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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.

Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Knauer has launched an osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples.

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Seegene seeks wider adoption of real-time PCR

Seegene is developing second-generation real-time PCR technology which it has patented in the US and Europe.

FQN digests 2016 and injects topics of 2017

Food labs looking to make better use of resources - Agilent

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

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

Ametek to acquire Mocon for $182m, expanding into the F&B package testing market

Ametek has agreed to acquire Mocon for $182m, with the deal expected to close in Q2, 2017.  

Bruker opens demo facility in China

Bruker has opened a demo facility to support China’s scientific research community.

Part 1 of 6: Thermo Fisher Scientific series

Why versatility is vital for pesticide quantitation and screening workflows

European Union legislation restricts the levels of more than 1,000 pesticides in a wide range of fruit, vegetables and cereals. 

Sciex rolls out fix for mass specs affected by pump failure

Sciex is starting to install safety kits on mass spectrometers that had to be shut down due to the potential for the pump to fail and eject metal fragments.

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.

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