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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).

Dairy topped FDA food recalls last year, finds SAGE

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.

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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.

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‘My biggest food safety challenge is effectively managing my environment’

To run a successful program, integrated, real-time data capture, reporting and action should be coupled to fast and comprehensive testing, according to Sample6.

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F Cubed pushes ahead with launch of pathogen detection tech

F Cubed will launch its pathogen detection technology initially to test surfaces in the next few months.

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DNA Diagnostic’s Salmonella test backed by NordVal

DNA Diagnostic A/S’s test to detect Salmonella spp has been certified by NordVal International.

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CDx system backed to screen Listeria on environmental surfaces

Crystal Diagnostics has been awarded AOAC-PTM accreditation for screening of Listeria on environmental surfaces.

FSA consults on egg safety advice change

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation reviewing advice to consumers on eating lightly cooked or raw eggs.

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Sanitising system can improve food safety and quality - De Nora

De Nora has said its onsite sanitising system can help raise food safety standards in Asia.

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True Fresh HPP installs third Hiperbaric 525 machine

True Fresh HPP has installed its third Hiperbaric 525 HPP machine in a 60,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility at Buena Park, California.

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