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World: FAO says Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to...

Asia Pacific: Organisations to promote Certified Food Scientist certification to professionals in Australia

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Institute of Food Technologists say AIFST will endorse and promote the Certified Food...

Americas: T.H.E.M.’s New Jersey facility receives SQF Level 2 certification

North American provider of single-use flexible packaging solutions company Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.) says its Marlton, New Jersey contract manufacturing facility...

Americas: USDA, FSIS roll out new rules for safe poultry products

The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has on July 31, 2014 announced that poultry companies will have to...

Asia Pacific: Korea approves poultry imports from the Philippines

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has given the Philippines access to its US$300 million market for fresh frozen chicken. The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency...

Americas: Sausage producer recalls product for packaging blunder

Zemco Industries Inc., a Buffalo, NY, establishment, is recalling approximately 106,800 pounds of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S....

Americas: Interroll’s drum motor receives USDA equipment certification for food processing

Interroll says its asynchronous drum motor (models 113i, 138i, 165i and 217i) has recently gained approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for...

Europe: Authority found 78 out of 96 food samples consistent with origin claim

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has on July 29, 2014 published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to...

Europe: Anti-food fraud measures are working, says European Commission

A second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in beef products was launched in April 2014. This testing was a follow-up...

Europe: FSA asked by board to maintain current rules on sale of raw milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board has on July 23, 2014 asked for the FSA to maintain the current regulations controlling the sale of...

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