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Americas: “Sugar-glass” film uses viruses to kill germs in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial 'sugar-glass' coating...

Americas: Hanovia, Berson merge to form a company

Hanovia Limited and Berson Milieutechniek B.V., both part of Halma plc, have merged to create a new company providing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. Both...

Asia Pacific: Water treatment system eradicates pathogens

A water disinfectant company has successfully eliminated Legionella from a South Australian hospital’s water supply using a pH neutral electrochemical solution, which can also...

Asia Pacific: Packaging chemicals-food risk is low, states study

A three-year project looking at the risk of chemicals migrating from packaging into food has determined that the chemicals investigated are not a concern...

Americas: X-ray system for safe frozen food production

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection launches the Safeline X39 x-ray system for manufacturers of frozen-formed burger patties (beef, pork, chicken, fish and vegetarian) to meet retailer...

Europe: Henkel releases documents for compliance work

Henkel releases Food Contact Statements (FCS) for its adhesive solutions, offering detailed information on the results of Henkel’s thorough risk assessment in Europe. They...

Americas: Detecting food allergens on-the-go

Researchers have developed a portable allergen-detection system, including a keychain analyzer, for consumers on the go, reports the journal ACS Nano. Most people with food...

Americas: 3M buys allergen test kit company

3M announced has acquired Elution Technologies, a US-based manufacturer of test kits that enable food and beverage companies to help ensure their products are...

Americas: Metal detector scans with five frequencies

Thermo Fisher Scientific releases a metal detection platform that rapidly scans up to five frequencies to help food and consumer goods manufacturers find ferrous,...

Americas: Anchor Packaging receives BRC certificate

Anchor Packaging receives the 'High Hygiene' certification from NSF International for the BRC Global Standard for Packaging. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is...