The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings, and Processing Aids evaluated food contact material (FCM) Substance No. 1070, which incorporates selenium nanoparticles into the adhesive middle layer of multilayer laminates with an outside polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer and an inner polyolefin (food contact) layer. The results of the Panel’s evaluation are published in the January 2018 issue of the EFSA Journal in an article entitled “Safety assessment of the active substance selenium nanoparticles, for use in active food contact materials.” According to the abstract, in all tests, migration of selenium was not detectable. The article states that taking into account current knowledge on the diffusional properties of nanoparticles in polymers, the Panel concluded “there is no safety concern for the consumer if selenium nanoparticles are used in multilayer films and separated from the food by a polyolefin food contact layer for any type of food and under any food contact conditions.”
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Using XRF to ensure food safety
The giants in the food and beverage industry are using handheld X-ray fluorescence (HHXRF) analysers as part of their quality control procedure to ensure rigorous food safety.Food manufacturing often involves mechanical steps such as chopping, slicing, or mincing, which are carried out by machinery with moving metal parts (e.g. blades). In time, these parts can wear, resulting in small metal fragments being introduced in the food production line. To detect metal contamination before the final processing stage,...
Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in the global food supply
Abstract / Summary Waters is a leader in developing food and water quality testing systems that incorporate analytical standards and reagents, sample preparation products, chromatographic columns, instrumentation, and data management software. Our comprehensive solutions offer food and beverage laboratories the tools needed to check compliance with food and environmental regulations, decrease operational costs, increase productivity, and ensure consumer safety. Read our in-depth application notes to learn...
Detection of allergens in processed foods: the next analytical challenge
Those of us involved in the food allergen analytical community are constantly striving to improve allergen detection methods. One of the areas of focus in recent years has been to investigate how we can enhance the detection of allergens present in processed foods.The majority of the food and drink we consume has been processed or modified in some way, this processing brings about many benefits in terms of food safety, preservation and taste. Processing changes the characteristics of the ingredients used to make...
Automating Data Collection for Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Audits
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How FSMA Impacts Food and Beverage Manufacturers
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