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Safety testing company sees turnover grow

French company AES Laboratoire, which specialises in tests and equipment for research into food contaminants, this week registered a healthy increase in its turnover, thanks...

Bug detecting software

A new computer program devised by British physicists can quickly spot tiny beetles, rodent droppings and ergot (a poisonous mould) in grain destined for flour...

Ultrasonic seal integrity tester

Swiss company Wilco has introduced the first fully automatic, in-line seal integrity tester for trays, cups, bags and pouches at this week's PackExpo Show in...

Metal detector enhances cheese safety

Dutch cheese producer Schipper Kaas has updated its quality control system with the installation of Lock Inspection Systems' new generation metal detector. Schipper Kaas is...

Online verification for the food industry

Dimaco, the Belgium-based quality assurance systems provider, has cornered the problem of code and label accuracy with the launch of its online verifier. The verifier,...

Battleground shifts to food bacteria

In the UK, Alaska Food Diagnostics, a joint venture between Circus Capital and DSTL, is using Ministry of Defence technology to develop a rapid test...

ARS developing bacteria sensing system

The US-based Agricultural Research Services has devised a method of detecting fecal bacteria in fresh produce, which it claimed could reduce the chances of contamination...

New test for food contaminants

Biacore International, the Swedish-based global Surface Plasmon Resonance specialist, has launched a new rapid screening kit for thedetection of ractopamine drug residues in food. The...

Growing demand for microbial scanners

Interactive, a US-based company that holds the rights to light based scanners used to inspect meat for microbial contamination, is increasing production of its small,...

Food test kit gets AOAC certification

Biacore International has had its food analysis kit, used for the rapid routine testing of the vitamin food supplement folic acid, fully validated and certified...

Food texture analyser

Lloyd Instruments, the UK-based the materials testing provider, has unveiled the TAPlus - budget-end, high performance food texture analyser. Easy to use, the TAPlus is...

Food safety: tracking with speed

In a further move to improve food safety and streamline information the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition...

Mobile safety alerts

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is piloting a new scheme designed to alert Food Enforcement Officers to potential food hazards while out in the...

Easy-use test kit

Oxoid, the UK-based food safety specialist, has had its Staphytect and Dryspot Staphytect test kits successfully evaluated under the European Microbiological Methods Assessment. In the...

Pathogen screening system

DuPont Qualicon is to start distributing its acclaimed BAX system, an automated testing platform for food-borne pathogens, in both Europe and Australia. The BAX system...

Coding system ensures quality

Laurens Patisseries, a leading US cakes and pastries manufacturer has installed a Package Coding Management System from Claricom to allow centralised network control of on-pack...

Sanitary belt

Chiorino, a UK-based company providing belting products for the food industry, has launched a new type of belt with increased protection against bacteria. Belts with...

Testing equipment for Thailand

Shrimp traders and farmers in Thailand have pooled resources to pay Baht15 million (€236m) for chemical-residue testing equipment to ensure that exports will reach food...

Food safety equipment development

In the US, Neogen Corporation and Hamilton Thorne Biosciences are to jointly develop the next generation of rapid bacterial food safety tests. Under the agreement,...

Hygienic cert for Micro Motion technology

Micro Motion's R-Series meter, which measures and transmits mass flow rate for liquids and gases, can now be used in food and beverage applications said...

Survey reveals lack of knowledge about food safety equipment

Food manufacturers are failing food hygiene inspections often because they don't know where to turn for practical solutions, according to research carried out by UK...

Soft foods tester

A range of low-cost machines for testing a variety of foods - including fruit, pasties and cheese - has been launched by the UK-based Zwick...

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