NSF International has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group (ECG).
Fera Science has launched a service using Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to identify the source and trace the route of bacterial contamination.
A TÜV SÜD food testing lab in India has been accredited for three years.
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).
Dairy products remained the top FDA recalled food category in 2015 with the Blue Bell ice cream Listeria contamination incident heavily behind this, according to SAGE Food Safety Consultants.
Costly and tedious to follow up on, false-positive results in pathogen detection can be minimized with phages that reduce the occurrence of cross-reacting bacteria in pathogen tests.
To run a successful program, integrated, real-time data capture, reporting and action should be coupled to fast and comprehensive testing, according to Sample6.
F Cubed will launch its pathogen detection technology initially to test surfaces in the next few months.
DNA Diagnostic A/S’s test to detect Salmonella spp has been certified by NordVal International.
Crystal Diagnostics has been awarded AOAC-PTM accreditation for screening of Listeria on environmental surfaces.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation reviewing advice to consumers on eating lightly cooked or raw eggs.
De Nora has said its onsite sanitising system can help raise food safety standards in Asia.
True Fresh HPP has installed its third Hiperbaric 525 HPP machine in a 60,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility at Buena Park, California.
Pacific Grain and Foods, one of the largest bakery ingredients suppliers in the US, has become Agri-Neo’s first US client to purchase its latest food safety technology Neo-Pure.
Solus Scientific has had its Salmonella and Listeria test systems for food and environmental samples approved by the AOAC.
3M Food Safety has launched an updated hygiene monitoring and management system.
Agencies in France and Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a focus on food safety.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people – almost 10% of the global population – fall ill after eating contaminated food.
The annual GFSI China Focus Day had ‘unprecedented’ support from government and engagement from the private sector, according to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Food Industry Asia (FIA) has been granted observer status by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).
SGS has acquired a 15% stake in a provider of trade intelligence services for agriculture products.
Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).
Thermo Fisher Scientific and DuPont Nutrition & Health have renewed a distribution agreement for Western Europe.
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance ranked as the top priority among survey participants, taking over from audit readiness, according to TraceGains.
Food fraud compromising the safety of products and damaging public health should be prosecuted under criminal law, according to FoodDrinkEurope.