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Seward tech used in FSA Campylobacter survey

Seward has revealed how its Stomacher technology was used to prepare samples for the UK Food Standard Agency’s (FSA)’s survey which found 73% of chickens tested positive for Campylobacter.

Herbs and spices supply chain under scrutiny after nut findings

Cases of cumin and paprika contaminated with almond protein will be the subject of an industry meeting tomorrow (25 February).

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DNV inks deal to increase Asian presence

DNV has acquired International Standards Certifications (ISC) which has a strong presence in Asia.

Neogen ANSR test targets Listeria monocytogenes

Neogen Corporation has developed a test to detect Listeria monocytogenes based on customer demand and natural progression from previous assays.

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Birko provides sanitation help to Dunbar Foods

Birko has partnered with Dunbar Foods Corp. to provide the firm with specialized sanitation materials.

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TÜV SÜD expands food safety certification to Czech Republic

TÜV SÜD has expanded its certification services in the Czech Republic after passing an accreditation process.

Unitherm reveals planned EU acquisitions for growth

Unitherm Food Systems has revealed it has two acquisitions lined up in Europe as it continues to target market growth.

Allergy alert widens as undeclared almond found in paprika

A recall in the UK due to paprika containing undeclared almond has widened an investigation into substitution with nut proteins as several EU nations have also warned consumers.

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Fortress eyes further business with Cambridge Weight Plan

Fortress has quoted for further product inspection machines at Cambridge Weight Plan with potential installations this year.

Controversial food science deal to offer 90 roles

Up to 90 research posts are being created by a £19M investment at the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), but fears have surfaced that its privatisation could damage its work.

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3M indicator test receives AOAC OMA backing

3M’s Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received Official Method of Analysis (OMA) validation by AOAC International.

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PathoGenetix assets acquired ahead of commercialisation

Toxic Reports has acquired the assets of PathoGenetix ahead of the launch of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System next month.

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Gum Products International gets funding of almost $1m

Gum Products International (GPI) has received almost $1m to expand its food safety products, introduce a new line and extend global market reach.

DuPont L. mono assay gains AOAC PTM approval

DuPont’s system for Listeria monocytogenes has been certified as a Performance Tested Method (PTM) by the AOAC Research Institute.

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Procurement call to identify food safety priorities

Identifying and gaining consensus on important scientific food safety areas between EFSA and EU Member States, Norway and Iceland is the aim of a procurement call.

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Zinetti tells of metal detection ‘slam dunk’

Zinetti Food Products has described the ‘slam dunk’ moment it decided to buy Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray’s X33 x-ray inspection system.

EU Commission urged to act on French BPA ban

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...

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Campylobacter focus for NFU Cymru poultry conference

Campylobacter was the main topic at the annual NFU Cymru poultry conference.

ANSES calls for scientists

The French food agency ANSES is recruiting scientists to renew five of its expert committees and five working groups.

3M Listeria assays additional AOAC approval

3M Food Safety’s assays to detect Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species have been approved for the AOAC Official Method of Analysis (OMA method).

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Lost clip board? Not any more thanks to Detectamet

Detectamet has launched stainless steel wall mounted clip board holders, claiming they improve efficiency, tidiness and hygiene.

RSSL: Peanut protein recalls shows testing validation need

Suppliers and manufacturers must work with labs to ensure robust sampling plans and appropriate testing, according to RSSL, after undeclared peanut proteins were found in cumin, prompting allergy concerns and...

Ten times more Campylobacter than Salmonella cases – FSAI

Campylobacteriosis continues to be the most commonly reported foodborne illness in Ireland with 10 times more cases than salmonellosis.

‘We can do better on food waste challenge’ – Diversey Consulting

'We are at a huge crossroads when it comes to tackling food waste and there is more we can do better', according to Diversey Consulting.

Licensing effort for Shiga toxin diagnostic tech awarded

A joint effort to license assays that allow for the rapid detection of Shiga toxin has received a prize.

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