Food Safety News

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Merck Opens its First Customer Food Safety Studio

    Merck, a leading science and technology company, has opened its first global Food Safety Studio in Bellevue, Washington for manufacturers of all types of food (beef, poultry, produce, etc.) to collaborate with Merck scientists on developing safety products for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens. The new 5,300-square foot center gives customers access to a complete food safety workflow, from ...


    By Merck

  • New 3 µm Particle Size Adds HPLC Scalability to Luna Omega Mixed-Mode Selectivities

    Phenomenex Inc., global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, is introducing two new offerings to its Luna Omega fully porous LC column line – the Luna Omega 3 µm Polar C18 and the Luna Omega 3 µm PS C18. The Luna Omega Polar C18 stationary phase is a unique, robust selectivity bonded to an innovative silica particle ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • New 3 µm Particle Size Adds HPLC Scalability to Luna® Omega Mixed-Mode Selectivities

    Phenomenex Inc., global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, is introducing two new offerings to its Luna Omega fully porous LC column line – the Luna Omega 3 µm Polar C18 and the Luna Omega 3 µm PS C18. The Luna Omega Polar C18 stationary phase is a unique, robust selectivity bonded to an ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • Sale of industrial analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies

    Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology solutions, information and services for industry and research, today announces that it has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (‘HHT’) for a consideration of £80 million on a cash and debt free basis. HHT will acquire the companies, assets and liabilities that ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Phenomenex Publishes Comprehensive Food Testing Guide Featuring More Than 150 Applications

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, announces the publication of a new food testing guide to help the industry meet increasing demands for quality and safety testing and adhere to the guidelines of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA). The 160-page guide presents more than 150 applications using ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation.

    Want to find out how 9 million euros of research can improve your methods for pathogen detection in drinking water? Testing for bacteria, viruses or protozoa? Whether you work in the large water sector or use water in the food production industry, technologies developed by the EU funded Aquavalens project to detect pathogens in water are likely to be of use to you, ensuring your drinking water is ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • ERM-AE671: A new CRM to make mercury measurements in food more reliable

    JRC scientists developed a new certified reference material (CRM) to improve the accuracy of methylmercury measurements in food. This CRM (ERM-AE671) consists of isotopically labelled methylmercury with certified values for the isotopic composition. Used as internal standard, it will make the measurements of methylmercury more accurate.   Regulation 466/2001/EC sets limits for the total ...

  • New research on the potential of specific yeast fraction in food safety

    During the latest Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, November 14-16 2016, in Saint Louis, Missouri, Lysiane Dunière, Research scientist at Lallemand Animal Nutrition Ruminant Center of Excellence (Clermont-Ferrand, France), presented a poster on yeast cell fraction potential in food safety1. Laurent Dussert explains: “Farm animals can represent a reservoir of ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Food Safety Modernization Act Complaince Communication

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011 and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 require compliance criteria for ingredients (raw materials) used in food production. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is the governing body for implementation of rules. The seven foundational rules disseminated by the FDA became final in 2016 and are ...


    By Mississippi Lime

  • SGS Academy Offers FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Human Food Training

    Become a FSMA preventive controls qualified individual with FSPCA PCQI training from SGS. The FSMA rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption. ...


    By SGS

  • Prevent Liability at Your School with TargetSolutions’ ‘Food Safety’ Training Course

    TargetSolutions’ Food Safety, Foodborne Illness and Kitchen Sanitation training covers topics designed to reduce your school district’s liability. To promote a more engaging experience, a brand new voiceover narration track has been added to the course. More than 50 million students eat in schools across the country every day. That’s more than 50 million opportunities ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Inert Zebron PLUS GC Inlet Liners Ensure Simple, Safe Analysis

    Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, introduces a new family of GC inlet liners, incorporating an innovative approach to packaging and installation and a unique deactivation process that minimizes sample adsorption and degradation. The new Zebron ...


    By Phenomenex, Inc.

  • FSMA Regulations Are Stepping Up Their Game

    It’s been about a year since Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) went into effect, but companies in the market are still terrified of the act’s ramifications. When it was enacted in June 2015, FMSA shifted the sole responsibility for securing the supply chain on the food industry, forcing companies to improve capacity to prevent food-safety problems and detect and respond to ...


    By Repete Corporation

  • VICAM, a Waters Business, Receives 2016 North American Food Safety Diagnostics Market Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

    Today, Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) announced VICAM®, a Waters® Business, received the 2016 North American Food Safety Diagnostics Market Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. VICAM’s corporate mission is based on the fundamental human need for safe and abundant food that is wholesome, healthful, and devoid of mold mycotoxins. As a world-leading ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Commercial Fleet: Bretts Transport adopts Microlise telematics to boost safety

    Bretts Transport has deployed a new fleet performance and safety management system from transport management solution provider Microlise. The transport operator, based near Peterborough, offers a full logistics and warehousing solution and is a specialist in ambient food and food grade packaging deliveries into supermarket regional distribution centres, food service depots, ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Shimadzu’s New Thermal-Damaged Plastics Library Supports Advanced FTIR Contaminant Analysis

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today announces the release of the LabSolutions IR thermal-damaged plastics library. The unique library contains infrared (IR) spectra data of 13 types of plastics, both unheated and damaged thermally at 200 to 400 degrees C. Many commercial libraries do not contain spectra for thermally damaged plastics, so this data is crucial to laboratories using FTIR ...

  • Bretts Transport Boosts Safety and Performance with Microlise

    Bretts Transport has deployed a new fleet performance and safety management system from transport management solution provider, Microlise. The transport operator based near Peterborough, which offers a full logistics and warehousing solution, is a specialist in ambient food and food grade packaging deliveries into supermarket regional distribution centres, food service depots, ...


    By Microlise Limited

  • Food Industry Eyes “Big Data” for New Answers

    HOUSTON, March 14, 2016 – Big data is getting big buzz among food industry leaders as a potential game changer in the critical arenas of food safety, product development and supply chain management.  Every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created in our digital society. Big data refers to our ability – or lack thereof – to harness that ...

  • Jenfitch, LLC Announces JC 9450 ROS kills Listeria in less than 10 seconds

    Jenfitch, LLC recently completed a study with the UC Davis Post Harvest Dept using JC 9450 ROS as a reagent in rinse water containing a heavy organic loading.  They found that controlling the ORP above +700 mV, they observed a 6 log reduction in Listeria Monocytogene and Salmonella. JC 9450 ROS is a new generation of disinfectant developed for the 21st ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

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