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Americas: T.H.E.M.’s New Jersey facility receives SQF Level 2 certification

North American provider of single-use flexible packaging solutions company Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.) says its Marlton, New Jersey contract manufacturing facility...

World: Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires food testing laboratory in Turkey

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a food testing laboratory in Turkey. With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences expands their scientific services in...

Europe: FAO to open liaison office in Moscow

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will open a Liaison Office in Moscow, Russia in order to strengthen cooperation links...

Asia Pacific: PwC launches food safety, quality business in China

PwC China marked World Health Day on April 7, 2015 by announcing the establishment of its Food Supply and Integrity Services business to help...

Americas: Some foodborne infections decreased in 2014, says CDC

In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the...

Europe: Chr Hansen, researchers develop fermentation process for carmine

Researchers from Chr. Hansen, the University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (KU) and Technical University of Denmark, Department of Systems Biology...

Americas: FDA clears Innate potato varieties for consumption

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finds the first generation of Innate potato varieties is as safe and nutritious as conventional potatoes. The J....

Europe: EC approves Ball’s takeover of Rexam

The European Commission has approved under the European Union Merger Regulation the acquisition of beverage can manufacturer Rexam by rival Ball, subject to the...

Europe: Energy drink, alcohol combo worries Irish body

There is a massive increase in the number of products on sale compared with 2002 and some brands containing up to 16 teaspoons of...

Europe: Determining inorganic arsenic levels in food

A new European standard method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foodstuffs has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University...
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