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First cold press technology meeting EU hygiene standards

Dec 09 2014 08:14 PM | Simon in News

The Dutch companies JFPT/foodlife and Cool Wave Processing have joined forces and developed a new cold press technology. “The Cold Press No. 1” fully complies with the latest European legislation for hygiene (EHEDG) and safety (CE). With cold pressing both nutrients and flavour of fresh fruit and vegetables juice remain best preserved.

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Romer Labs Listeria Test System Achieves AOAC Certification

Nov 19 2014 08:50 PM | Simon in News

Romer Labs today announced that its RapidChek® Listeria NextDay™ test system earned Performance-Tested MethodsSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC Research Institute for various ready-to-eat foods with a 27-48 hr. enrichment.

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Feed Additives Needed to Combat Mycotoxins

Nov 16 2014 10:17 AM | Simon in News

The rationale for using feed additives to combat the multi-mycotoxin occurrence in animal feedstock emerged during the eighth World Mycotoxin Forum that ran 10-12 November.

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GFSI Announce Consultation for SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

Nov 10 2014 07:07 PM | Simon in News

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recently announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the SQF Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution.

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FSA Survey of Allergen Labelling

Nov 07 2014 06:57 AM | Simon in News

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently conducted a survey examining allergen advisory labelling on pre-packed processed foods sold in the UK. The survey also sought to quantify the level of allergens resulting from cross-contamination and establish whether the type of advisory labelling used related to the level of allergen present.

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Consultation launched for BRC Packaging Standard Issue 5

Oct 27 2014 05:33 PM | Simon in News

As part of the natural review cycle of the BRC Global Standards suite the BRC have recently released the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Requirements consultation document for the Issue 5 update.

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FSSC 22000 announces Quality Management Systems extension

Oct 27 2014 03:46 PM | Simon in News

Commencing early 2015 FSSC 22000 will be adding a separate module for the certification of Food Quality Management Systems (QMS), based on ISO 9001 to its existing auditing and certification structure. This will allow organizations to be FSSC 22000 audited and certified for Food Safety & Quality Management Systems.

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New Solutions for the Detection of Agrisure Duracade™ Corn

Sep 24 2014 07:08 PM | Simon in News

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions today announced the introduction of two new monitoring tools for the detection of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed by Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade insect-resistant corn also known as Event 5307. This test was developed with support from Syngenta for growers and others who will handle Agrisure Duracade grain. The easy, rapid detection of Agrisure Duracade corn in the grain supply by U.S. corn exporters is important because the grain is not yet approved for import in China and the European Union.

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New water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin

Aug 26 2014 07:56 PM | Simon in News

Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new water-based method will allow food, feed and grain producers to test for aflatoxins without using organic solvents, such as methanol, which are expensive, flammable, and must be disposed as hazardous waste.

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bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC Assay Gains AOAC Approval

Jul 29 2014 06:10 PM | Simon in News

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, has recently been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC, an automated quality indicator test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products. The rigors of the AOAC third-party validations provide food professionals with added assurance for high-performance testing standards.

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