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2013-10-16 23:23:49

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis. London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 International trade has led to interconnectivity and dependency which has complicated the food production system and lengthened the food supply chain. As a result, reduced insights into the safety of raw materials and products being imported raise doubts over the safety of the food available in the market. Unsafe food, which contains contaminants, may...

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Purdue University Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants. "This approach...

2013-10-11 23:01:50

The current government shutdown has unexpectedly brought food safety to the fore once again in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research firm said that last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued an alert for Salmonella in Foster Farms chicken, but Kalorama further notes that poultry and poultry product testing are exempt from the shutdown, but in event situations, some related...

2013-10-11 00:21:40

Comprehensive Process and New Technology to Ensure Safety LIVINGSTON, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today reviewed Foster Farms' safety plan for its three California facilities in Livingston and Fresno. This follows Foster Farms' implementation of several new food safety controls over the last two months and the company's commitment to install added processes during an enhanced inspection period over the next 90 days. "We...

2013-10-10 20:21:23

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmatek, a contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry, announced the installation and qualification of an automated bottling line at its cGMP facility in San Diego, CA. The addition of the line is part of the Company's ongoing investment to support the increasing customer demand for larger scale productions. The line will be fully operational in November 2013. The bottling line provides maximum...

2013-10-10 00:20:36

LIVINGSTON, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Foster, President and CEO, provided the following information from the company: On behalf of the Foster family, our company, and our more than 12,000 employees, I want to reassure you that we are taking every possible step to ensure the current and future safety of our chicken products. Food safety is, and has always been, at the heart of our business. I am deeply sorry for any illness associated with Foster Farms chicken and for any...

2013-10-09 08:27:00

BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sample6, a company focused on applying biotechnology to advance food safety, announced today that it has secured a $11 million Series B financing round led by Canaan Partners. Joining the round are Cultivian Sandbox, a fund which invests in emerging technologies in the food and agriculture industry, and Series A lead investor Flybridge Capital Partners. In addition, the company noted that Stephen Bloch, MD, General Partner of Canaan Partners,...

2013-10-08 23:34:53

Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has had its greenhouse grown butter lettuce independently certified as Pesticide Residue Free. Tanimura & Antle is the first to obtain this certification for greenhouse grown lettuce. Salinas, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has certified their greenhouse grown butter lettuce as Pesticide Residue Free. Packages will feature a new certification mark alerting shoppers to this unique product...

2013-10-08 23:02:20

On Holiday Claims are based in Leeds, with offices in many of the UK's largest cities. They offer compensation claim services on a no-win, no-fee basis for common holiday disasters. Leeds, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Holiday compensation specialists On Holiday Claims have witnessed a recent rise in claims relating to food poisoning from holidaymakers returning from Egypt. Tens of thousands of pounds have been paid out on all manner of sickness-related claims - and in one particularly...

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To California Chicken Processor
2013-10-08 13:36:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A California poultry producer is at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 278 people in 18 states. The producer, Foster Farms, announced on Monday that it is cooperating with federal health officials as investigations by local, state and federal officials continue. Despite its raw chicken products being linked to the dangerous illness, the processing company has not issued any recalls as of this story’s...