Jar maker plays up plastic's benefits over glass and tin
New multi-layer plastic food packaging jars are designed to compete with glass and tin equivalents in terms of safety and aesthetics, according to the UK manufacturer.
Food safety consultation launched by FSA
The UK’s Food Standards Agency is inviting responses to draft proposals designed to guarantee that only safe food contact materials and articles are marketed in the UK and the EU.
Scientists call for more sensitive BPA testing
A new study calls for more sensitive analytical methods to better incorporate differences in susceptibility between children and adults when determining exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in food packaging.
2008 round up: most popular food safety stories
FoodProductionDaily’s review of the articles that sparked most interest in you the readers continues today with the most viewed pieces in the food safety area.
New computer program aids food safety certification
Complying with Global Food Safety Initiative standards will become much easier for food suppliers with the launch of a new computer program, claims its manufacturer Integrated Management Information.
Chinese target small producers' food safety standards
A four-month campaign to restore the tarnished image of Chinese food products and ingredients in the wake of the melamine scandal will begin this week, according to the government in Beijing.
New Glass Recycling Targets
Members of the North American Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) have pledged to use at least 50 per cent recycled glass in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars by 2013.
Views sought on UK food safety publication
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking the views of food manufacturers based in England on its updated guidance for food handlers.
No change to BPA opinion required, says EFSA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it will not be revising its position on bisphenol A (BPA), following on from the criticism of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft assessment of the chemical, which is used in certain food packaging.
New BSE test could help allay meat safety fears
A test to instantly detect beef that has been contaminated with tissue from a cow's brain or spinal cord during slaughter could improve control of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the food supply chain, claims a US study.
Process may offer biodegradablity in petrochemical plastics
A research group based at University College Dublin claims it can convert plastics such as polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and mixed plastics into a biodegradable polymer.
Castleberry plant closed over safety fears
Castleberry, the US-based food company linked to botulism-tainted
food last summer, has now been temporarily closed by the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
Kosher firm fails on food safety
A new report accuses Agriprocessors, the largest kosher meat firm
in the US, of violating food safety laws and failing to protect
consumers from the risk of E.coli and mad cow disease.
US: New food safety tools target small meat firms
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced the development
of web-based resources to help small meat and poultry processors
with HACCP implementation.
PET jar development targets lightweight hot-fill demands
A new development in polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based jar
packaging offers a clear, lightweight and sustainable alternative
for use with hot-fill products, according to its manufacturer.