NSF International has completed the acquisition of a food safety and water testing firm to strengthen its laboratory network and services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Campden BRI is to manage membership of a network created to share intelligence on food authenticity.
Recalls due to products contaminated with plastic or rubber more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to Detectamet.
Carlisle Companies has acquired a provider of dispensing systems and food safety products for foodservice and hygiene applications.
Food safety challenges this year will include persistent outbreaks and recalls and increasing US Department of Justice (DOJ) scrutiny, according to PURE Bioscience.
Errington Cheese is planning to put some of its products back on the market after authorities prohibited sales following an E. coli outbreak last year.
Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.
Novolyze has launched a platform to standardise the evaluation of pathogen inactivation.
iNECTA has partnered with Trace Register on software to improve food safety and sustainability.
Detection Technology has introduced a linear array detector targeting brand protection in the food industry.
Merck has acquired BioControl Systems as it looks to grow in the food and beverage space and particularly the US.
Eurofins Scientific has acquired ASL Análises Ambientais (ASL) to become one of the largest environmental testing service providers in Brazil.
Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) acquiring Acoura and Bureau Veritas expanding its agri-food business in Brazil are two deals made public in the last few weeks.
Spencers is to have one sample of its oregano tested annually for three years by an internationally accredited lab to address adulteration concerns.
Invisible Sentinel’s platform for detecting shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) has been certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
SGS has acquired a 70% stake in a firm which specialises in molecular biology and DNA sequencing services in the food sector.
Use of traceback and predictive modelling tools created by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will be expanded under a partnership with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business for an undisclosed amount and says it plans to invest behind new product development.
Clear Labs has raised $13m in Series B funding to expand its software and next generation sequencing (NGS) tests.
Technology that can potentially detect and destroy biofilms on surfaces in food processing plants has been recognised by CTAQ.
Food recalls in Q3 reached a high not seen since 2010 but this can be seen as a good thing, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.
Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience market continues to flourish, according to Loma Systems which is putting more emphasis on the sector.
Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.
ParTech has released an updated version of its food safety system.