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Charm Sciences gets award from USDA

Charm Sciences has received the 2017 Small Business Contractor of the Year award from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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3M’s E. coli O157 assay gains NF Validation

3M Food Safety’s assay to detect E. coli O157 (including H7) has received an NF Validation certificate from AFNOR Certification.  

Macb investigating quality issue in flavoured water

Consumers have been urged not to drink macb flavoured water due to a ‘quality issue’.

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NSF International opens Colombian office to meet demand

NSF International has opened an office in Colombia to meet growing demand for auditing, certification and training services in the country. 

Mars brand perception takes hit but expected to recover after recall

Mars’ recall of chocolate for potential Salmonella is unlikely to bring long term damage in the eyes of consumers, according to YouGov.

Half of chickens positive for Campylobacter – FSA survey

Less than half of chicken skin samples tested positive for Campylobacter at any level, according to UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures.

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Smithfield Foods automates environmental monitoring program

Smithfield Foods is using Sample6 Control software to automate its Listeria environmental monitoring program.

NGS is recognized method for species authenticity - SGS

SGS experts are leading projects and part of working groups looking at standards for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques.

Neogen launches sesame allergen test kit

Neogen Corporation has expanded its line of food allergen kits to include a test for sesame.

ProGnosis Biotech launches test to detect T-2 and HT-2 mycotoxins

ProGnosis Biotech has launched an ELISA test to detect Trichothecene T-2/HT-2 in grains, cereals and animal feed.

BASF and HP Indigo launch water-based adhesives for flexible packaging

BASF has partnered with HP Indigo to develop a water-based adhesive for flexible packaging using its HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

Mars issues recall due to potential Salmonella

Mars is recalling certain products due to potential presence of Salmonella from the ingredients used in making chocolate.

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Huber: Acquisition offers new opportunities

Huber has acquired a manufacturer of circulation coolers and system separators.

Some suppliers opt to pay fines rather than update systems - survey

Many merchants and suppliers are unable to provide the level of transparency demanded by consumers, according to a survey.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in India

Mérieux NutriSciences has bought Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt to strengthen geographical presence and expand services in India.

Misuse of antibiotics constitutes a great burden – Zeulab

Responsible use of antimicrobials together with antibiotic testing in food can contribute to reducing antimicrobial resistance, according to a Spanish biotechnological company.

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ALS enters US food testing market

ALS has entered the US food testing market with the acquisition of Marshfield Food Safety for an undisclosed amount.

Jindal Poly Films rumoured to buy European assets of DuPont Teijin Films

India's largest polyester-based packaging film company Jindal Poly Films Ltd (JPFL) is allegedly in talks to buy the European production assets of DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) for an estimated $300m.

Software increases insight into sanitation programs - Neogen

Neogen Corporation has developed a software system that allows immediate access to sanitation test results.

Fera Science unveils gelatine identification method

Fera Science has launched a service to find the species origin of gelatine-based products.

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BAX system given Health Canada approval for Listeria

Health Canada has included Hygiena’s BAX system Real-Time PCR assay as a validated method to screen surfaces for Listeriaspecies.

Firms should address recall or foodborne illness within 1-2 days: Survey

More than half of US consumers expect companies to fully address a recall or foodborne illness within one to two days, according to a FoodLogiQ survey.

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Businesses adjusting to first full year of FSMA Compliance

While we acclimate ourselves to the ever changing food safety environment, businesses are adjusting to the first full year of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance.

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‘Today, life is a bit more complicated’ – Agrantec CEO

There was a time when we all bought food locally and had a pretty good idea where it came from and how fresh it was.

Supplements cause spike in recalls - Stericycle

A spike in recalled units by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was driven by nutritional supplements, according to the Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Q1 2017 index.

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