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Food-Grade Lubricants In-Depth Focus 2018

10 April 2018 | By

Lubricants are vital in mechanised food production – but what are the food-grade regulatory requirements and how can you be sure that you have the product to meet them? NSF International’s Stephanie Ludwig has some answers. Industry expert Andreas Adam explains the significance of food-grade lubricants and highlights their value…

Meat use-by dates: an exercise in both risk and crisis management

10 April 2018 | By

Recent high-profile product recalls and withdrawals have shaken the confidence of retail buyers and consumers alike. To complicate matters, there has been considerable confusion when trying to distinguish between failures to follow guidance (which can be remedied) and serious, fraudulent or criminal activity. Nick Allen looks at what processors and…

Issue #2 2018 – Digital Version

6 April 2018 | By

In this issue; Food Fraud 2018: getting to the heart of the matter at New Food’s global conference, QA/QCs – new approaches in the field of method validation and testing of contaminants, and catering for the less-sweet tooth and healthier palate through innovative reformulation

Mycotoxins: invisible and insidious foodborne toxicants

23 February 2018 | By ,

Mycotoxins are small molecular weight fungal toxins that contaminate over 25% of the global food supply, leading to annual losses of around 1.0 billion tons of food and food products. Ahmad Alshannaq and Jae-Hyuk Yu, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, consider which foods are most susceptible to contamination and the…

Mycotoxins: time for a global rethink?

23 February 2018 | By

Much remains unknown about mycotoxins. A much better understanding is needed of their effects and how to mitigate their impact on human wellbeing, farm animal wellbeing and reducing food waste to bolster food security, says Chris Elliott.

Towards a safer workplace

17 February 2018 | By

Workplace injuries in the food and drink manufacturing sector have been reduced by 60% since 1990, and there have been considerable improvements in tackling ill health caused by work. But the injury rate is still more than double the average for the manufacturing sector as whole. HSE Inspector Warren Pennington…