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Special edition: Track and Trace

Revolutionising traceability? DNA barcodes track the food, not the package

Food producers will be able to spray unique DNA barcodes directly onto food to improve traceability, when DNATrax becomes commercially available next year. 

Packaging analysis boosted with FTIR upgrades

Agilent Technologies has enhanced some of its Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) microscopes claiming it will allow customers to analyze samples that were never before possible.

InstantLabs fights food fraud with seafood ID tests

InstantLabs has launched the first of a series of DNA tests for seafood, to combat the increasing problem of fraud in the sector. 

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Dylog targets detection of similar density contaminants

Dylog has launched an X-ray machine to detect low density products at Emballage 2014, in Paris.

News in brief

NSF International acquires Knight International Inspectorate

Global public health organisation NSF International has acquired Knight International Inspectorate, a move that will expand its food safety certification services in the UK and Ireland.  

Spotlight

‘We have fragile consumers with specific needs’, says Danone Nutricia
DISPATCHES FROM GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY, MADRID

Danone Nutricia: The more we know the more we have to solve

Industry development meaning potential food safety hazards are detected more than ever before is leading to a...

Merck Millipore explains ISO 11133:2014
Guest article

Navigating the EN ISO 11133:2014 standard – Merck Millipore

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced the revised EN ISO 11133:2014 in March this year.

Campden BRI on microorganism trends
Dispatches from Lab Innovations 2014

Campden BRI sets out ‘good, bad and ugly’ in microbiology

Novel processing and reformulation can cause potential problems in terms of microbiological risk, according to Campden BRI.

Lab Innovations: Twitter reaction
dispatches from Lab Innovations

Analysis complete - Lab Innovations reaction

3M, Anton Paar, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bruker, CEM, QCL and Sartorius were some of the firms that welcomed visitors...

Contaminated mung bean sprouts linked to two deaths

Two dead from Listeria in mung bean sprouts

Mung bean sprouts contaminated with Listeria have been linked to the death of two people and illness...

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