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Features: European Horse Meat Scandal: Could it Cross the Pond?

The European horse meat controversy got bigger on Feb., 27 as Swedish do-it-yourself furniture giant Ikea halted sales of its Kottbullar frozen meatballs in three more countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic. At the same time, the company withdrew its Wiener sausages from stores in Ireland, the U.K., France, Portugal, and Spain; it wouldn’t say whether horse meat had been detected in these products too, and in a statement called the withdrawal an “extra-precautionary...

Departments: Food Quality Award Recognizes Industry Best Practices

The winner of the Food Quality Award sponsored by DuPont Qualicon is chosen based on its exceptional contributions to food safety and customer satisfaction with a positive impact on business results.

Departments: Dutch Food Companies Share Secrets for Innovation and Product Consistency

Quality efforts of a cross-section of food companies in the Netherlands.

Industry Video: Video: LRQA Training for Business Performance Improvement

With the right training, employees can significantly impact an organization’s ability to improve performance and reduce risk. Learn how LRQA links training with certification to verify that learning objectives translate into business performance improvement of your management systems.

Departments: Internal Audits Create Opportunity for Food Organizations to Improve Systems, Processes

The internal audit should be viewed as a critical component of quality management systems for continuous improvement and validation of the food safety systems.

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Features: Sequencing the Watermelon Genome Reveals Flaw in Breeding

Today’s juicy, sweet, giant watermelons were bred at a cost: They lost much of their disease resistance. That’s one key insight revealed by an international consortium of more than 60 scientists who recently published the genomic sequence of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus).

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Features: An Academic Approach to Preventing Further Cantaloupe Contaminations

A Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes from a farm in southwestern Indiana raises concerns about—as well as academic interest in—the vulnerability of the fruit to bacterial contamination.

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Features: Consumer Reports Receives $2 Million Grant for Food Safety Study

Consumer Reports, the arbiter of safety and quality in consumer products ranging from cars to washing machines to baby cribs, will take a more prominent role in assessing food safety, using a new $2 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Features: Training is Key to FSMA Compliance

Proper documentation of education efforts are as vital as the teaching.

Departments: Gluten-Free: How Can You Prove It?

Analysis using the G12 antibody is providing more accurate allergen detection.

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