Monday, November 24, 2014

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FDA and Asia-Pacific Colleagues Focus on Food Safety

In September, FDA joined colleagues for APEC food safety meetings in Beijing, China. Because of the importance of building the capacity for food safety perceptions in China and the region, China hosted a "Special Session" of FSCF to consider progress from technical working groups on export certificates and maximum residue limits of pesticide in food products. More

WhiteWave Foods Company Completes Acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free

The WhiteWave Foods Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free (formerly Turtle Mountain) for approximately $195 million in cash. WhiteWave funded the acquisition through existing cash balances and available credit. More

MRSA Bug Linked to Livestock is Found in Hospitals

A University of Edinburgh study has suggested that an MRSA bug in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals. More

MSU to Expand Global Reach with Food Channel Debut

Michigan State University is launching, a new educational portal that will offer open-access courses and resources to students around the globe. More

InfinityQS ProFicient 5.2 Commemorates InfinityQS’ 25 Years

InfinityQS International, Inc., a developer of real-time quality and manufacturing intelligence, debuted InfinityQS ProFicient 5.2 during Infusion Chicago, the company’s ninth Manufacturing Intelligence Conference. More


Intelligence Squared U.S. to Host GMO Debate

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are developed for a number of different reasons - to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought - but around the world, communities are fighting the cultivation of genetically engineered crops, concerned about their impact on the environment and human safety. In last week's elections, measures to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food products were on the ballots in two states (Colorado and Oregon), but failed to pass in both cases. On December 3, award-winning debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) will take on these issues with a debate on the motion "Genetically Modify Food." More

New CFSAN Center Director Announced

In January 2015, Dr. Susan T. Mayne will take the reins from Michael M. Landa, who has led the Center since 2010, providing critical leadership on major food safety and nutrition initiatives. More

Detectapro Announces Fully Metal Detectable Printed Keyhole Bag Tags

Detectapro introduces a new line of printed tags that have been specifically developed for companies using multiple production and batch information within their lines. More

NSF-GFTC Announces Safe Food Canada 2015

The event will be held Feb. 26, at the Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ontario. More

GFSI Announces Consultation of SQF Scope Extension for Storage and Distribution

GFSI announced the launch of its global stakeholder consultation for the SQF Extension of Scope for Storage & Distribution. More

B&G Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut And Almond In Product

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. More

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