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  • Governments Invest in New Equipment to Ensure Ongoing Safety and Quality of Manitoba Milk

    Investments in new equipment designed to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of locally-produced milk will ensure Manitobans can continue to have a high level of confidence in the safety and quality of their dairy products, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. Governments are providing ...

  • Undeclared Allergen: Milk Found in Beef Sirloin, Causes Recall

    Approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products have been recalled, because they contain milk, an allergen that was not on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, explaining that J&B Group ofSt. Michael,MNdiscovered the problem during a routine label review of its product. No health effects relating to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aflatoxin Food Safety Scandal in China Widens to Include Oil

    The Chinese government has recalled cooking oil products that were made by three separate companies after discovering high levels of aflatoxin, according to AFP. This latest food safety scandal has raised public outcry, as it closely follows the news that milk from the country’s leading dairy firm, Mengniu, was tainted with aflatoxin as well.   Aflatoxin is a potentially lethal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical expands food allergen and mycotoxin testing capabilities

    An allergy is an exaggerated immune response to a substance. People and pets can be allergic to almost any substance. However, there are common allergens that a high percentage of allergy sufferers react to when exposed. According to published medical reports one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. These range from mold, pet dander and pollen allergies to food allergies. According ...


  • Charm Sciences ROSA Quantitative Aflatoxin M1 Test Validated by ILVO-T&V Belgium

    A report validating the Charm MRLAFMQ test for the detection of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) at the European Maximum Limit (EU ML) of 50 part per trillion (ppt) was issued today by the Belgium National Reference Laboratory, ILVO T&V, under the direction of Dr. Wim Reybroeck. The MRLAFMQ test is the only rapid, 15 minute, lateral flow screening method that is third party verified to detect AFM1 at the ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • In the world: nanotech on the farm - MIT chemical engineer Paula Hammond lends her nanotechnology expertise to farmers in Africa.

    Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it’s tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, so farmers must get it to processing centers as soon as possible after harvesting it. If they don’t, the crop goes to waste. A simple way to prolong cassava’s shelf life could help farmers ...

  • Vigilance needed to ensure safe infant food

    WHO and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are urging affected countries to ensure safe feeding of millions of infants following the ongoing melamine-contaminated milk crisis in China. The two agencies also call on countries to be alert to the possible spread of melamine-contaminated dairy products. 'While breastfeeding is the ideal way of providing infants with the nutrients they ...

  • Undeclared Allergen Alert: “Gluten Free” Candy with Wheat

    Jelly Belly Candy Co. of Fairfield, CA is recalling Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies, because the malted milk balls in the mix contain wheat.   The recall only affects 2.7 oz. bags with UPC 071567992794, which have lot codes 111111, 111215, and 120120. They are marked with “best before” dates of January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013, and March 20, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IRMM-359: New CRM for bacterial enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese

    The JRC has developed and released the first CRMs for testing whether a naturally-occurring toxin, enterotoxin A (SEA), is present in cheese. The new CRMs will improve the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels. This work was performed in close collaboration with the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Coagulase-Positive Staphylococci, hosted by the French ...

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada publicly launches its sustainability initiative

    Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) hosted an event to highlight Canadian dairy farmers’ long standing commitment to high standards of care on their farms, through the public launch of the farmers’ sustainability initiative. Held at the Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food, the event showcased the initiative’s interconnected national standards on milk quality, food ...

  • Walmart Pulls Powdered Infant Formula from Stores after Boy’s Death

    After the death of a newborn Missouri boy who consumed Enfamil Newborn powdered infant formula, Walmart pulled the product from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide. Health officials believe that the boy died from a rare infection caused by the bacterium Cronobacter (Enterobacter) sakazakii, which may have contaminated the formula. The manufacturer of the formula, Mead Johnson Nutrition, says ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Organic dairy farmer albert straus speaks out against USDA’s decision on GM alfalfa

    As an organic farmer, I protest the USDA’s recent decision to approve the unregulated planting of genetically modified alfalfa. This is a ruling that seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the organic food chain, and could cause irreparable harm to organic farmers by ruining our ability to supply organic dairy foods to customers. I believe that allowing genetically modified alfalfa to be ...


    By 3BL Media

  • International experts limit Melamine levels in food

    An international food safety body has set new rules on preparing bagged salads and said the chemical melamine that tainted Chinese milk is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • No Silver Lining - an investigation into bisphenol a in canned foods

    Environmental health advocates released a report last month that demonstrates alarming levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in common canned foods. BPA is a synthetic sex hormone and exposure to low doses has been linked to abnormal behavior, diabetes and heart disease, infertility, developmental and reproductive harm, and obesity, which raises the risk of early puberty, a known risk factor for breast ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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