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.
Consumer can help themselves in food safety fight
A Chinese food quality inspector has warned consumers in China they
need to take more personal responsibility when it comes to
protecting themselves from harmful foods by paying attention to
Canada plans tough food safety laws
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has outlined radical plans
to improve the safety of imported and exported foods - after
admitting the country had fallen behind when it came to regulation.
New software audits food quality and safety
A new software solution claims to control the safety and quality of
food in storage, allowing for auditable records and updates of the
New meat safety techniques compiled by regulator
About 35 new techniques for reducing pathogen contamination in meat
and poultry were added yesterday to a list of such methods being
compiled by the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
New 500-ml PET weighs in at 8.8g
Krones yesterday announced the release of what it is calling the
world's lightest of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container in
Survey to establish environmental standard for drinks logistics
UK food and drink processors are being asked to take part in a
survey to help set a standard for measuring the environmental
impact of their logistical operations.
New technology for PET bottle packing
A new packing machine can place polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
bottles into crates at speeds of up to 60 crates a minute, the
PET bottle contains recycled materials
A polyethylene terephthalate (PET) juice bottle containing 30 per
cent recycled materials has been launched in the UK market.
Food executive sentenced to jail over E. coli outbreak
Breaching food safety rules can lead to jail, as the executive of a
UK food manufacturer has discovered.