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Opinion Food Safety
June 22, 2015  

Dynamite comes in small boxes

Regulatory approaches for micro and small enterprises

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June 17, 2015  

FDA wants U.S. food industry to remove trans fats by 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that trans fats are not safe for use in human food. Removing them could prevent thousands of hearts attacks each year

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June 16, 2015  

Traceability for cans, pouches and trays

Allpax, powered by Pro Mach, has introduced a system for tracing cans, trays and pouches from filling through to sterilization

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June 11, 2015  

Easy filling

Hinds-Bock Corporation offers its model 4P-16V filling machine for pumpable products with or without particulates. The system saves space and is easy to sanitize

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June 5, 2015  

CFIA, FDA to establish joint food safety plan by the fall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working on a joint food safety system to ensure comparable outcomes and reduce duplication

News Dairy Business Operations Food Safety Processing
June 2, 2015  

Saputo adopts animal welfare policy

Saputo Inc. has adopted strict animal welfare policies after an undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals found cows being viciously mistreated by workers at one of the milk processor’s suppliers

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May 29, 2015  

$25-million dairy research and innovation centre opens

The Livestock Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) — Dairy Facility at Elora will study everything from genetics, nutrition and quality improvement to animal welfare, food safety, and animal and human health

Opinion Food Safety Processing Research & Development
May 12, 2015  

Radioactive contamination

What programs does Canada have in place to deal with radionuclides?

Opinion Food Safety Regulation
May 12, 2015  

CFIA, taking a break from all their worries!

The CFIA and Canadian food labelling

News Meat &Poultry Food Safety
May 12, 2015  

MIT scientists create sensor that detects spoiled meat

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a cheap, tiny, easy-to-use sensor that can be incorporated into smart packaging and offer information more accurate than expiry dates

foodPress Meat &Poultry Food Safety
May 4, 2015  

Ingredient helps increase food safety

World Technology Ingredients Inc.’s DV is an all-natural, dry antimicrobial that can help increase food safety

News Business Operations Food Safety Processing
May 4, 2015  

X-Ray inspection is safe for food

“How Safe is X-ray Inspection for Food” tackles concerns about the impact of x-ray inspection on food quality and operator safety

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April 20, 2015  

Easy test for tree nuts

Neogen has launched a rapid test that can detect the presence of six tree nuts in a single test in just 10 minutes after extraction

News Meat &Poultry Business Operations Food Safety Regulation
April 20, 2015  

Health Canada wants to minimize antimicrobial resistance

Health Canada is stepping up its efforts to encourage prudent use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals

Opinion Food Safety
April 9, 2015  

Safe Food Canada – The Learning Partnership

Ron Wasik discusses this new not-for-profit organization

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April 8, 2015  

Feds put $30 million toward food safety

Over the next five years, the federal government will invest $30.7 million to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, detect and respond to food safety risks

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April 6, 2015  

In 2010 there were 582 million cases of foodborne disease: WHO

The WHO releases preliminary findings from a study that show the global burden of foodborne diseases. World Health Day – April 7 – is dedicated to food safety

News Seafood Business Operations Food Safety Processing Sustainability
March 30, 2015  

B.C. modernizes its seafood legislation

The province of B.C. has updated its fish and seafood legislation with the new Fish and Seafood Act. The new Act focuses on sustainability and food safety

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March 26, 2015  

Water droplets could be next weapon in fight against food pathogens

Scientists at Harvard have engineered water droplets into tiny chemical-free “bombs” that when they bounce on toxic microorganisms, they zap them out of existence

foodPress Grain & Oilseed Milling Specialty Foods Food Safety Processing
March 19, 2015  

Sanitizer for raw edible seeds

Agri-Neo has created Neo-Pure, a natural and biodegradable method for fighting bacteria – using peracetic acid – with a 99.9% efficacy

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March 19, 2015  

Natural defense against bacteria

Trient Ltd. offers food processors a natural, chemical-free option to kill bacteria such as Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli O157:H7

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March 9, 2015  

Ionized air systems save money

ECKERT Machines is the Canadian distributor for Paxton Products, and offers Paxton’s Ionized Air System, which saves money and is easy to use

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March 6, 2015  

On-farm food safety projects receive funding

Almost 300 on-farm food safety projects – including hog, beef and poultry farms – in Manitoba will receive part of a $1.5 million government investment

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March 4, 2015  

Climate change will impact food safety: study

Climate change will have an impact on crop production, food security and food safety, says a new study, but it’s not all doom and gloom

Opinion Food Safety Processing
February 17, 2015  

Plant micro results are good, but bad in the field

Reconciling good micro results in the plant with bad micro problems in the field

Opinion Food Safety Packaging Regulation
February 17, 2015  

To gluten and beyond!

Canadian regulations allow gluten claim

News Fruit & Vegetables Food Safety Packaging Processing
February 17, 2015  

Study shows cleanliness of corrugated shipping containers

100 per cent of containers tested met acceptable sanitation levels

News Meat &Poultry Business Operations Food Safety
February 13, 2015  

Canada’s pork industry receives almost $2 million

The funding is to go toward implementing PigTrace Canada, the national swine traceability system, and managing swine health issues

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February 3, 2015  

Stainless-steel gear reducer has new sanitary design

Baldor Electric Company’s new Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 is completely sealed against high-pressure, high-temperature and caustic wash-down environments

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January 30, 2015  

A new consortium will work to better understand food safety

IBM Research and Mars Inc. have formed the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain and hopes “to provide a tool to address threats on an unprecedented scale”

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January 20, 2015  

BRC updates its food safety standards

The British Retail Consortium issued its seventh edition of food safety standards which reduce the need for multiple audits, and encourage consistency and more flexibility

News Meat &Poultry Food Safety
January 19, 2015  

U.K. scientists find how Camplylobacter persists in certain environments

Scientists at the Institute of Food Research say Camplylobacter exploits “chicken juice,” which allows the bacteria to thrive in the food chain