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Throwback Thursday McCormick Continues its Rich and Spicy Story

The story of spices is a tale of camel caravans, perilous voyages through unknown seas, the discovery of America, bloody wars, and the rise and fall of far-flung empires … and now McCormick & Co. has added another chapter to its part of that story with the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based One World Foods, seller of Stubb’s premium barbecue sauces. More

Twenty-one Finalists Selected for Third IDFA Innovations Awards

IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine have announced the 21 finalists for the 2015 Innovations Awards. Each of the finalists exemplifies substantial achievements in performance, significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design or considerable cost savings. More

Raleigh-Based NSI Lab Solutions Joins Food Laboratory Alliance

The Food Laboratory Alliance is proud to welcome NSI Lab Solutions to its growing coalition of organizations devoted to the safety of the nation’s food supply and the quality of food laboratory testing. More

Change in Process of Disinfecting Greens Could Reduce Illness Outbreaks

Cross contamination in commercial processing facilities that prepare spinach and other leafy greens for the market can make people sick. But researchers are reporting a new, easy-to-implement method that could eliminate or reduce such incidences. The scientists presented their work at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in August. More

NEHA to Build Training for State and Local Food Safety Agencies

The National Environmental Health Association has been awarded a five-year, $5 million cooperative agreement to develop and implement critically needed training for state, local, territorial, and tribal food safety agencies. This training will assist the FDA in meeting the requirements of Section 209(a) of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and fully develop an integrated food safety system (IFSS). More


Heartland Food Products Group to Acquire Splenda Brand

Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low-calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee, and nutritional beverages for consumer markets has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Splenda low-calorie sweetener brand from McNeil Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. More

Food Safety Testing Market Expects $13.6 Billion in 2019

BCC Research examines the food safety testing industry in its report, Global Markets and Technologies for Food Safety Testing. The report forecasts a global market share of $13.6 billion in 2019. More

Ecolab to Acquire Select Assets of Swisher Hygiene

Swisher provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions for the food service, hospitality, retail and healthcare markets. More

OvoControl Long Term Bird Control

OvoControl P, birth control for birds, represents a long-term, permanent solution for getting rid of those pesky pigeons. More

Microscan Announces Acquisition of Label Vision Systems (LVS)

Microscan Systems, Inc., a industrial barcode reading and machine vision technology provider, has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label inspection, print inspection, and barcode verification. More

The FDA Third Party Auditing Program – Will There Be Any Takers?

By David Acheson

FDA has issued Draft Guidance on Model Accreditation Standards for Third-Party Auditor/Certification Body Accreditation for Food Safety Audits. It is an interesting rule, and some have asked “Does this mean all auditors have to be FDA certified?” The answer is no. More

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