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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...

Americas: GLG submits GRAS notification to FDA for high-purity Rebaudioside C

GLG Life Tech Corporation has submitted a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notification with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

Europe: No horse meat DNA in meat products found above threshold, says EU

The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing published on July 22, 2014 found no horse meat deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in meat...

Asia Pacific: US parent company of meat scandal-linked Shanghai Husi Food apologises to Chinese...

The Chinese media on July 20, 2014 reported that Shanghai Husi Food Co., Ltd, has been suspected of supplying expired meat to McDonald and...

Americas: Baking institute approves two Menasha Packaging entities in audit

Menasha Packaging’s PrePrint facility and Folding Carton Group have been recognized by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) International after successfully completing its Good...

Asia Pacific: International body celebrates 10 years in China; value, trust needed, finds FNI

The International Alliance of Dietary/ Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) Board met recently in Beijing, China to celebrate 10 years of close cooperation with the...
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