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NSF strengthens EU lab network

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).

Industry network strives for targeted authenticity approach

Campden BRI is to manage membership of a network created to share intelligence on food authenticity.

Plastic or rubber-related recalls double – Detectamet

Recalls due to products contaminated with plastic or rubber more than doubled in the past 12 months, according to Detectamet.

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Carlisle Companies acquires San Jamar

Carlisle Companies has acquired a provider of dispensing systems and food safety products for foodservice and hygiene applications.

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2017 will be ‘breakout’ year for SDC-based tech adoption – PURE Bioscience

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 targets market return after E. coli outbreak

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.

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Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

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Novolyze platform evaluates pathogen inactivation

Novolyze has launched a platform to standardise the evaluation of pathogen inactivation.

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iNECTA partners with Trace Register on software

iNECTA has partnered with Trace Register on software to improve food safety and sustainability.

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Detection Technology targets brand protection in food industry

Detection Technology has introduced a linear array detector targeting brand protection in the food industry.

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BioControl acquisition opens F&B growth opportunities - Merck

Merck has acquired BioControl Systems as it looks to grow in the food and beverage space and particularly the US.

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Eurofins expands environmental testing in Brazil

Eurofins Scientific has acquired ASL Análises Ambientais (ASL) to become one of the largest environmental testing service providers in Brazil.

Neogen launches test for ochratoxin

Neogen Corporation has developed a test for ochratoxin that uses a water-based extraction solvent.

LR acquires Acoura and Bureau Veritas expands in Brazil

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.

ACCC accepts Spencers action to tackle oregano fraud

Spencers is to have one sample of its oregano tested annually for three years by an internationally accredited lab to address adulteration concerns.  

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Invisible Sentinel’s STEC assay backed by AOAC

Invisible Sentinel’s platform for detecting shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) has been certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).

SGS acquires Biopremier stake and predicts NGS growth

SGS has acquired a 70% stake in a firm which specialises in molecular biology and DNA sequencing services in the food sector.

EFSA and BfR look at traceback and predictive modelling of outbreaks

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 to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business

Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business for an undisclosed amount and says it plans to invest behind new product development.

Michael Taylor, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods joins Board of Directors

Clear Labs: Funding round will help us reach companies on global scale

Clear Labs has raised $13m in Series B funding to expand its software and next generation sequencing (NGS) tests.

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Biofilm tech wins CTAQ award

Technology that can potentially detect and destroy biofilms on surfaces in food processing plants has been recognised by CTAQ.

Food producers recalling more but supply is safer as a result - Stericycle

Food recalls in Q3 reached a high not seen since 2010 but this can be seen as a good thing, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

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Loma to put more emphasis on convenience food market

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.

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Reading Thermal aids with FSMA kill step validation compliance

Reading Thermal has introduced software to help users/bakers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act’s kill step validation requirements.

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ParTech updates food safety system

ParTech has released an updated version of its food safety system.

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