As food contamination stories once again hit the headlines – this time in Europe – we take a timely look at the discovery of fipronil-contaminated eggs in 49 countries.


In this issue of Hot Source we review the situation, the impact on Europe’s egg and poultry industry – where 258 companies were prohibited from selling chicken or eggs during a recall period.

In a similar vein, we also explore the issue of contaminated milk, specifically economically motivated adulteration. Learn about some of the most common forms of adulteration, and the monitoring and testing that can help to reduce both the risk of it happening, and the risk of adulterated products reaching consumers.

The food contamination theme continues as we also look at the risk mycotoxin contamination poses to human health, and how you can protect your operations.

Continuing our series on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), this issue looks at the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and clarifies its impact on US importers and their suppliers from outside the US.

Per capita seafood consumption has more than doubled in just 50 years, with the global population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) has identified a food gap. We review the opportunities this presents for the industry and the certification schemes that hope to keep aquaculture sustainable and productive.

At China’s National Food Safety Week, in Beijing, with Carrefour we launched the ‘Visual Trust Initiative’ an end-to-end digital solution that allows Chinese shoppers to access data about a product’s quality and origin by simply scanning a QR code.

We also introduce you to one of our agriculture and food testing laboratories in Casablanca, Morocco from which we offer a diverse range of testing and analysis services.

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