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Europe: Institute finds most labs can detect, identify food viruses accurately

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has tested how accurately reference laboratories from around the world are able to determine the identity...

Asia Pacific: Flexco presents splicing, precleaners at ProPak Asia 2015

Flexco, a light-duty endless splicing and fastener solutions provider, will present the new FGP Food Grade Precleaners and other conveyor solutions at ProPak Asia...

Europe: FSA says restrictions on raw milk should stay

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board says the current restrictions on the sale of raw milk should remain in place, following the conclusion of...

Europe: UK consumers found to have low awareness of acrylamide risk, finds FSA report

The levels of acrylamide that people consume are usually estimated using dietary survey data and laboratory-cooked samples. These often fail to fully take account of...

Europe: Japan donates to facility on food safety, health standards and trade

The government of Japan has contributed US$49,470 to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) for its activities in 2015. STDF aims to help...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ releases recall plan template

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has developed a Food Recall Plan template to help food businesses manage recalls. CEO Steve McCutcheon said every food...

Europe: Perstorp’s packaging material deemed as food safe

The key monomer in Perstorp’s Akestra thermoplastic copolyester has been added to (EU) 10/2011 by the European Commission as 'plastic materials and articles intended...

Europe: Fraunhofer, Döhler to develop food safety solution

The Fraunhofer ICT-IMM Institute and Döhler are developing a microbiological detection method based on microfluidics. Microbiological safety is a top priority for the food industry....

Americas: IBM, Cornell University partner on safe milk supply

IBM and Cornell University will use next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted...

Americas: 3M releases solution to detect pathogen faster

The new 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Campylobacter with 3M Campylobacter Enrichment Broth is designed to provide more efficient testing for a key...