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Certco: We chose ReposiTrak to automate document management efforts

Certco has become the ninth member of ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates) to adopt ReposiTrak to manage its food safety-related risk.

Arla reduces ESL milk testing time by 300%

Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.

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RF Biocidics partners with Sesajal

RF Biocidics has sold two food pasteurization machines to Mexican harvester and distributor Sesajal.

DNV: Acquisition backs commitment to grow in F&B

DNV GL has acquired a Norwegian inspection and certification body saying the deal underscores its commitment to grow in the food and beverage industry.

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Peco InspX establishes UK presence

Peco InspX has opened a company demonstration lab and service center in the UK.

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Lab M deal adds prepared media product line to Neogen offering

Neogen Corporation has acquired Lab M allowing it to expand its foodborne pathogen detection portfolio with prepared media.

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NEHA awarded FDA food safety cooperative agreement

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has been awarded a cooperative agreement to develop and implement training for food safety agencies.

Foodborne outbreaks decrease in Denmark

Fewer foodborne outbreaks were reported in Denmark last year with almost half the Salmonella cases from abroad.  

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Microscan buys Label Vision Systems

Microscan Systems has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS).

Agroisolab UK launches SIRA food authenticity service

Agroisolab UK has launched a food authenticity service using a technique to verify the origin of foods and boost traceability efforts.

Consumer Reports finds contaminated ground beef as industry responds

Consumer Reports has found bacteria on all raw ground beef samples tested adding grass-fed or organic meat is safer than conventional, while an industry group has said the findings show...

Neogen modifies Ochratoxin test after feedback

Neogen has developed a quantitative test for Ochratoxin in response to customer feedback to modify its existing system.

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Seal integrity inspectors for leaky pouches - Peco-InspX

Peco-InspX has announced commercial availability of two seal integrity inspectors for pouches.

FDA calls out Frito-Lay for possible safety breaches in Tennessee

The US Food and Drug Administration has censured Frito-Lay for a leaky roof, dirty facility and possible cross contamination of manufactured food at a Tennessee snack food facility.

No sale process for LGC - Bridgepoint

Private equity firm Bridgepoint has denied media reports it is looking to sell LGC.

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Ecolab deal boosts hygiene and sanitizing offering

Ecolab is to acquire the US operations of Swisher Hygiene for $40m in cash.

Validation forms part of ‘huge market opportunity’ for RF Biocidics

Validation for its chemical-free technology to decontaminate almonds is another step in what RF Biocidics’ CEO described as a ‘huge market opportunity’.

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Dicentra licenced under SQFI as certification body

Dicentra has become licenced under SQFI to perform certification audits for food manufacturing facilities.

Food safety and quality priorities on agenda at SGS Food Forum

Facing limited financial resources and rigid market conditions food market players got together to address quality management systems and food safety at a two day event in Russia.

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ReposiTrak reaches 3,000 supplier connections

ReposiTrak’s compliance management and track and trace technology has hit the 3,000 supplier connections mark driven by the need to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

FDA calls for info and reveals risk assessment for raw milk cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for information on cheese made from raw milk.

Lysis chemistry leads to shorter enrichment times for new assays – 3M

3M Food Safety has unveiled the next generation of a Listeria monocytogenes and a Listeria assay claiming new chemistry enables results within a shorter enrichment time.

Cert ID warns against ‘inconsistent’ vulnerability assessments

Cert ID has warned against inconsistent vulnerability assessments to identify potential food fraud 'hotspots' with no coherent format permitting each supplier to 'do their own thing'.

DuPont Diagnostics unveils BAX system with smaller sample capacity

DuPont Diagnostics has introduced a smaller version of its PCR-based testing platform at the IAFP annual meeting.

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