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Focus on cognitive health claims intensifies

Focus on cognitive benefits builds

By Rod Addy

Interest in cognitive benefits and claims is building in the food industry, with continued work to strengthen the science behind them, according to a leading nutritionist.

Campden BRI identifies food and drink industry challenges

Campden BRI identifies food and drink industry challenges

By Rory Harrington

Vigilance in supply chain management, risk assessment, efficiency and sustainability are the key challenges facing the food and drinks industry over the next three to five years, according to a new report from Campden BRI.

EC issues guide on active and intelligent packaging reg

EC issues guide on active and intelligent packaging reg

By Rory Harrington

New guidance on active and intelligent (A&I) food packaging will help industry players, professional bodies and national authorities understand and implement legislation passed two years ago, said the European Commission (EC).

Unregulated mycotoxin found in cereals - FSA

Unregulated mycotoxin found in cereals - FSA

By Mark Astley

An unregulated, potentially harmful mycotoxin was found in over 10% of cereal sampled during a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey, a report has confirmed.

VMV head Jörg Höppner

Industry warns of major fallout from French bisphenol A ban

By Rory Harrington

Shorter product shelf life, the need to use a raft of coatings and changes in the appearance of food and beverage cans are all potential consequences of the French ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging from 2014, said the German Metal Packaging Association.

Ebeam - is the lack of 'plug and play' and food industry naivety holding it back?

Special Edition: Dry Decontamination Technology

Ebeam - is the lack of 'plug and play' and food industry naivety holding it back?

By Jane Byrne

Electron beam decontamination of food is a technology waiting in the wings; a leading researcher claims it can be the ultimate defence in terms of food safety but its potential is being stymied by regulatory hurdles, industry naivety and costly equipment.

Fons Schmid, chairman of FSSC board of stakeholders

SPECIAL EDITION: PLANT AUDITS AND QUALITY CONTROL

FSSC 22000 poised for explosive growth, predicts chief

By Rory Harrington

The food safety management scheme FSSC 22000 is set for explosive growth over the next three years as increasing numbers of major food processors and retailers switch to using the system, said the organisation’s chief Fons Schmid.

Jan Weide has been working in the food industry for over 20 years

SPECIAL EDITION: PLANT AUDITS AND QUALITY CONTROL

Profile of an auditor

By Helen Glaberson

Food audits are a day-to-day reality in the modern food processing industry, as consumer and regulatory expectations become ever-more demanding. But what is it like for the people who spend their lives inspecting plants?

Forget pancakes. I'm flippin' well going for the CEO's job

Women. The most wasted resource in food production

By Jess Halliday

Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

Local food doesn’t mean safe food

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

All food, if not properly handled, has the potential to cause foodborne illness – so why does local food get special legislative treatment?

The HVP recall: Damage control déjà vu

The HVP recall: Damage control déjà vu

Not again! It emerged last week that Basic Food Flavors, the company behind the ongoing HVP recall, knew its products were tainted with salmonella but carried on shipping them anyway. Déjà vu anyone?

Poor equipment design compromising food safety, EHEDG

Special Edition: Decontamination

Poor equipment design compromising food safety, EHEDG

By Jane Byrne

Misinterpretation of fundamental criteria for the hygienic design of equipment by designers is resulting in incorrect installation of parts such as valves and sensors at the initial design stage of new food processing equipment and leaves processors exposed...

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