health risk from pesticide residues is low, says EFSA

The health risk from pesticide residues in food is low, according to a report by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with 97% of samples within legal limits - but...

AkzoNobel pilot project to track bio-based raw materials

‘Despite growing attention for sustainability, we still cannot track bio-based raw materials’

AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. (ABT) and EY, have launched an online tool that can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.

Four dead after hot water tank explodes at Loy-Lange Box Co.

Four people have died after a hot water storage tank exploded through the roof of Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri, US.

Italy proposes €18,000 fine for firms failing to indicate Italian origin

New legislation could require manufacturers to give detailed origin labelling for all pre-packaged food on Italian shelves or face heavy fines – but does the move undermine EU law and...

Palm oil and cocoa commitments undermined by poor regulation

Food manufacturers are struggling to tackle deforestation because of failures by governments both at home and overseas, according to candid interviews with a number of high-profile firms.

European Parliament votes in favour of strict new palm oil measures

Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and...

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

Health watchdog takes legal action against Kellogg, Weetabix, Walgreens and others for acrylamide in ‘Disney’ animal crackers

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has launched legal action against several US biscuit manufacturers and retailers for allegedly failing to warn consumers about the high levels of acrylamide (AA)...

Smucker Foods linked to E. coli O121 outbreak

E. coli O121 has sickened 25 people in Canada with a link to flour.

MEPs oppose GM approvals but Commission will have the final say

EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker...

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