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ParTech updates food safety system

ParTech has released an updated version of its food safety system.

Irish 'FoodCloud' app aims to end food waste

An app connecting the food industry with charities is attempting to eradicate food waste by redirecting surplus produce.

Malvern and PANalytical to merge and Neogen buys Quat-Chem

Two Spectris companies are to merge, Neogen has made an acquisition and Q Laboratories has expanded its microbial identification capabilities.

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Italy dominates JRC fraud summary

Italy featured in four of six articles highlighted in a monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Booming demand for certification drives LGC's lab expansion

LGC Group said strong demand for its supplement testing services led the need for an expansion at its laboratory in Lexington, KY.  The expanded facility was inaugurated at a ceremony...

Neogen develops method to detect Listeria spp., L. mono

Neogen has developed a method to detect Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes using one sample enrichment broth and one agar plate.

EU health coalition calls for 6am-11pm ban on junk food advertising

A coalition of European health organisations is campaigning for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing unhealthy food and alcohol.  

Reaction from NSF and Thin Film on NetNames report

Food industry ‘$49bn opportunity' for fraudsters

Brands cannot afford to underestimate the risk of online counterfeiting, according to NetNames.

Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

FSNS partners with Tortilla Industry Association (TIA)

Tortilla sales set to rise, thanks to popularity of Hispanic meals

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has partnered with the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) to provide 2,600 members with food safety information and educational resources in the US.

Expanding public-private dialogue on food safety - GFSI

Voluntary guidelines and government regulation have a role in protecting the food supply and public health, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Windjammer takeover of Advanced Instruments falls in line with growing dairy testing market

Midmarket investment firm Windjammer has acquired Massachusetts-based Advanced Instruments (AI), maker of dairy analysis tools, after receiving US regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission.

LGC seals third deal in a month with BRC Global Standards acquisition

Private equity backed LGC has splashed the cash for the third time in a month to acquire BRC Global Standards.

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Food safety to feature at 2017 Process Expo

Process Expo and Food Safety Summit Conference & Expo have partnered to look at areas such as food safety.

IoT playing role in keeping food safe - Monnit

The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping companies prevent and identify inadequate temperatures during transportation and storage, according to Monnit.

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Best Sanitizers introduces hand soap

Best Sanitizers has added to its line of professional hand soaps.

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Nine out of 10 adults concerned about food safety - Emerson

Nine out of 10 adults are concerned about food safety, according to a survey by Emerson.

Warning sounded on this year’s olive oil harvest

An olive oil expert has warned the 2016/17 harvest will be ‘much worse’ compared to last year.

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Phage tech draws a blank with many consumers - Micreos

Micreos has rebranded its phage products after feedback from a focus group.

Thinfilm to authenticate olive oil packaging

Thin Film Electronics is running trials with Italian olive oil brands based on its Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology.

3M sets sights on Cronobacter with detection test

3M Food Safety has introduced an assay for the molecular detection of Cronobacter.

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Certification and inspection firm to use FoodLogiQ platform

FoodLogiQ and WQS Food Verification have partnered to help companies respond to auditing and certification demands being driven by more regulatory and industry standards.

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LGC builds reference material portfolio with acquisition

LGC has acquired a manufacturer of organic and inorganic reference materials.

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Digi International acquires FreshTemp and partners with Telus

Digi International has purchased a provider of temperature monitoring and task management tools for the food industry.

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