Critical features measured with non-contact back end gauges

Sencon has introduced an automatic Finished Can Master and benchtop Finished Can Gauge, which measure dimensional features on finished (necked) cans. Both gauges make all of their measurements using solid-state optical metrology that is wear-free and has proven its reliability on Sencon’s widely used End Progression Gauge over the last 12 years. Using non-contact optical […]

Horse DNA detected in canned beef from Romania

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been informed that a batch of canned sliced beef that was found to contain horse DNA has been withdrawn from sale. Horse meat is not identified in the ingredients list and therefore it should not have been present in the product. The canned beef was manufactured in Romania in […]

Soup cans recalled

The Campbell Soup Company has recalled around 80 cases of 14.5-ounce cans of canned pasta labelled as Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth. Due to mislabelling, the cans actually contain SpaghettiOs with Meatballs. As a result of the mislabelling, the product does not declare the presence of wheat, milk and soy, which are known allergens. The […]


Seafood firm pledges $1m to charity

North America seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has announced it will donate at least US$1 million from sales of a new line of canned products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The introduction of Wild Selections will see a portion of the proceeds going to support World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF). The company is committed […]


Recall for loose seal tuna cans

A fault in seal tightness has forced one of North America’s largest producers of canned seafood into a voluntary recall of some of its tuna cans. The recall of specific codes of five-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products is, the company says, because the cans do not meet its standards for seal […]


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