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PPM Holdings acquires Expander

PPM Holdings acquires Expander | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
PPM Holdings Limited acquires all shares in Expander LimitedWe are delighted to announce that PPM Holdings Limited has acquired the shares in Expander Limited.PPM Holdings is the newly formed investment vehicle for Mark Darrow, Paul Ryan and Peter Ryan. The acquisition of Expander Limited is aligned with PPM Holdings’ ambition to invest in application businesses that make a difference to New Zealand exporters by making it easier to comply with regulations, provide traceability and engage with consumers. The operating environment for food safety is in a state of change and New
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China enacts ‘toughest food safety law yet’

China enacts ‘toughest food safety law yet’ | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
After months of proposals and briefings, China has now revised its food safety laws for the first time in six years. 
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Meat Supplier Charged with Selling Fake and Substandard Products

Meat Supplier Charged with Selling Fake and Substandard Products | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Shanghai prosecutors say they are charging people connected to a U.S. meat supplier's Chinese subsidiary with producing and selling fake and substandard products.
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China’s beefed up food safety laws sets new regulatory system Oct. 1

China’s beefed up food safety laws sets new regulatory system Oct. 1 | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
China’s food is known for its long and rich history, but also for its modern scandals. A new food safety law, dubbed by experts as the toughest yet, went into effect Thursday to help assuage …
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Dairy Crest and Müller edge closer to sealing £80m deal

Dairy Crest and Müller edge closer to sealing £80m deal | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
The Competition and Markets Authority has indicated that it is close to approving Müller's proposed takeover of Dairy Crest's dairies division
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Will China's new food safety rules work?

Will China's new food safety rules work? | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
A sweeping new law aims to clean up the Chinese food industry but many people remain sceptical, Celia Hatton reports.
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Labour call for action on food fraud, waste and labels

Labour call for action on food fraud, waste and labels | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Despite the horsemeat scandal the government has weakened the Food Standards Agency (FSA) which tackles food fraud, the shadow environment secretary claimed today (September 29).
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Food Contamination Costs The Food Industry $55.5 Billion Every Year

Food Contamination Costs The Food Industry $55.5 Billion Every Year | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Each year, 48 million Americans get sick from food contamination. The cost to the food industry is staggering. Why can't we fix this mess?
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Taiwan Hopes to Improve Safety with Egg Traceability System

Taiwan Hopes to Improve Safety with Egg Traceability System | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
TAIWAN - Taiwan's Council of Agriculture has this month implemented a new egg traceability system, which allows consumers to find out more about the farm their eggs came from.
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Traceability–Busy Years to Come for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Traceability–Busy Years to Come for the Pharmaceutical Industry | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
LNS Research details how traceability for pharmaceutical manufacturers is going to coordinate with changing expansions and manufacturing systems in the coming years.
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Bathtub booze and knock-off whisky: inside China's fake alcohol industry

Bathtub booze and knock-off whisky: inside China's fake alcohol industry | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Drinkers are unwittingly knocking back fake alcohol brewed in bathtubs, which could lead to potentially serious health issues
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UK at risk from another international food fraud scandal says horsemeat review chief

Food fraud not seen as a priority by UK police forces according to Prof Chris Elliott
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Outrage as Chemist Warehouse buys into Chinese baby formula racket

Outrage as Chemist Warehouse buys into Chinese baby formula racket | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
DISCOUNT pharmacy chain Chemist Warehouse has begun offering direct shipping to China amid claims it is taking advantage of the black market in Australian baby formula, which local Chinese purchase and resell online and through social media for massive profit.
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Safekeeping Canada’s reputation: The high cost of not meeting new food safety rules

Safekeeping Canada’s reputation: The high cost of not meeting new food safety rules | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
The government’s proposal for new nutrition labels is all too good for consumers, but it also puts increased pressure on small and mid-sized food manufacturers
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China Mengniu Dairy : Milk powder businesses sold to subsidiary

China Mengniu Dairy : Milk powder businesses sold to subsidiary | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
DALIAN, China -- China Mengniu Dairy will transfer its two milk powder businesses to subsidiary Yashili International Holdings. The leading Chinese da
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Fake eggs made of plastic emerge in Thailand

Fake eggs made of plastic emerge in Thailand | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Fake eggs made of plastic emerge in Chon Buri BANGKOK: — The first case of fake eggs believed to be from China was reported by a food vendor in Ban Bung district of Chon Buri, 49-year Mrs Lek Jaikla, of Ban Noen Moke, Tambon Nong E-roon. Mrs Lek told reporters that she bought a plasticRead More
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Radioactivity in baby formula below limits, but higher than expected

Radioactivity in baby formula below limits, but higher than expected | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Formula-fed infants ingest a higher amount of radioactivity than has been previously reported, but levels are still lower than international standard limits.
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Canned tuna firms 'fail' basic standards

Canned tuna firms 'fail' basic standards | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Fourteen brands of canned tuna on the Thai market failed to meet basic standards in a recent questionnaire, Greenpeace says.
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New policy will wipe out 80% of infant formula produced in China

New policy will wipe out 80% of infant formula produced in China | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
China’s tough new “one brand, one formulation” policy for its infant formula market will eliminate over 80% of domestic products currently on sale, according to government calculations.
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China beefs up Food Safety Law

China beefs up Food Safety Law | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
China is preparing a tougher Food Safety Law to come into effect on Oct. 1, said a senior official with China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Tuesday.
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'Up to 50,000 horses disappeared in the horsemeat scandal'

'Up to 50,000 horses disappeared in the horsemeat scandal' | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
 Up to 50,000 horses “disappeared” across Europe and probably ended up in our food during the 2013 horsemeat scandal, a leading food safety expert has clai
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Scotland to tackle food fraud with dedicated crime unit

Scotland to tackle food fraud with dedicated crime unit | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Food Standards Scotland is to create a new Scottish Food Crime and Incident Unit
 
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Yashili to acquire Mengniu's milk powder business

Yashili to acquire Mengniu's milk powder business | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Chinese infant formula maker Yashili International Holdings has announced the planned acquisition of Mengniu Dairy Co's milk powder business in a HK$1.3bn deal.
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China's FDA is Busy Proposing, Finalizing Food Safety Regulatory Rules

China's FDA is Busy Proposing, Finalizing Food Safety Regulatory Rules | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Working at lightning speed compared to their U.S. counterparts, officials with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) have reportedly issued several proposed rules and finalized three, and it’s only been about four months since revisions to the country’s Food Safety Law were adopted. These revisions become effective Oct. 1, 2015. The responsibility for regulating food safety... Continue Reading
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Peanut Executive Gets 28 Years for Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

Peanut Executive Gets 28 Years for Deadly Salmonella Outbreak | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
It's the toughest sentence ever given for a food poisoning case.
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Chinese sign agreement with Ireland on food safety

Chinese sign agreement with Ireland on food safety | Food Authenticity & Traceability | Scoop.it
Ireland has signed a memorandum of understanding on food safety with China after a senior minister paid a three day visit to dairy farms and processing factories.
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