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Global ID Group and Fera expand HorizonScan

HorizonScan has been launched in five territories in partnership with the Global ID Group.

FSA reveals Campylobacter testing methodology ahead of survey restart

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has resumed its Campylobacter survey with a revised method.

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Cherney and Mocon to tackle product spoilage issues

Cherney Microbiological Services has partnered with Mocon to help processors identify product spoilage issues.

Rheonix targets perfect pint with beer spoilage detection tech

Rheonix has launched an assay for detecting beer spoilage on its recently unveiled platform for food and beverage testing.

Need for know-how in hygienic engineering knows no borders - EHEDG

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) will establish 20 new regional sections by 2020.

Inside scoop: Nestlé doubles its largest quality assurance center to fight for confectionery safety

Nestlé’s gives ConfectioneryNews a look inside its $31m expanded quality assurance center in Dublin, Ohio, where it is battling the emerging threat of foreign bodies in confections.

Spartan Cube to bring molecular testing to handheld format

Spartan Bioscience has unveiled the first assays for its molecular diagnostics device and promised further launches in food and water safety testing.

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Loma switches grade of test pieces

Loma Systems has changed its range of ferrous, brass non-ferrous and stainless steel test pieces.

Neogen unveils AOAC-validated Campylobacter test

Neogen Corporation has developed an AOAC-validated test to detect Campylobacter.

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Thermo gets AOAC backing for STEC detection workflow

Thermo Fisher Scientific has received AOAC-RI Performance Tested Methods certification for its STEC detection workflow.

Exova deal ‘exciting opportunity’, says Eurofins UK MD

The new Eurofins UK MD has targeted growth in a ‘very competitive’ food and water testing market.

3M helps keep lactic acid bacteria under control

3M Food Safety has launched a plate to monitor lactic acid bacteria levels in food products and manufacturing environments.

Dubai officials clear Milka bars social media spreads alcohol rumours

A simple labelling mis-translation gave rise to widespread rumours that an international chocolate brand’s formulation contained alcohol, Dubai authorities have revealed following a probe.

Yarok system speeds up pathogen detection in fruit and veg industry

Yarok Technology Transfer will install its pathogen detection system at an Italian producer of fresh‐cut salads next month.

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SafetyChain: Customers want better ways to unlock data

SafetyChain Software has said the acquisition of Vigilistics will boost visibility, analytics and data extraction technology.

Bureau Veritas launches digital service to manage food safety

Bureau Veritas has launched a digital service to help retailers and restauranteurs manage food safety and operations.

Mocon launches yeast and mould test method for dairy

Mocon has launched a yeast and mould test method for dairy applications.

Society must support members with increasing role responsibility – SOFHT chair

The society must continue to support members who have ever increasing role responsibilities, according to the new chair of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

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Detectamet introduces metal detectable cloth

Detectamet is offering a metal detectable cloth to reduce the chances of food being sent to market contaminated with pieces of cleaning cloth.

Eurofins to expand Chinese food testing lab

Eurofins has said it is ‘on track’ to complete the expansion of its main Chinese food testing laboratory in Suzhou, during its first half year results.

Metabiota: Data platform helps surface critical issues

Metabiota has launched an analytics service at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting.

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NSF strengthens services in EMEA market

NSF International has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group (ECG). 

Fera uses WGS to find OriGen of bacterial contamination

Fera Science has launched a service using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the source and trace the route of bacterial contamination.

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Vizag lab is opportunity to improve South Asian footprint - TÜV SÜD

A TÜV SÜD food testing lab in India has been accredited for three years.

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UKAS accredits Campden BRI STEC test

Campden BRI’s Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) testing service has been accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

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