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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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‘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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Oxygen power: Neo-Pure tech aims to ease bakery product recalls

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.

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Solus Scientific tests backed by AOAC

Solus Scientific has had its Salmonella and Listeria test systems for food and environmental samples approved by the AOAC.

3M hygiene monitoring system verifies surface cleanliness

3M Food Safety has launched an updated hygiene monitoring and management system.

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French and Korean agencies to work together

Agencies in France and Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a focus on food safety.

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Optical and sensor-based sorting has become necessity rather than luxury - TOMRA

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people – almost 10% of the global population – fall ill after eating contaminated food.

CFSI poised for food safety advances - GFSI

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).

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Codex involvement will help represent different Asian needs - FIA

Food Industry Asia (FIA) has been granted observer status by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex).

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SGS acquires stake in AgFlow

SGS has acquired a 15% stake in a provider of trade intelligence services for agriculture products.

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Sealed Air acquires Cleaning in Place specialist

Sealed Air Corporation has acquired Tampereen Teollsuussähkö (TTS-Ciptec).

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Thermo Fisher and DuPont extend distribution agreement

Thermo Fisher Scientific and DuPont Nutrition & Health have renewed a distribution agreement for Western Europe.

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FSMA compliance tops priority list – TraceGains

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance ranked as the top priority among survey participants, taking over from audit readiness, according to TraceGains.

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Food fraud should be prosecuted under criminal law - FoodDrinkEurope

Food fraud compromising the safety of products and damaging public health should be prosecuted under criminal law, according to FoodDrinkEurope.

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