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Eurofins Food Testing UK recognised as food authenticity test centre

Eurofins Food Testing UK has joined authenticity service providers listed on the Food Authenticity Network, which was set up due recommendations from the Elliot review.

NSF International buys AuthenTechnologies to boost DNA testing

NSF International has said its acquisition of AuthenTechnologies enables it to provide cost-effective DNA testing to help clients improve the authenticity, safety and quality of their globally sourced ingredients.

Food Crime Unit must move faster - incoming FSA chair

The incoming UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair has said she is ‘surprised’ the Food Crime Unit (FCU) is not moving faster and it reflects the need to inject a...

Roka develops limits testing for poultry

Roka Bioscience has developed a testing approach with Cargill to give an indication of potential Salmonella contamination in poultry products.

SGS partners with Biopremier to grow NGS availability

SGS has partnered with Biopremier to deliver next generation sequencing (NGS) to the global food supply chain.

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Ecolab action to combat Venezuelan uncertainty

Ecolab is making an accounting change in relation to Venezuela due to the ‘limited ability to maintain normal operations’ in the country.

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PURE gets approval for SDC as fresh produce processing aid

PURE Bioscience's food contact notification (FCN) for silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) as a fresh produce processing aid will become effective this week.

Substitution found in turkey product testing

Chicken, beef and pork substitution were found in 7% of turkey products, according to an analysis by Clear Food.

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Method extension for second DuPont X5 PCR assay

DuPont’s BAX System X5 PCR assay for Listeria monocytogenes has received a method extension from the AOAC.

From EFSA BPA verdict to agar shortage: The year in review

It is that time of year when we look back at the food safety and quality control news and views of 2015. Do you remember some of the key issues...

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Mars in Dove Chocolate allergy alert

Mars is recalling 6,700 cases of Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24 oz. bag from more than 30 states due to allergen concerns.

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3M aerobic bacteria test backed by AOAC

3M Food Safety’s Petrifilm rapid aerobic count plate has been granted Official Method of Analysis status by AOAC.

CSPI calls for better outbreak surveillance system

Improvements in surveillance systems are being undermined by developments in disease diagnosis and inconsistent reporting by state public health departments, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

DuPont, Dow merger – ‘likely to be one of the biggest M&A transactions of 2016’

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced they will merge to become DowDuPont last week – if the deal goes ahead it is ‘likely to be one of the biggest...

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FQN to attend WHO and RIVM conference

Findings of the first report to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases will be discussed at a conference this week.

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Neogen's ANSR for E. coli O157:H7 receives AOAC approval

Neogen has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for a test to detect E. coli O157:H7 DNA.

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Method extension for DuPont’s BAX System X5 PCR Assay for Salmonella

DuPont’s BAX System X5 PCR Assay for Salmonella has received a method extension from the AOAC.

DuPont and Dow to merge

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have ended speculation by announcing they are to merge and the combined company will be called DowDuPont.

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference...

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InstantLabs expands ID tests to combat seafood fraud

InstantLabs has added two additional salmon identification tests to allow distributors, processors and government regulators to positively identify the species in less than two hours.

KKR acquires LGC and identifies US and Asia focus

KKR has agreed to acquire LGC from current owners Bridgepoint for an undisclosed amount.

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FoodChain ID to take over training delivery

Cert ID has relaunched its programme of training courses for food industry professionals and is moving all its training delivery to sister company FoodChain ID.

Food fraud: Honey a monster; fish better schooled

Levels of fish fraud across the EU have fallen to below 6%. But initial results for honey suggest 19% – and perhaps even up to 32% – of products tested...

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Pest management software U-Trap-It updated

In-Quiz-It Software has released version 7 of the U-Trap-It System to strengthen management of pests and environmental issues.

Food Fraud Network exchanges boosted by IT system

The European Commission has launched an IT system which will be used to exchange information on cross-border violations of EU food chain rules such as food fraud.

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