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Americas: Randox Food Diagnostics offers ELISA test on shrimp, seafood products

A sharp rise in Oxytetracyclines residues within Asian seafood products has coincided with the development of a brand new test for the antimicrobial agent. Validated...

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....

Europe: UK authority finds 59% of birds tested positive for Campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens in...

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...

Did You Know: How Halal food testing is done?

The dietary laws that forbid Jews and Muslims from consuming pork date back millennia, but when pork ingredients are included in food products, deliberately...

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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