Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in Canada with new acquisition

CANADA – Mérieux NutriSciences, a global leader in food safety, quality, and sustainability, has acquired Food Technology Consulting International Inc., a Canadian company offering consulting, training, and auditing services for food safety. “Over the last two decades, our mission has been to become the undisputed leader in food safety and quality in the food industry. This agreement brings us one…

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Researchers develop technology to detect putrescine in beef

CANADA – A team of Concordia researchers has developed a novel, low-cost, accurate, and user-friendly system that detects the presence of the toxin putrescine in beef to increase food safety. Putrescine, as its name implies, produces the foul smells associated with putrefying meats and, when ingested in high quantities, can result in headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and heart palpitations. Additionally, it…

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McMaster University researchers create formidable tool against bacterial contamination in food

CANADA – Researchers at McMaster University have developed a way to coax bacteriophages—harmless viruses that eat bacteria—into linking together and forming microscopic beads, creating a formidable defense against bacterial contamination and infection. These beads can be used to safely get rid of dangerous infections like E. coli 0157 on food and other items. Millions of phages are packed inside each…

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Food Allergy Canada releases guidelines for managing food allergens

CANADA – Food Allergy Canada has released the Allergen Management Guidelines for Food Manufacturers to assist the country’s 13,000+ food and beverage producers in controlling allergens in their facilities and providing safe options for customers with food allergies. Over 3 million Canadians, including 600,000 children, are affected by food allergies such as those to peanuts, shellfish, wheat, eggs, and milk,…

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Canada establishes residue limits for Flutriafol in hops, almond nuts

CANADA – Canada has established the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the fungicide Flutriafol in hops and almond nuts as per the requirements of the Pest Control Products Act for food imported to and sold in Canada. Flutriafol is a systemic broad-spectrum fungicide from the triazole group, which is usually used for seed dressing of cereals. It is currently registered…

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency places sanctions on romaine lettuce imports

CANADA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) has announced special requirements for romaine lettuce imports from the U.S. owing to concerns about Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination. The Agency has implemented temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license conditions for the product. SFC regulations require food businesses that import products, prepare food for export, or send food across provincial or…

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EnWave Corporation acquires SQF certification for vacuum-microwave toll drying facility

CANADA – EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has successfully completed the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification process of its state-of-the-art vacuum-microwave toll drying facility, REVworx, marking the Company’s ability to offer toll drying services to food producing partners around the globe. The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that…

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Alberta Beef Producers concerned over proposed front-of-package labelling for ground beef

CANADA – Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) have voiced concern over a proposed regulation from Health Canada to change the labels on packages of ground beef, claiming it may create doubt of their product’s nutritional value. According to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), Health Canada is proposing a food labelling change that will require ground beef sold in Canadian retail stores…

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Canadian researchers create rapid test for deadly infections in livestock

CANADA – Canadian researchers have developed a new form of rapid test to detect infections in farm animals, responding to the rising threat of dangerous outbreaks. The prototype has been proven effective in detecting a devastating diarrheal infection in pigs and can be adapted to test for other pathogens, and in other animals. The test, created by researchers at the…

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Olymel sets up in-house microbiology lab to reinforce quality control

CANADA – Olymel, a Canadian meat packing food processing company,  has set up its own central microbiology laboratory, in a bid to improve quality control. This new laboratory’s analyses will focus on detecting primary pathogens like listeria and salmonella and confirming product shelf life (expiry date). Already a priority in its operations, the company’s commitment to health, safety and quality…

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