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UK Publishes Public Attitudes Survey Results

The results from the UK Food Standard Agency's (FSA) Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker for May 2015 found that The top two food safety issues of concern for respondents were food hygiene when eating out (37%), and the use of additives in food products (29% More

House Passes Bill Banning State GMO-Label Law

The House on Thursday passed hotly contested legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs. More

FDA Revises Added Sugar Labeling Proposal

FDA has proposed including the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods, giving consumers additional information for added sugars similar to information they have seen for decades with respect to nutrients such as sodium and certain fats. More

FDA Requests Comment and Data on Raw Milk Cheese

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting comments from the public, including scientific d More

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. More


Paperless HACCP inspection app launched

Techs4Biz has developed a paperless app for food safety inspectors to help ensure their inspection meets safety and HACCP requirements. More

Aseptia Receives IFT Innovation Award

Aseptia entered the 2015 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo as the recipient of two industry awards and departed the mid-July event with a third prestigious accolade, a 2015 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. More

3M Introduces Next-Generation Assays for Pathogen Detection

Expanding on its molecular detection, 3M Food Safety has introduced a next generation of assays: the 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria and 3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes. More

DeltaTrak ThermoTrace TTI Selected as Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Award

DeltaTrak’s ThermoTrace TTI Time-Temperature Indicator Label has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards in the Process/Prototyping category for supply chain management and operations. More

Scanalyst 3 Barcode Verification System DPM Now Available

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) expanded its Scanalyst 3 family to include DPM (Direct Parts Marking). DPM is a marking technology using laser or peening to create a permanent 2D barcode right on the part. More

Norovirus Outbreak Suspected in California Restaurant

Public health officials are looking into a suspected norovirus outbreak at the Bali Hai Restaurant that sickened more than 60 people who attended a recent awards banquet. More

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