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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.

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.

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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.

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

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BioPorto platform validated on Qiagen’s lateral flow system

BioPorto Diagnostics and Qiagen have validated BioPorto’s generic Rapid Assay Device (gRAD) lateral flow platform on Qiagen’s ESEQuant LR3 Lateral Flow System.

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FQN: Behind the keyboard/pen

This year has not had one dominate theme like some others but it has been no less important for the food safety and quality control landscape.

ECDC: Molecular surveillance system relies on labs to produce comparable results

A number of technical issues reducing the quality of typing results have been identified in EU labs, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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Bruker acquires Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.

Agilent expands chromatography capabilities in California

Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.

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BGI expands with new Seattle office

BGI is to form a new division - BGI Groups USA - to be based in Seattle.

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Funds will help us expand in Asia - Oxford Nanopore

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £100m ($126m) in funding through a private placement of ordinary shares bringing the total secured to £351m.

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Anton Paar purchases Raman technology

Anton Paar has purchased a Raman spectroscopy product line of benchtop instruments from BaySpec and licensed technology for handheld Raman products from SciAps.

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AddLife: Deal means further expansion outside Nordic region

AddLife is to acquire all shares in part of Biolin Scientific AB which has been owned by Ratos since 2010.

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ECDC: More than 300 outbreaks alerts assessed since EPIS-FWD launch

An updated version of a restricted web-based communication platform to ensure early detection and coordinated response to multi-state outbreaks has been launched.

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