Are you prepared for the next sudan-1 or melamine scandal? What are the food safety risks threatening the food supply chains of tomorrow, and do you have the technical and financial resources to deal them them?
Big oops. Meat and milk from the offspring of cloned animals has entered the UK food chain. Cue scary headlines and scared consumers. But the leviathan of EU-lawmaking means no-one actually knows if it’s legal or not. And that’s an even bigger oops.
The problem with Kellogg’s tainted packaging has been solved, US federal authorities said yesterday – as the company confirmed the chemical responsible for the huge recall is not used in its European operations.
A federal appeals court has ruled that organic almond growers can challenge a law requiring mandatory pasteurization of almonds intended to reduce risk of salmonella contamination, overturning a previous decision.
Heightened sensitivity of detection, ease of use and reduced downtime thanks to an early warning diagnostic system are benefits claimed by Mettler Toledo Safeline for its new large aperture metal detector for bulk products.
A new joint project between DuPont Qualicon and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) aims to develop testing to detect hard-to-identify strains of E.coli that are not regulated and have been causing increasing instances of food contamination.
European snack producers are set to move towards a single portion size of 30 g for snacks such as crisps and pretzels in all 27 EU member states to ensure dietary recommendations on calorie intake is met, claims the European Snack Association.
Indian basmati rice is one of the products to be removed from an EU list of food imports subject to heightened scrutiny while some herbs and spices from Thailand have been added, said Brussels as it updated the register today.
The United Nations' food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, has extended its code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin in tree nuts to include additional measures for Brazil nuts.