Regulation & Safety

The CSB re-enacts fatal video of PCA explosion. Photo: CSB.

CSB video re-enacts PCA explosion, which killed 3

By Jenny Eagle

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has posted an investigation report and video on Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA) explosion on February 8, 2017, which killed three and injured seven.

New EU regulation on acrylamide will become effective in April. Pic: ©GettyImages/Zerbor

Guest article

New European regulation on acrylamide: What manufacturers should know

By Gill Hyslop

A new EU regulation on acrylamide is setting benchmark values in several categories that will affect the bakery and snacks sectors. Peter Müller, technical service manager, Food, at Novozymes examines the upcoming challenges facing manufacturers.

Consumers should be aware some Snyder's-Lance Glazed Walnuts may contain peanuts. Pic: Snyder's-Lance

News in brief

Snyder’s-Lance recalls Emerald glazed walnuts

By Douglas Yu

Snyder’s-Lance has initiated a voluntary recall for a limited amount of its glazed walnut products distributed across the US due to the potential presence of undeclared peanuts.

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