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Americas: AOAC validates ground beef, flour validation systems

Hygiena has received extensions to its AOAC-Research Institute validation for the BAX System Real-Time Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) Assay Suite for STEC for two...

Americas: Building food safety harmony in Canada

The US is not the only country in North America that pushing forward with major food safety regulations. Canada, its northern neighbor, has been upping...

Europe: Listeria infections increase in vulnerable groups, EFSA

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related). This is...

Europe: Hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food concerning, EFSA

Some substances belonging to a group of plant ingredients known as hydroxyanthracene derivatives can damage DNA and may cause cancer, said European Food Safety...

Asia Pacific: Vietnam sells state-owned beer companies, report

The Vietnamese government’s sale of a majority share in the two largest state-run breweries offers foreign brewers to take a stake in the country's...

Americas: Build infrastructure, transfer knowledge for food safety, 3M

Each day, food safety issues gain more relevance and importance throughout Latin American countries. Meanwhile, global markets and international trade bodies are pushing standards and...

Americas: Cactus pear a viable food, water source, FAO

During the recent intense drought in southern Madagascar, cactus proved a crucial supply of food, forage and water for local people and their animals....

Europe: UK rolls out labeling advice on fresh produce

Apples can last two weeks longer if consumers follow new official advice recommending the fruit is kept refrigerated. New logos are to appear on...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance research wins award

Professor Frank Møller Aarestrup from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has been awarded the Nils Foss Excellence Prize 2017 worth EUR...

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...
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