"Make or break" time for California BPA ban
The bid to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in California looks set to go the wire after a vote on the law in the State Assembly was delayed for the second time amid fierce political wrangling.
Pallet rivals clash as both call for FDA safety probe
A simmering row between pallet industry competitors escalated yesterday when a plastic pallet producer called on US authorities to launch a food safety probe into its wood-based rivals.
IFT Awards focus on food safety and technology
Scientists and academics who focused on improving food safety were among those celebrated with Achievement Awards at the Institute of Food Technology Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Anaheim, California.
Greater traceability to boost seafood safety
Improved seafood safety through greater traceability are the benefits claimed for a new collaboration between information technology company IBM, food software company FXA Group and two Vietnamese seafood producers.
Many Chinese food companies lag behind foreign firms in ensuring food safety, partly because consumers do not trust safety certification, said experts yesterday.
HACCP module eases food safety compliance
Food and beverage companies will find it easier to comply with safety standards thanks to a new Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points module launched by computer specialist EtQ for its Quality /Food Safety Management Software, claims the manufacturer.
New technology boost for food safety, says Chr. Hansen
A new phage based product is designed to reduce contamination of cattle and poultry by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter, claims a global biotechnology company.
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.