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Transparency-One expands supply chain transparency software

Transparency-One has expanded its supply chain transparency software.

Disinfection technology sterilises knives without water

UV Safe has developed a knife steriliser for meat producers without the use of water which delivers a 5 log kill in ten seconds.

Sealed Air to spin-off Diversey Care in 2017

Sealed Air is to spin-off Diversey Care and the related hygiene business by the second half of 2017.

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Agri-Neo exploring new categories for Neo-Pure

Agri-Neo is expanding applications for its food safety technology to nuts and wheat used for flour milling.

Avure on new directions for HPP, and the real takeaways from those FDA warning letters…

High pressure processing (HPP) is rapidly gaining traction in new food and beverage applications, while the growing toll network has also made it more accessible, says HPP specialist Avure, which...

Vital growers limit produce contamination – FSAI

It is vital that growers take necessary steps to limit contamination of fresh produce, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands environmental services in Italy

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired Theolab for an undisclosed amount to boost environmental services in Italy.

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Novolyze launches surrogates for process validations

Novolyze has launched a range of surrogate microorganisms that mimic the behaviour of food pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria.

Authorities and industry must take measures on food fraud - Consumentenbond

Governments and industry should take measures to combat food fraud, according to Consumentenbond, after the group found authenticity issues in Dutch products.

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Fried cabbage sold as crispy seaweed and crab substituted with seafood sticks - survey

Fried cabbage sold as crispy seaweed, crab substituted with seafood sticks and a false origin in the product name are some examples of food fraud uncovered by a survey.

‘As industry shifts to proactive model we want them to look to Clear Labs’

Clear Labs has launched a Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test which it claims can help retailers and manufacturers prevent and trace outbreaks.

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TUV India completes food safety project

TUV India has completed a project to improve food safety hygiene and product quality in the Indian food processing sector.

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SGS acquires AXYS Analytical Services

SGS has acquired AXYS Analytical Services (AXYS) Canada for an undisclosed amount.

Instinctif Partners help firms get ‘recall ready’

Instinctif Partners has launched two tools to measure a business’ ability to respond to a product recall or operational crisis.

Oceana finds support for seafood traceability requirements

Oceana has found 83% of Americans support new requirements to eliminate seafood fraud.

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Best Sanitizers puts the boot into sanitation with scrubber series

Best Sanitizers has launched boot scrubber equipment to support footwear sanitation.

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Krone tackles micro-organisms while on the move

Krone has launched a disinfection system for refrigerated trailers in addition to classical vehicle cleaning with water and chemical agents.

Lab demonstrates commitment to Asia Pacific - Eurofins

Eurofins Scientific has opened a microbiology testing laboratory in Singapore for food and beverage retailers and manufacturers.

Neogen develops test protocols to detect yeast and mould in various yogurt types

Neogen has developed test protocols to analyse yogurts for any kind or type of yeast and mould.

This week Down Under

Courts gag campaigner after ‘toxic’ Capilano honey remarks

A victorian beekeeper who accused a leading Queensland honey manufacturer of selling “toxic” foreign products has been gagged by the courts ahead of legal action.

Global ID Group snapped up by private equity firm

The Global ID Group is to be acquired by a private equity firm for an undisclosed amount.

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SGS deal boosts official inspection capability

SGS has acquired the assets and license of John R. McCrea Agency, Inc. (McCrea), a designated inspection agency licensed by the US Department of Agriculture.

Blue Bell Ice Cream recalls 2,000 cartons of ice cream due to second Listeria scare

Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a voluntary recall of 2,000 cartons of its chocolate chip cookie dough and Cookie Two Step ice cream in 10 states due to possible Listeria...

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

Novozymes buys Organobalance to boost microbial tech position

Novozymes has acquired microbial research company Organobalance to strengthen its position in microbial technologies.

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