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Americas: Canada recognizes GFSI-recognized certification program

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) says CanadaGAP has achieved full government recognition. CanadaGAP is a food safety program for companies that produce, handle and...

Americas: 3M Food Safety’s plate gets validation

The 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC Performance-Tested Method for a variety of foods. With this award, the...

Europe: Testing finds 17% potato crisp products are high in acrylamide

About 17% of potato crisp varieties sampled from major retail food outlets in the UK have high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen, reveals...

Americas: 3M Food Safety holds webinars on FSMA

As the implementation deadlines for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act or FSMA are going into effect for the food industry, 3M Food Safety...

Europe: Belgium approves marketing of Indian spice blend

The Belgian government has approved Arjuna Natural Extracts to market its proprietary Herbagut brand of herbal blend in the country. This notification is applied in...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra milk cans to have QR, traceability codes

Fonterra is using quick response (QR) codes as part of a program to track and trace ingredients and products electronically throughout the organization, from...

Europe: Celanese sues 3 companies over patent infringement

Celanese Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Europe against three Chinese manufacturers of high-potency sweeteners, specifically Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K). The complaints allege that...

Europe: Russia invests in FAO’s work on antimicrobial resistance

Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant 'superbugs' in food and on farms in five...

Europe: Hanovia awarded for HR efforts

Ultra-violet disinfection specialist Hanovia has received Investors in People (IIP) accreditation pertaining to realizing the potential of its staff. To secure the accreditation, evidence was...

Europe: Mettler Toledo gives five-year generator warranty for machine range

Mettler-Toledo is offering an industry first, five-year generator warranty for all new x-ray inspection systems within the X-Series range, purchased with either a Standard...

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