Sigma-Aldrich has signed an agreement with Public Health England (PHE) to manufacture and supply Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) for use as controls in food, water and environmental testing microbiology laboratories.
Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.
A method described as similar to a ‘pregnancy test’ has been developed for detecting contamination of meat products with E.coli O157 in less than 24 hours.
A recall round-up for August and September takes us to USA, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Belgium, Norway, Germany and France. Bacillus cereus in dessert and plastic in branflakes can be found this week.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action against three firms, including two dairy companies, for Clean Water Act violations.