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Sealed Air sells Diversey Care and food cleaning business for $3.2bn

Sealed Air is to sell Diversey Care and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital Private Equity for $3.2bn.

PolySkope Labs targets AOAC approval for multiplex pathogen detection method

PolySkope Labs has applied for AOAC Performance Tested Method (PTM) status for its multiplex pathogen detection method.

Nestlé "very concerned" over deforestation links to Wilmar palm oil

Nestlé says it is "very concerned" by allegations that its palm oil supplier Wilmar International has again been implicated in sourcing palm oil from the protected Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia, according...

Romer Labs enters German market following acquisition

Romer Labs has described Germany as a ‘very important food and feed safety market’ following the acquisition and integration of Transia.

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Risk-based auditing using data could be future - Sealed Air

Using data to move to a risk-based auditing model could be the future, according to the global director of Diversey Consulting.

Eurofins expands in Singapore and Turkey

Eurofins Scientific has acquired two companies to boost testing services in Singapore and Turkey.

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Ex M&S director becomes IFST president

Former Marks & Spencer (M&S) technical director, David Gregory, has become the president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

First ever antibacterial metal surfaces to be trialed in dairy

A European team of researchers led by the University of Parma, is developing what it claims is the first ever fluid‐repellent, antibacterial metal surfaces in the food and beverage industry....

Hygiena completes acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics

Hygiena has completed its acquisition of DuPont Diagnostics, the global food safety diagnostics business of DuPont for an undisclosed sum.

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ILC acquisition closes geographical gap in portfolio – SGS

SGS has acquired an independent laboratory that specializes in microbiology and food chemistry testing services.

Microbac takes CONTROL with Sample6 partnership

Microbac Laboratories and Sample6 have partnered so customers can use some Sample6 technology.

Hoyt's Food fined by ACCC over oregano claims

Hoyt's Food has agreed to pay an AUD$10,800 penalty for misleading oregano statements.

Viavi and ESPROS collaborate on sensor and developer kit

Viavi Solutions Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) and ESPROS Photonics Corporation (EPC) have launched a miniaturized spectral sensing system-on-a-chip and multispectral sensor developer kit.

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The Global Food Safety Conference: Reaction on Twitter

From partnerships with governments, discussions on a 'G30' of food safety to the insistence food safety is not a competitive differentiator; GFSI had it all.

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Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens French footprint

Mérieux NutriSciences has strengthened its presence in France with the acquisition of ACM Agro.

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Ozo wants to make effective hygiene simpler to achieve

Ozo Innovations has launched a single step cleaning and disinfection system which it claims will make food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable.

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Bonamar launches irradiated crab meat

Bonamar Corporation has partnered with Gateway America to launch crab meat products that have been irradiated.

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies for $57m

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, which provides high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57m.

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Neogen launches test to detect lower levels of aflatoxin

Neogen has developed a more sensitive version of its quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin.

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Angeon eyes ‘$8bn diagnostic testing market’ with InstantLabs investment

Angeon Group has made an undisclosed controlling investment in InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics Corporation Inc.

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Will the free-range egg industry crack under the strain of avian flu?

The global spread of the highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) has set the cat among the pigeons in the free-range egg industry.

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Eurofins Listeria detection kits backed by AFNOR

Eurofins GeneScan has received AFNOR NF certification for four Listeria kits.

Three 3M assays receive NF Validation

3M Food Safety’s molecular detection assays for ­Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella have been backed by NF Validation from AFNOR Certification.

Kreyenborg introduces infrared germ reduction technology

Kreyenborg Plant Technology has developed an infrared machine that destroys germs in dried foodstuffs that require gentle treatment, such as tea, spices, dried herbs, nuts, kernels and seeds.

Witt gas analyser measures trace oxygen levels

Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.

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