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Americas: Paper, analysis to enhance food safety on fresh produce

Scientists report in Analytical Chemistry that they are closing in on a way to use a combination of color-changing paper and electrochemical analysis to...

Americas: Count plates get AFNOR certification

3M Food Safety says its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF Validation. The plates had previously received validation through...

Europe: Mettler-Toledo enhances metal detectors

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has enhanced profile throat metal detectors and gravity fall systems for manufacturers to experience metal detection as a smoother, safer and less...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, states the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in...

Asia Pacific: Indonesia approves 5 DuPont Danisco’s enzymes for use

Indonesia has recently approved five enzymes from the DuPont Danisco range of ingredients for bakery solutions. With this new regulatory approval, DuPont can now...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Europe: Mettler Toledo bags 2 wins in UK awards

Salford-based Mettler Toledo Safeline was named the runner-up for the Environmental Achievement Award, sponsored by CMR Consultants. This award recognizes the manufacturer that...

Americas: Corbion launches non-PHOs products ahead of time

Corbion has targeted January 2017 to provide non partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) replacements for its portfolio, including emulsifiers, mixes and bases. The company has...

World: Cereal prices continue to rise, FAO

The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. The Index...

Americas: 3M Food Safety test kits certified by NF Validation

The next generation 3M Molecular Detection Assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been certified by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification. Earlier this...

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