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DNA Barcode Testing of Herbal Supplements Questioned

Validity of DNA barcode testing of supplements that contain herbal extracts is being questioned following the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s order that four retailers in the state discontinue selling their store-brand products. DNA barcoding showed that only 21 percent of the store-brand supplements contain the plants listed on the labels and that many products do not contain any DNA from a botanical source.

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Food Dyes Show Promise as Quality Probes

Food dyes may be useful for more than just giving your cherry Jell-O that vivid red hue. In research described at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in early February, a team of food scientists from Rutgers University in New Jersey has found that common food dyes have the potential for use as edible probes of food quality.

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Creating Harmonized Food Safety Processes Through Integration

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn the benefits of an automated FSMS and how it integrates with GFSI initiatives. We’ll show you the challenges of a Food Safety system without integrated processes, and best practices to integrate an FSMS within the food & beverage industry.

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A Complete Manufacturing Approach to Effective Water Activity Monitoring

This seminar will provide information about strategies to control product consistency, quality and safety using water activity testing at key locations in a manufacturing facility. Strategies using water activity to facilitate product development and formulation in the R&D lab will be discussed. Applications for water activity in ensuring the quality and consistency of incoming ingredients at ingredient inspection also will be discussed. Information will be provided on ways for QA/QC departments to...


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SGS Special Session Titled "How well do you know your Supply Chain?" at GFSI 2015 (Malaysia)

SGS will host a Special Session titled "How well do you know your Supply Chain?" and showcase its unique food safety portfolio at the GFSI's Global Food Safety Conference 2015.




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