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Featured article: Omega-3 PUFA status of raw farmed salmon

26 June 2018 | By

Lorraine Crowley and Ronan Gormley of University College, Dublin, Ireland, report the outcomes of tests on the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content of raw farmed salmon samples purchased in retail outlets over a six-month period, with emphasis on eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids.

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Juicy market for UK’s soft fruit

24 June 2018 | By

Soft fruit is a staple for many UK consumers, and the British love affair with strawberries and raspberries is particularly prominent. According to Defra, consumption of strawberries and raspberries has risen by 150 percent and 123 percent respectively between 1996 and 2015, supported by perceived health benefits and improved availability.…

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How to ‘future-proof’ your water management

23 June 2018 | By

Like a fast-moving tide, the management of water is quietly but quickly emerging as a significant risk for the food manufacturing industry in the UK. Companies may be unaware of the ever-increasing water management obligations under the EU Industrial Emissions Directive, which industry experts believe will be maintained in UK…

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The importance of LIMS in food QC and safety testing

21 June 2018 | By

From providing analytical data on the quality of a product or production process to providing critical information for research and development, laboratory testing is an intrinsic component of compliance with food regulations to promote public health and the safety of consumers. Simon Wood takes an in-depth look at this vital…

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The challenge of hepatitis E virus

21 June 2018 | By , ,

Hepatitis E disease, caused by infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV), affects mainly the liver, with symptoms including jaundice, fever and malaise. There are, according to the WHO, around 20 million HEV infections worldwide, leading to approximately three million cases of acute hepatitis E annually, most of which are…

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Application Notes 2018

20 June 2018 | By

This issue includes notes on everything from moisture in bakery to audit compliance through good cleaning-tool selection, pesticide residue on cannabis and spinach and heavy metal contamination in hot sauce and chilli powder.

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The upward march of the dairy processing market

20 June 2018 | By

In recent times, the dairy processing equipment market has innovated, introduced new product lines and worked fervently to meet the ever-incrementing demand for all dairy products. The dairy processing equipment market is faced with challenges that arise from increased competition, infusion of high technology and the need to keep up…

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Getting to the bottom of phthalates in US dairy

17 June 2018 | By

With health advocates urging industry to finish the phase-out of phthalates in plastic and rubber for the sake of consumers, Patrick MacRoy examines the implications of a study suggesting that some phthalates found in dairy products may have their source in dairy-farm equipment.

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The future growth of liquid dairy in China

17 June 2018 | By

China’s Economy in 2017 saw accelerated growth for the first time in seven years, in which consumer expenditure contributed the most to the GDP (ie, 58.8 per cent). The Fast Moving Consumer Goods market showed recovery, which suggest that Chinese consumers’ needs are still not being fully met. Kantar Worldpanel’s…

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UK Focus 2018

16 June 2018 | By

In this issue, we take a look at how water management can make or break your business and explore the market for soft fruit – where are we seeing growth and what impact can we expect labour shortages post-Brexit to have on the sector?

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Food Safety In-Depth Focus 2018

14 June 2018 | By

In this issue, Simon Wood takes an in-depth look at the vital role LIMS play within laboratory testing, while Bernd van der Meulen and Maria Antoinetta Ruggiero evaluate the current picture regarding food irradiation and discuss the direction in which they’d like to see legislation move within the EU.