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Middle East: Digitization, data “bury the food bug”, says Ecolab

The adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) Big Data and Data Science will ensure food safety, improve sustainability and...

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: 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...

Americas: FDA nods claim on peanut allergy

The FDA has responded to a petition for a new qualified health claim that relates to peanut allergy. The claim states "for most infants with...

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,...

Europe: Firms use blockchain in combating food fraud

PwC highlighted that food fraud costs the global economy in excess of US$40 billion a year. This equates to an additional US$5 per week on...
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