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Lab Technology

Food safety reaches from balances to baths, software systems to sample preperation and all the technologies inbetween including ELISA, PCR and Mass Spectrometry. Whether testing for contaminants or speciation in a lab on-site or via third party this section has it covered.

Finnish food tech firm bags first prize for innovative ingredient sensor

Finnish food tech firm Spectral Engines has scooped up first prize in an EU competition for its food sensor that analyses ingredients, nutrients and detects allergens.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Focus was on pesticide residues and beverage analysis - Thermo

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

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3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates certified for dairy

3M Food Safety’s 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received the European collective mark NF Validation by AFNOR.

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Safe Food Alliance starts work on food safety lab

Safe Food Alliance has started construction of its largest laboratory to date in Kingsburg, California.

Testing partnership aims to make compliance more affordable

Shimadzu Scientific Inc. and Midi Inc. have announced a partnership whose aim is to make analytical tests more cost effective, enabling greater compliance.

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Eurofins invests $59m in lab expansion

Eurofins is to expand its laboratory facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and add 350 jobs.

The seventh LC-MS/MS symposium is in Berlin on March 14

Mass spectrometry focus of SCIEX symposium

SCIEX will hold a LC-MS/MS Symposium in Germany in the middle of March.

JRC drops rights to host three EURLs from next year

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to stop its work as the European Reference Laboratory (EURL) in three areas from January 2018.

New York lab ups imported food sampling and starts fish speciation test

The New York State Food Laboratory increased testing of food and beverage samples for health hazards, purity and accuracy of labeling by 10% last year.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Bruker reveals focus for applied markets

To understand the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in industry to discuss highlights of 2016 and to predict what this year could bring.

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Meet FQN at Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon

FoodQualityNews will be reporting live from two major industry events in the next few weeks - The GFSI Global Food Safety Conference and Pittcon.

Neogen improves colony colours in chromogenic media

Lab M has developed a chromogenic media that can simultaneously detect Salmonella strains while inhibiting or minimizing other organisms.

Labs would have allowed non-compliant sample on market

A proficiency test for determining heavy metals in canned peas has found more than 30 labs would have allowed a non-compliant sample to be placed on the market.

China direct

Chinese start-up gearing up for launch of food-sensing smartphone

The world’s first material-sensing smartphone, which could potentially tell you how many calories you're about to eat, will launch in China later this year, its manufacturer has said.

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Arkivum partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific on data safeguarding

Arkivum has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific on managing data.

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Brooks Life Science Systems launches capper/decapper

Brooks Life Science Systems has launched a 96-format whole rack capper/decapper.

Shimadzu targets mycotoxins and synthetic antimicrobials

Shimadzu has released two high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyzers.

LGC boosts proficiency testing portfolio

LGC has acquired API Food Quality to boost its portfolio of proficiency testing (PT) schemes for the food industry. 

We are targeting labs looking for matrix tolerance and detection power - PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) that it claims can handle any sample matrix, address any interference and detect any particle size.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

SCIEX on mass spectrometry, authenticity and allergen testing

To get a handle on the food safety and quality landscape we sent a Q+A to several companies in the industry to discuss the highlights of 2016 and to predict...

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Hardy Diagnostics introduces chromogenic culture media

Hardy Diagnostics has launched a product for use as a primary stool screening medium for isolation and differentiation of Salmonella and Shigella spp.

‘Hot spots’ of veterinary residues found in corned beef case

The Government Chemist has revealed the work leading to supporting the Public Analyst in a dispute over findings of residues of a veterinary medicine in corned beef.

Qiagen sees ‘significant’ bioinformatics market opportunities

Qiagen has acquired OmicSoft Corporation to expand its bioinformatics offering for data management and interpretation.

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From A to Z: FoodQualityNews editorial calendar 2017

From lab technology to food fraud, FoodQualityNews’ 2017 editorial calendar of special editions will zone in on areas that impact the global food safety and quality market.

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Sample storage and management help from Hamilton Storage

Hamilton Storage has enhanced its sample storage system and sample management efficiency.

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