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USDA backs certain uses for PURE Control antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience has received a “No Objection Letter” from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for its poultry processing aid.

NSF International merges with Agroquality and opens Ecuadorian office

NSF International has opened an office in Ecuador after Agroquality agreed to merge with the firm.

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Mérieux NutriSciences has expanded its dairy testing capabilities in South Africa by acquiring Lactolab.

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India is one of our fastest growing countries - BRC Global Standards

BRC Global Standards has expanded in India to encourage and support growth in the country.

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Eriez introduces update to magnet pull test kit

Eriez has introduced the next generation of its Pull Test kit to measure magnet strength.

AIB updates standards to help firms shape food safety programs

AIB International has released the 2017 version of Consolidated Standards for Inspection of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.

Pilot projects planned as FOSS partners with Mérieux NutriSciences

FOSS has entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences to tackle food safety.

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FSA looks at fewer audits for certain FBOs

A change to the frequency of audits is being considered by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

FSA assessing analytical options ahead of Campylobacter survey restart

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is trialling ‘several alternative approaches’ to detect Campylobacter on whole fresh chickens ahead of recommencing a retail survey next month.

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Loma wins Crown Chicken inspection tender

Loma Systems has installed two X-ray machines in a chicken processing plant to inspect whole birds that are skin packed in aluminium foil trays.

EU urged to recognise authenticity progress by food operators

Recommendations on how the public and private sector can promote integrity and authenticity in the food chain have been made at a conference.

GFSI and UNIDO to help improve food safety in China, South East Asia and Africa

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) around food safety.

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Ecolab tables bid for Laboratoires Anios

Ecolab has made an undisclosed binding offer to acquire Laboratoires Anios from co-owners Bertrand and Thierry Letartre and private investment company Ardian

FoodLogiQ partners with 1WorldSync on transparency

1WorldSync and FoodLogiQ have partnered to boost supply chain traceability in the industry.

Made in Italy app will fight €60 billion industry of 'fake' Italian food, say creators

The creators of Italcheck, an app to verify genuine Italian products for shoppers and aid manufacturers fight food fraud, will help fight against the €60 billion fake Italian products black market.

BfR starts project to identify animal-based food adulteration

A research project to tackle the adulteration of animal-based foods has been launched in Germany.

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Growth prompts investment in Sesotec metal detector

Rapidly growing export markets was one of the reasons a New Zealand-based firm has installed a Sesotec metal detector.

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Ishida launches three X-ray inspection systems

Ishida Europe has launched a range of X-ray inspection systems to help manufacturers and processors meet the demands of retailers.

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Foss expands options for meat inspection

Foss has launched a compact version of a system to make X-ray fat analysis and foreign object detection available to a broader group of meat producers.

Draft legislation on tightening food checks agreed in EU

Draft plans to tighten up official controls along the food chain have been informally agreed in Europe.

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Eurofins makes third acquisition in a month

Eurofins Scientific has bought a Dutch food testing firm to reinforce its position in the market and broaden its client base.

Cert ID: Exporters to US must plan ahead to meet FSMA requirements

EU manufacturers exporting to the US should consider adding a FSMA module to their next audit to ensure they meet requirements, according to Cert ID.

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Regulatory deadlines and recall readiness boosting traceability market

Regulatory deadlines and recall preparedness will drive adoption of traceability systems, according to VDC Research.

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Airborne pathogen monitoring system launched in US

Disinfection Services has brought an on-site airborne pathogen monitoring system to the US market.

SAI Global invests in South African testing lab

SAI Global has officially opened an upgraded food microbiological testing laboratory in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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