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Imaging software must cope with large data sets - WITec

WITec has launched updated software for its imaging systems to acquire and process large data volumes of high-resolution measurements and 3D imaging.

Texas researchers give E.coli STEC project update

Texas researchers have presented their latest work on Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) at a conference dedicated to tackling the issue.

1000 not out for Fortress and UK-made metal detectors

Fortress Technology (Europe) has supplied its 1000 detector this month from its UK site to the same firm that took delivery of the first one in January 2011.

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SISTEM Coach launched for tablets

Alchemy Systems has launched its aid for safety and productivity as a tablet-based tool.

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WGS food safety project up for award

A project using whole genome sequencing in food safety to replace conventional laboratory methods is one of six finalists in an awards ceremony.

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BfR and Fraunhofer sign food safety cooperation

Two German agencies have signed a deal to cooperate on improving food safety in the supply chain.

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Biótica E.coli system certified by Spanish group

Biótica has had its automated laboratory system that rapidly detects E. coli certified.

E.coli targeted in Thermo Fisher Scientific partnership

Thermo Fisher Scientific is part of a three-pronged approach to develop rapid methods that detect E. coli in food.

3M’s Salmonella system receives AOAC OMA validation

3M’s Petrifilm Salmonella Express System has been validated through AOAC International as a First Action Official Method of Analysis (OMA) for the detection of Salmonella in a variety of food...

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EnviroLogix’s Salmonella assay backed by AOAC

EnviroLogix’s detection assay for Salmonella has been certified as a Performance Tested MethodSM (#041404) by the AOAC Research Institute.

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Third party auditor adds SQF verification

Food Safety Net Services - Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) has added Safe Quality Food (SQF) verification to food industry audits.

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ISO 9001 draft available for public comment

ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems has been made available as a Draft International Standard (DIS).

Customer demand prompts PCR investment

Customer demand prompted investment in DNA analysis and authentication equipment to test a range of food products, according to Exova.

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Detectamet dispenses protectable products

Detectamet has launched a multi-purpose stainless steel dispenser to distribute detectable personal protective products.

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Thermo Scientific’s Salmonella assay backed by AFNOR

Thermo Scientific’s SureTect Salmonella Species Assay has been granted an NF validation certificate by AFNOR Certification for all foods.

Food safety needs continued emphasis in Horizon 2020 - SAFE

Priority topics to ensure the emphasis on food safety in Horizon 2020 work programmes have been laid out by The European Association for Food Safety, The SAFE consortium.

Packaging’s role in EU food safety worries revealed

Spanish, Italian and Croatian consumers worry most about food safety, according to a survey from Friends of Glass.

'Like so many others he is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol': Mark Phillips

Powdered alcohol creator blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘completely ignorant’ attack

The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial...

EFSA calls for Listeria risk data

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a call for tender concerning Listeria Monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods.

Food testing boosts Eurofins Q1 results

Food testing remained strong with further expansion of market share in new and existing markets, according to Eurofins.

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ISO 22000 standard to be revised

ISO is calling for feedback and comments on its standard ISO 22000 which it plans to revise in September.

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QADEX: Ensure food safety policies or face harsh penalty

QADEX is encouraging companies to review their quality management and ensure they have efficient food safety policies in place – or face a harsh penalty.

PURE Bioscience pushes ahead with direct food contact antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience expects to make direct food contact submissions to US regulatory agencies based on testing of its antimicrobial before the end of the month.

Food testing market to reach $4.63bn in 2018

The global food testing market is expected to grow at around 6% during the forecast period of 2013 – 2018 to reach $4.63bn in 2018 from $3.45bn in 2013, according to a market report.

EPA: US consumers waste 36m tons of food each year

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging food firms, cities, businesses, and others to join forces and stop food waste.

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