Demand for shelf-life evaluation procedures such as challenge testing is on the up as food processors come under increasing regulatory and financial pressure to ensure safety and minimise waste, said Campden BRI.
More melamine tainted dairy materials have been seized by Chinese food safety authorities, raising suspicions that it may be from the same batch that should have been destroyed following the 2008 scandal.
The benefits for nano-packaging, showing how it can overcome current food and drink industry challenges in terms of shelf life, distribution or sustainability, need to become more apparent in order to ensure widespread commercial implementation, says...
A design breakthrough on a new high pressure processing (HPP) machine has resulted in a more compact, affordable and easy-to-install system for small and medium-sized producers, said manufacturer NC Hyperbaric.
Scientists have highlighted the virtue of food safety performance indicators (FSPI) to help businesses evaluate their own safety management systems without having to perform actual microbiological analysis.
A new food safety system that uses X-rays to kill harmful bacteria could aid public acceptance of irradiation and revolutionise the post-harvest processing (PHP) of oysters, said the scientist behind the research.
New active and intelligent packaging rules and guidelines introduced last year across Europe should bring much-needed clarity to the sector and pave the way for innovation, said one expert as he set out how the system could work in practice.
Chinese food safety delegates met with international food safety experts in Minnesota this week to conclude a two-week program discussing individual nations’ role in the development of global standards.
New oxygen scavenging technology for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers that allows for lightweighting and prolongs shelf life has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, said manufacturers Constar.
New legislation designed to strengthen the “dangerous” US food safety system as well as simplify its complex food supply chain has been introduced by key political figures from the House of Representatives.
On a summer’s day in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt pushed through new food safety regulation. The Food and Drugs Act passed that day over 100 years ago was the last time the US food safety system was modernized.
E. coli in ground beef, melamine in infant formula, and salmonella in peanut butter - what is next? Isn’t it about time the slices of the US food safety pie were taken back from the multiple federal agencies involved and surveillance placed under one...
While European and US risk assessors play down safety concerns over using food sourced from cloned animals, the fledgling industry appears set for tougher times in convincing manufacturers, according to a new survey.
New polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jars have been designed to give hot fill foods long shelf life, aesthetic appeal and rigidity while cutting material requirements, according to Constar International.
Politicians in Holland have called on government to set maximum
consumption limits for acrylamide, potentially leading to
legislation that would force processors to reduce the potential
carcinogen in their products.
About 5 per cent of mixed raw vegetable salads in the UK are
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a national
survey that uncovered two products with levels above the EU's
Food companies may have more to lose than to gain by placing
freshness dating on their refrigerated products, says a new study,
which reveals that consumer taste perception is influenced by how
fresh they believe a product to be.