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Changing Listeria contamination patterns analysed in cheese facility

The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.

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SQI Diagnostics to automate assay for testing pathogens in raw milk

SQI Diagnostics has entered into a contract with a UK-based company to automate their DNA-based pathogen detection assays.

Speakers include former Unilever product safety director

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies and Multivac.

Former Coca-Cola head joins Cavitus and opens US office

Doug Dichting, former VP at Del Monte Foods, The Coca-Cola Company and Schweppes Beverages has joined Cavitus as president and opened an office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tesco prototype glass app orders milk virtually

Tesco R&D team has partnered with Google Glass to test an app that orders groceries virtually.

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

Grassland Dairy Products fined $300k

Grassland Dairy Products has been fined $300,000 for water pollution.

Arla Foods’ EGM Walhorn merger expands dairy farmer partnership

Arla Foods’ status as a multinational farmer-owned dairy company has been reinforced by its EGM Walhorn merger taking on the Netherlands.

'Commercial appetite' for photopurification growing with data: SurePure

The “commercial appetite” for SurePure’s Turbulator photopurification technology will increase as the data supporting its safety and benefits grows, says the South African company.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

UN tightens regulation on lead in infant formula lead and arsenic in rice

The United Nation’s food standards body has adopted new maximum levels for lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. 

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JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

WhiteWave pours into LEED-certified production facility

The beverage and food producer’s 325,000-square-foot facility has received LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

25% of milk produced in Tanzania wet season is wasted

Travesty of poor refrigeration in developing countries

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. 

Bürkert FloWave starts field tests in the dairy industry

Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.

INSIDE...THE VIETNAM MILK FACTORY

Inside the 'mega factory': take a tour of Vinamilk's plant

Tetra Pak and Vinamilk recently invited DairyReporter.com inside the Vietnam Milk Factory near Ho Chi Minh City – which it describes as a 'state-of-the-art' liquid dairy plant.

Interpack 2014

Tetra Laval to open Dairy Hub in Cape Verde

Tetra Laval plans to open a Dairy Hub in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

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Dairy processor hit with wastewater discharge penalty

Idaho Milk Products will pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations related to the discharge of wastewater, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

dispatches from Analytica 2014

DairyGuard fights against milk powder adulteration

Precise, specific and reproducible results must be achieved when screening for known and unknown adulterants in milk powder, according to PerkinElmer.

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