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Quality assurance/control - Articles and news items

Getting metal out of grain and cereals

Featured news  •  6 October 2016  •  BUNTING Magnetics Europe Ltd

A guide to the ideal location for magnetic separators and metal detectors in a grain and cereal processing plant…

Metal found in chocolate eclairs

Featured news  •  2 September 2016  •  BUNTING Magnetics Europe Ltd

Sainsbury and Morrisons remove metal contaminated products from shop shelves…

How to get metal out of baby food

Featured news  •  12 July 2016  •  Bunting Magnetics Europe

Baby food is just one example of a foodstuff that is generally processed in a slurry form with small sized solids…

Avoid losses in food quality by observing the cool chain

Featured news  •  9 June 2016  •  PCE Instruments

The concept of an uninterrupted cold chain in the food industry consists of two main pillars which are transport and storage…

NSF International expands its dietary supplement services in Europe

Industry news  •  9 May 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

NSF International is now offering dietary supplement product services in Europe, through its German laboratory, NSF Erdman Analytics…

Muddy Boots’ new iPad and iPhone version of Greenlight Quality Control

Industry news  •  1 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Muddy Boots have made their Greenlight Quality Control software available as an iPhone and iPad app…

Analytical governance in the food industry

Issue 1 2016  •  22 February 2016  •  Danone and Mérieux NutriSciences

Quality and Food Safety testing are key elements for validation and verification of implementation of control measures and efficiency of food safety systems…

Muddy Boots’ QC system checked more than 3 million products in 2015

Industry news  •  15 January 2016  •  Victoria White

Chances are, when you walk into your local supermarket and select your fruit and vegetables, you’re choosing a product that has been rigorously QC checked by Muddy Boots’ Greenlight Quality Control software…

Researchers develop method for higher wheat flour purity

Industry news  •  9 December 2015  •  Victoria White

The test introduces sophisticated molecular methods that focus on high, endosperm purity in flour extracted from wheat kernels…

Arla rolls out food assurance programme, Arlagården, in the UK

Industry news  •  5 October 2015  •  Victoria White

The farm assurance programme focuses on milk quality, food safety and animal welfare, and ensures all 12,700 Arla farmers are assessed to the same standards…

Whitepaper: Do you control your product quality or are you controlled by it?

Whitepapers  •  1 September 2015  •  Novasina

Understand why one of the most neglected parameters in the food quality control world is water activity measurement…

CHANCE project develops new foods that are tasty, more nutritious and cheaper to manufacture

Issue 4 2014  •  11 September 2014  •  European Food Information Council

According to a report by the European Commission Directorate-General, EUROSTAT, over 125 million people in Europe were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2012. The Commission has pledged to bring at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Research programmes in this area are helping address this issue. The CHANCE project, was a three-and-a-half year initiative with funding support from the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme, aimed to address poor nutrition of European citizens by developing attractive, affordable and nutritious foods, at low cost and with traditional ingredients…

Whitepaper: RF Biocidics – Solution overview

Whitepapers  •  1 April 2014  •  RF Biocidics

From salmonella outbreaks to E.coli contamination, when something goes wrong within the food industry, the problem often becomes headline news…

Coupling NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics for the assessment of food quality

Issue 1 2013  •  28 February 2013  •  Federico Marini, Department of Chemistry, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’

In the last 30 years, there has been increasing attention paid to the possibility of using Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to deal with different aspects of food quality assessment. Indeed, the intrinsic characteristics of this technique, which, requiring little or no sample pretreatment, allows high throughput analyses in a rapid and non-invasive/non-destructive way, together with its easy on-line applicability, make NIR particularly suitable for real-time assessment and control of food quality both in a laboratory and on an industrial scale.

15th Anniversary Supplement

Issue 5 2012, Supplements  •  8 November 2012  •  Albert Zwijgers / Lilia Ahrné / Petra Wissenburg / Supriya Varma

“But it still needs to be made …” (Albert Zwijgers – Innovation Agent Food and Health, Food & Nutrition Delta, Professor of Technology and Ingredients, University of Applied Sciences HAS Den Bosch)
Tailored food processing for better food quality (Lilia Ahrné – Director, Department for Process and Technology Development, SIK)
The evolution of product quality testing in food manufacturing (Petra Wissenburg – Corporate Quality Projects Director and Head of the Global Laboratory Center, Danone)
Advancements in the area of food chemistry (Supriya Varma – Scientist, Frito-Lay (PepsiCo))


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