Regulation & Safety

The dairy code came into effect on January 1, 2020, as it was a key recommendation of the ACCC's 2018 dairy inquiry. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC looking into dairy code compliance

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is monitoring the introduction of the new mandatory dairy code of conduct, including by checking processors’ compliance with the code, and said it is ready to take enforcement action where appropriate.

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IDFA welcomes FDA announcement on high protein milk

By Jim Cornall

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is allowing the use of milk protein concentrate (MPC), milk protein isolate (MPI) and whey protein concentrate (WPC) in products labeled "high protein milk."

Christeyns Food Hygiene's Warrington site in the UK.  Pic: Christeyns Food Hygiene

BSI kitemark for Christeyns hand sanitizer

By Jim Cornall

UK-based Christeyns Food Hygiene, which manufactures specialist hygiene solutions, has become the first manufacturer to receive the globally-recognized British Standards Institution (BSI) kitemark for hand sanitizer.

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

By Jim Cornall

This week, guests on the podcast are Patrick Kamphuis, senior medical affairs director at Nutricia; Teni Ekundare, investor outreach manager, UK & Northern Europe, FAIRR Initiative; Frank Borrmann, market manager SBU Checkweighing, Mettler Toledo;...

For tall food products, the detection focus is different compared to other consumer packaged food products. Pic: Mekitec

Mekitec releases new x-ray inspection system for tall products

By Jim Cornall

Mekitec Group, a global manufacturer of food quality control systems based on x-ray technology, has launched a completely new X-ray inspection system, Sidemeki, targeted for the product safety and quality control needs of food and beverage producers worldwide.

PreScouter said the pandemic may not end before 2022. Pic: Getty Images/marieclaudelemay

PreScouter publishes coronavirus testing report

By Jim Cornall

PreScouter, a Chicago-based research intelligence firm, has released a new report that details all of the currently available COVID-19 workplace testing options, detailing the logistics and investment required for each option.

In addition to containment detection and quality checks, the machines can address inefficiencies that lead to downtime. Pic: Eagle Product Inspection

Eagle launches new x-ray solutions

By Jim Cornall

US company Eagle Product Inspection Inc. has launched the Eagle QuadView Short, with a more compact footprint, for x-ray inspection of jars and bottles with four-view coverage for glass-in-glass contaminant detection.

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