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Product Withdrawal & Recall Survey

Jul 08 2015 10:21 AM | Simon in News

We asked the IFSQN members to share their experience with product recalls and withdrawals within their businesses. Below are the main findings along with some commentary and links to helpful information resources.

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ACET Global Consulting to Provide IFS Academy Training

Jun 27 2015 06:08 PM | Simon in News

ACET Global Consulting LLC, a US-based global food safety organization is now an IFS Academy training provider. ACET Global has personnel and alliances worldwide having food safety and GFSI expertise including production, storage and distribution, and packaging materials.

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The International Food Safety & Quality Network Annual Conference

Jun 21 2015 06:47 PM | Simon in News

Food Safety Live is the world’s first online food safety learning and networking conference. Join us from the comfort of your own office and watch four unmissable live debates with our team of expert panelists.

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New System Redefines Performance for GC-MS Applications

Jun 01 2015 06:08 PM | Simon in News

Laboratories performing food safety and authenticity, pharmaceutical, metabolomic, anti-doping and other analyses using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) can now achieve new levels of performance using high-resolution accurate-mass (HRAM) Orbitrap mass spectrometry, bringing the highest level of detection and identification capabilities to GC-MS studies.

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The next revision of ISO 22000 is due 2017

May 05 2015 07:55 PM | Simon in News

ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems -- for any organization in the food chain was first published some 10 years ago and reviewed without changes in 2009. However, following a recent meeting of the ISO working group (ISO/TC 34/SC 17/WG 8) it has been announced that the standard will be revised with a target publish date of 2017.

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Mettler Toledo Vision Inspection System Combines Thorough inspection, Convenient Installation and Maximum Throughput

Mar 23 2015 08:23 PM | Simon in News

The versatile METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision V6300 vision inspection system combines thorough product inspection with maximum production throughput and convenient installation. It is extremely flexible and able to adapt its physical structure, number of cameras and lights to meet the specific needs of each production line where it is installed. Users who begin by using the V6300 for a single inspection, for example, find it extremely simple to add more inspections as needed.

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International Paper Takes Extra Step to Safeguard Products

Mar 04 2015 06:28 PM | Simon in News

Demonstrating a strong commitment to the product safety needs of its customers, International Paper today announced its U.S. corrugated packaging container plants servicing food product customers will become Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified as measured against the IFS PACsecure Standard.

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New High Speed, Low Energy X-Ray Inspection System from Mettler Toledo

Feb 22 2015 08:20 PM | Simon in News

METTLER TOELDO developed the X36 Series of X-ray inspection systems to enable manufacturers of food and pharmaceutical products to inspect products for contamination at high production speeds (up to 300 products per minute) on both single and multiline operations, while reducing the energy requirements for doing so.

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Mettler Toledo’s New Profile Advantage Metal Detector Reduces False Rejects

Feb 09 2015 08:58 PM | Simon in News

Mettler Toledo has recently introduced a revolutionary breakthrough in metal detection sensitivity: the Profile Advantage metal detector. This inspection system’s new metal detection technology delivers unrivalled levels of detection sensitivity to maximize detection and ensure end-user’s brand protection.

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Webinar - GFSI for the Packaging Supply Chain

Jan 22 2015 07:42 PM | Simon in News

Food Seminars International, an organization specializing in technical webinars designed to provide information for food supply chain safety and quality initiatives, has announced the presentation of a webinar featuring IFS PACsecure. IFS PACsecure is a North American-based, GFSI benchmarked certification standard for packaging materials converters.

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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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Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative

Jul 28 2014 06:47 PM | Simon in News

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab For the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss based at Kansas State University to donate mycotoxin testing supplies to their USAID project.

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Trace Analytics launches The AirCheck Academy™

Aug 22 2014 07:00 PM | Trace Analytics in News

Have Compressed Air Quality Questions? The AirCheck Academy™ has the Answers.

Let’s face it…compressed air testing for the food and beverage industry is not easy to navigate. What should your concerns be? Is testing compressed air really necessary? Is the testing you do now appropriate for your compressed air use? You can find information to help you answer these questions and more at the AirCheck Academy™. By the way, it is FREE!

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IFS Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

Jun 18 2014 06:16 PM | Simon in News

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the IFS Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comment on the process that IFS, the Benchmark Committee Leader and the Benchmark Committee Members have been involved in over the past months.

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BRC Extension of GFSI Scope for Storage & Distribution

Jun 20 2014 08:00 PM | Simon in News

This week GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the BRC Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. GFSI have invited stakeholders to comment on the process that BRC, the Benchmark Committee Leader and the Benchmark Committee Members have been involved in over the past months.

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Ten years on the ISO 22000 standard is set to be revised

May 09 2014 06:08 PM | Simon in News

ISO 22000, the International Standard on food safety management systems was published in 2005. Since then, the markets' needs have evolved and in September this year there are plans to revise the standard.

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