Make Sure Your Food Is Always Fresh

30% of all food produced worldwide occuring along the value-added chain “from farm to fork” is wasted every year. This corresponds to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, the loss rate is particularly high, amounting to almost 50%. It is critical that this amount is reduced to meet the…

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From Plastic to Pasta

When Pasta Straws Save the Oceans But Pose a Potential Risk for People 500 million plastic straws are being used in the U.S. every day. That equates to an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day. ¹ While individual straws are relatively small, the amount of waste they create really adds up. There…

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Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Sugar Content Determination Guide

The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…

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Halloween Food Safety Tips

Pumpkins, costumes and lots of treats: Halloween is almost here. Trick-or-treating is one of the main activities children usually do on that day. To make sure that you and your children stay safe and don’t risk a foodborne illness, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends following these tips: Food Allergies Food allergy symptoms…

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Some Insight Into Food Fraud

Food Fraud is not something new and has been reported since the 1820’s. What is new is the scale and lengths to which people will go to commit this fraud for their own financial gain. This is why food fraud is also known as EMA or economically motivated adulteration. It is all about how much…

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Overcoming Meat, Poultry and Seafood Production Challenges

Meat, poultry and seafood manufacturers face many pressures on their production lines. Maintaining a hygienic production area, adhering to stringent regulations and standards and maximizing uptime are just some of the key challenges in the industry. Having a robust metal detection program in place can help relieve some of these pressures. Here we look at the top five challenges that meat, poultry and seafood manufacturers face, and how these can be overcome whilst efficiency.

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Global Food Safety Conference 2019

Global Food Safety Conference 2019 Emerging Challenges & the Future of Food Safety The GFSI Conference (25-28 Feb 2019, Nice, France) is the industry’s annual meeting for the advancement of food safety and consumer trust worldwide. Gathering over 1,000 leaders and decision-makers from 60 countries, it is a unique opportunity to get in touch with…

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