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Americas: 3M Food Safety’s product receives approval for detecting Listeria monocytogenes

3M Food Safety's 3M Molecular Detection Assay Listeria monocytogenes has been approved by the AOAC Performance Tested Methods (PTM) program. The approval certifies that the...

Asia Pacific: Japan gives to WTO initiative

The government of Japan has contributed US$76,742 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) for 2014. The objective is to help developing countries...

Europe: Most food samples containing pesticide residue are within legal limits, says EFSA

More than 97% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) contain pesticide residue levels that fall within legal limits, with...

Americas: Cognex launches technology for vision inspection

Cognex Corporation's PatMax RedLine is a feature-location technology that reinvents the PatMax pattern-matching tool by maximizing speed and performance. Available in the latest Cognex In-Sight...

Americas: Aquionics to hold webinar on UV processing in June 2015

Aquionics will demonstrate the benefits of ultra violet (UV) science within the food and beverage market at a webinar on June 30, 2015. The 60-minute,...

Americas: FDA rejects tainted cilantro into US

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an enormous task when it comes to assuring the safety of food imported from Mexico and elsewhere,...

Europe: EFSA shares finding on isoflavones, post-menopausal women study

A comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence has revealed no indication that isoflavones at levels typically found in food supplements cause harm to...

Americas: US to encourage more to eat pulses in 2016

The United Nations says the 2016 International Year of Pulses (IYP) will begin on January 1. To educate consumers about pulses during the year long...

Americas: Partners spend US$35M on healthier school meals

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Football League (NFL), Fuel Up offer US$35 million in grants to help schools upgrade their kitchen equipment...

World: Report finds unsustainable food system with hungry people

Today’s global food system has major weaknesses: nearly 800 million people are left hungry, one-third of the human race is malnourished, over half of...
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