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Endress+Hauser strengthens quality measurement portfolio

Endress+Hauser has acquired SensAction for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its quality measurement portfolio.

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.

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.

R-Biopharm to develop improved ELISA method to detect allergens

R-Biopharm is developing an improved ELISA method to detect food allergens as part of a project with two universities.

Eurofins expands in Singapore and Turkey

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

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.

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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‘Allegation our chicken is only 50% chicken is 100% wrong’ - Subway

Subway has called claims about the amount of chicken DNA in some of its chicken products ‘false and misleading’.

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.

Comparable MLVA results achieved between labs

Internationally comparable Salmonella Enteritidis MLVA results could be seen between labs often using different equipment, according to a validation study.

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.

Research round-up: Listeria, GBS and “smart” compounds

For the second time this year it is time to pull up a stool (no, not that kind...) to the lab bench and take a swab from the petri dish of food safety and quality research.

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.

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FSSAI lab staff trained to test mycotoxins, pesticide and veterinary drug residues

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) will continue training lab staff to test mycotoxins, pesticides and veterinary drug residues.

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.

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