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Part 4 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Detecting chlorinated paraffins in food using HRAM GC-MS

Due to their potential for long-range transport, persistence and ability to bio-accumulate, chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are widespread in the environment and can be found in the food chain.

Part two: Sciex, Eurofins, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Analysis of pesticides in egg products will have higher priority after fipronil

Analysis of pesticides in egg products is likely to have a higher priority in future following the fipronil scandal, according to labs.

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Consumers expects same taste, quality and texture on consistent basis - Thermo

The consumer expects the same taste, quality and texture all the time no matter when or where he buys a product of a certain brand, according to an expert.

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First Contact: Identifying Unexpected Contaminants in Food Contact Material using LC-HRMS

‘The accurate detection of migrating chemicals from food contact materials (FCM) into the food we eat is critical to ensure the safety of consumers.

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Thermo unveils range of bagged enrichment media

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a range of bagged enrichment media.

Needs for targeted quantitation evolving each day - Thermo

Thermo Fisher has introduced two triple-stage quadrupole (TSQ) mass spectrometers for applied markets.

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Peak Scientific expands office in Brazil

Peak Scientific has expanded a regional office in Brazil to support its customer base in LATAM (Latin America).

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

Part 2 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Harnessing GC-MS to put a stop to POPs

Detection of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the food chain is an important task for the food safety industry.

dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: Organised crime and Italian authenticity

Why the food sector attracts organised crime groups, protecting authentic Italian products and an added company to the project were highlights of the Food Integrity conference last week.

Thermo Fisher explores partial closure of Swiss site

Thermo Fisher Scientific is planning to relocate part of a production site in Switzerland to the Czech Republic.

Part 1 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Why versatility is vital for pesticide quantitation and screening workflows

European Union legislation restricts the levels of more than 1,000 pesticides in a wide range of fruit, vegetables and cereals. 

special edition: product inspection

A look at the inspection market ahead of Interpack

The global inspection machines market will reach $396.4m by 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Focus was on pesticide residues and beverage analysis - Thermo

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

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Meet FQN at Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon

FoodQualityNews will be reporting live from two major industry events in the next few weeks - The GFSI Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon.

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Arkivum partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific on data safeguarding

Arkivum has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific on managing data.

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FQN hits the road to bring you food safety news

FoodQualityNews is getting ready to report live from several trade shows and conferences to delve deeper into the food safety and quality control picture in Europe.

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Thermo and Bio21 Institute to develop proof of concept lab

The University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Institute has entered into an agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher Scientific targets elemental and isotope analysis

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a system for elemental and isotope analysis.

Rumour of Thermo Fisher Scientific $30bn offer for Illumina

Thermo Fisher Scientific has reportedly made a $30bn bid for Illumina.

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Thermo gets AOAC backing for STEC detection workflow

Thermo Fisher Scientific has received AOAC-RI Performance Tested Methods certification for its STEC detection workflow.

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Thermo Fisher and DuPont extend distribution agreement

Thermo Fisher Scientific and DuPont Nutrition & Health have renewed a distribution agreement for Western Europe.

Government Chemist: Authenticity continues to be issue of concern

Ensuring food is what it claims to be, oil speciation analysis and mushroom poisoning cases were some topics presented at the Government Chemist Conference last week.

Round-up of ASMS 2016 news

ASMS 2016: Who launched what at the conference?

Industry gathered recently for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry conference (ASMS). We look at who launched what during the event.

Guest article

Data, an asset for food labs to mine now

During the seventh annual European Innovation Summit, EU leaders discussed worries that “emotion is trumping science” when it comes to food safety.

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