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E. coli More Common on Diseased Lettuce

E. coli

E.coli O157:H7 is more likely to contaminate lettuce when downy mildew is already present, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. More

Traklok Protects Product in Transportation

Products

TrakLok International is introducing a new product to the food industry that helps to protect food p More

Throwback Thursday: Ben & Jerry’s

Industry News

What does a food manufacturer do with a flavor it no longer wishes to carry? If you're Ben & Jerry's, you send it to the Flavor Graveyard, of course! More

Food Testing Platform Provides "Live Results" with No Enrichment

Products

Fundamental Solutions Corporation (FSC) launched its PathOne food-testing system at the 2015 IAFP last week. More

Alchemy Wins IAFP Food Safety Innovation Award

Supplier News

Alchemy Systems, the global leader in food and workplace safety has won the Food Safety Innovation Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The award is for Alchemy Coach, an innovative tool for observing and validating safety practices of frontline workers on the plant floor. More

FDA Publishes Proposed FSMA Rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors

FDA, Regulatory News

FDA has published a proposed rule and a draft guidance document to support a new FSMA program to help eligible foreign entities demonstrate that imported food meets U.S. food safety requirements under the VQIP program or as a condition of granting imported food admission when certain food safety risks have been identified. More

Eriez ProGrade Program Expands Offerings

Products

Eriez ProGrade Program has expanded its offerings to include variety of economically priced magnetic separators for food processing applications. The ProGrade line of magnetic separators includes low-cost plates, grates, traps, tubes and sight glass magnets in various sizes and strengths for food processing application. Most items available through the ProGrade Program are in stock and ready for quick shipment. More

DuPont Diagnostics Introduces Smaller-Footprint BAX System Instrument

Products

DuPont Diagnostics, a DuPont Nutrition & Health business, has introduced its BAX System X5, a new PCR-based testing platform and the newest addition to the award-winning BAX System family. More

Fliss Named AIB Vice President for Client Development

Supplier News

David G. Fliss has been named AIB International’s vice president for client development. He will assume this role immediately, having served in an interim position since April and previously as AIB’s director of client development beginning in September 2014. More

Foran Spice Company Changes Name To Asenzya

Industry News

Foran Spice Company of Oak Creek, Wis. has effectively changed its name to Asenzya, Inc. in an effort to strategically reposition the company to better meet the needs of its customers and communicate its many unique capabilities. More

Roka Bioscience Demonstrates Salmonella Detection Utility

Roka Bioscience, a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today announced the results of a study demonstrating a limits-based testing application to accurately detect 1 colony forming unit per gram (CFU/g) contamination levels of Salmonella in 375-g ground turkey samples within one working shift. The limits-based testing approach provides an additional tool for monitoring process control and intervening to reduce risk associated with high Salmonella loads entering the marketplace. The limits-based pathogen testing approach for detection of Salmonella enterica in ground poultry will be presented in a poster session at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Portland, Ore. More

FDA Makes Available New Food Related Emergency Exercise

Industry News, FDA, Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is making available a new food related emergency exercise to help public health and other officials understand and coordinate their roles and responsibilities, and prepare for a food-related emergency. More

Salad Products Recalled Due to Misbranding

FDA

Huxtable’s Kitchen is recalling approximately 778 pounds of salad products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. More

Research Shines Light on Organic Fruit, Food Safety

Food Quality

Scientists at Washington State University have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits. The study was published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology. More

3D-Printed ‘Smart Cap’ Uses Electronics to Sense Spoiled Food

Research & Development

UC Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, are expanding the already impressive portfolio of 3D printing technology to include electrical components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems. More

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Food Testing Platform Provides "Live Results" with No Enrichment

Fundamental Solutions Corporation (FSC) launched its PathOne food-testing system at the 2015 IAFP last week.

Throwback Thursday: Ben & Jerry’s

What does a food manufacturer do with a flavor it no longer wishes to carry? If you're Ben & Jerry's, you send it to the Flavor Graveyard, of course!

E. coli More Common on Diseased Lettuce

E.coli O157:H7 is more likely to contaminate lettuce when downy mildew is already present, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

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