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Tannic Acid Has Potential to Reduce Allergenicity of Peanuts

A phytochemical compound called tannic acid may be an effective scavenger of peanut allergens, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. More

More Stores Affected by Listeria Fruit Recall

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. More

Views Sought on Chia Seeds

A company has asked the FSA's expert advisers on novel foods to consider an application for chia seeds to be approved for use in the European Union (EU) under the simplified approval procedure. More

Ohio State Spinout Receives Investments to Commercialize Biosensor Technology

ProteoSense is developing a unique sensor technology invented by Ohio State College of Engineering and College of Medicine researchers to detect proteins that are fundamental markers of pathogens. The firm is focusing initially on detecting serious threats to food safety in fresh produce, such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria. More

California Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella

Foster Farms, a Livingston, Calif., based establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. More


QAI and ACO Announce Partnership

Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Australian Certified Organic (ACO) partner to provide organic certification beyond the new U.S.-Korea equivalency agreement. More

Company Introduces New X-Ray Product

The Multix ME100 is a multi-energy spectrometer which enables discrimination between materials in complex products. More

FDA Posts Updated Results for its Total Diet Study

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the availability of updated data for its Total Diet Study (TDS), an ongoing program that measures levels of certain chemical contaminants and nutrients in foods. The newly available data provide findings from foods collected from 2006 to 2011. More

AIB's All-Staff Conference Set for July 21-24

AIB International will host its annual All-Staff Conference, July 21-24, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kan., which will bring together the organization’s 300-plus associates from around the globe More

PMMI Releases Food Safety and Traceability Report

The new report discuess FSMA perceptions and next steps. More

FSNS C&A Adds SQF Verification to Battery of Food Industry Audits

Food Safety Net Services – Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) reinforced its industry position as an all-in-one food quality/food safety auditing and certifying third party by adding Safe Quality Food (SQF) capabilities to its comprehensive verification credentials. More

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