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Eurofins Listeria detection kits backed by AFNOR

Eurofins GeneScan has received AFNOR NF certification for four Listeria kits.

Three 3M assays receive NF Validation

3M Food Safety’s molecular detection assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been backed by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification.

Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

Witt gas analyser measures trace oxygen levels

Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.

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Tecna ELISA kits target zearalenone

Tecna has released a couple of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits to detect zearalenone in cereals and feed.

EU Parliament passes CETA trade deal

MEPs have voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada in Strasbourg today with 408 votes in favour and 254 against.

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GS1 to help FIA members manage safety and traceability

GS1 has partnered with Food Industry Asia (FIA) to help members manage food safety and traceability in their supply chains.

Cross contamination, labelling errors and fraud behind allergen recalls

Allergen related recalls due to cross contamination in the factory and supply chain or labelling errors are increasing, according to RQA.

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Christeyns UK buys remaining stake in Klenzan

Christeyns UK has become the sole owner of Klenzan.

Arc-net seeks to capitalise on traceability demand

Arc-net is seeking to capitalise on the demand for traceability after receiving a £2m investment.

FDA recalls rise again in Q4 – Stericycle

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls continued to rise, according to the Q4 2016 recall index by Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

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CDC and Puritan develop kit for norovirus detection

Puritan Medical Products has released a swab and collection tube to detect and quantify human norovirus.

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Crystal Diagnostics signs distribution agreement with LabGear Australia

Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) has signed an agreement to sell and distribute its pathogen detection platform in Australia.

Mesutronic introduces entry level foreign body detector

Mesutronic Gerätebau has released its new X-Ray inspection system for packed food products, called easySCOPE.

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Diversified Technologies launches Pulsed Electric Field system

Diversified Technologies has introduced a Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) system for processing fruits and vegetables.

Mérieux NutriSciences inaugurates raw milk testing lab

Mérieux NutriSciences has inaugurated a lab dedicated to raw milk testing including microbiology and chemistry analyses.

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Kiwa PAI upgrades SOFHT membership

Kiwa PAI has joined The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) as a Supporting Company Member.

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Whitbeck Laboratories opens facility

Whitbeck Laboratories has opened a 7,500 square foot research and testing facility.

Neogen tests Reveal mycotoxins

Neogen Corporation has launched a line of tests for detection of six mycotoxins using a water-based common extraction.

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Milk allergen first target of validated reference material portfolio

MoniQA Association has started to sell validated reference materials for the analysis of milk allergen.

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EU vegetable shortage: Crisis or opportunity?

Weather conditions continue to mar vegetable production in some of the EU’s foremost growing regions – but is this a blessing in disguise for the processed food sector?

AFT targets mislabeling of fish and seafood in US

Applied Food Technologies (AFT) has set its sights on seafood species identification and verification to help combat fish fraud.

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D.L. Newslow and HACCP International name Ronald D. Mathis as EVP

D.L. Newslow & Associates and HACCP International have named Ronald D. Mathis as executive vice president, Americas.

Scrutiny of hygienic processing practices has intensified - Bühler

It has never been more important for food processors to have hygienic equipment, according to Bühler.

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Almi uses Sesotec X-ray inspection system

Almi is using a sorting system from Sesotec to inspect incoming bulk materials and remove contaminants before they reach production.

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