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EU reports outbreak of rare Salmonella strain
ITALY, Parma The European Union is reporting an ongoing outbreak of a rare Salmonella type in several member countries that may be related to turkey production.
No safety concerns over food from cloned animals
ITALY, Parma Foods derived from cloned animals or their offspring show no signs of being any different or posing safety concerns compared to products from conventional sources, said the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in its latest review that echoed previous conclusions.
Food standards body for Scotland
SCOTLAND, Edinburgh Ministers have agreed to create a new Scottish body for food safety, food standards, nutrition, food labelling and meat inspection.
Chinese food scandals damage public confidence
CHINA, Shanghai Repeated food safety scandals have damaged public confidence in China, with a majority of citizens concerned about the nation's food chain safety.
China food safety inspection results are alarming
CHINA, Shenzhen According to a report by the China-based company AsiaInspection, 51% of all food facility check-ups conducted in the country failed, with major defects including cases of rodent faecal contamination accounting for around 10%.
USDA Seeks to Modernize Poultry Inspection
USA, Washington The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing a modernization of young chicken and turkey slaughter inspection in the United States by focusing FSIS inspection resources on the areas of the poultry production system that pose the greatest risk to food safety.
Canadian food safety funding cuts critised by union
CANADA, Ottawa Canadian government plans to reduce food safety funding - including resources to combat Listeriosis - have been critised by the union that represents federal food inspectors.
Chinas ISO certifications double in 12 months
SWITZERLAND, Geneva Chinese international food safety certifications increased to over 5,500 in 2010 - more than doubling the 2,233 recorded in 2009.
Ecolab and Nalco merger approved by shareholders
USA, St Paul, Minn. Ecolab Inc. and Nalco Holding Company shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve merging the two companies.
Japan relaxing beef import regulations
TOKYO The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) began deliberations at a food safety panel on easing screening requirements for domestic beef and import restrictions on U.S. beef that were imposed over fears of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Recall of Salmonella contaminated pork
DENMARK, Randers European pork provider Danish Crown has recalled a small amount of pork meat after batch samples tested positive for Salmonella contamination.
China to check school canteens for food safety
BEIJING Following the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and Ministry of Education (MOE) China will launch nationwide checks on school canteens in an attempt to prevent occurrences of food poisoning.
Listeria and E.coli killing food packaging developed
CANADA, Hamilton, ON Canadian researchers are using phages to target and kill foodborne pathogens such as Listeria and E.coli present on the surface of ready-to eat (RTE) and raw meats.
Kemira teams up with Lohmann
FINLAND, Helsinki, GERMANY, Emmerthal Two European salt producers have formed an alliance to tackle meat safety through the use of both organic salts and eventually potassium based products.
FDA makes US$6.5 mill. food safety grant
USA, Silver Spring, MD In a bid to optimise US food safety inspection results, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set aside a US$6.5 mill. grant to improve the current food safety system.
Ireland outlines Campylobacter reduction measures
DUBLIN A report from Irish food safety officials aimed at poultry processors, producers and retailers has set out a series of measures to cut campylobacter contamination along the supply chain.
Pathogen testing market grows 18%
USA, Woodstock, VT Testing for microbial contamination by the U.S. food industry is on the rise. In 2010, 213.2 Mio. microbiology tests were collected in the U.S. food processing industry - a 14.4% increase since 2008.
Cargill resumes ground turkey production
USA, Springdale, Ark Cargill Inc. has resumed this week limited production of ground turkey at its plant in Springdale, Ark., after the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved increased food safety steps.
China improves food safety
BEIJING In a major demonstration of its commitment to the safety and quality of food made in China, the country's regulators have cracked down on law-breaching businesses and people in the food industry.