Novolyze has launched a platform to standardise the evaluation of pathogen inactivation.
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is advantageous but does not replace the need for basic epidemiology, according to experts.
Merck has acquired BioControl Systems as it looks to grow in the food and beverage space and particularly the US.
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).
Invisible Sentinel’s platform for detecting shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) has been certified by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC).
Agilent Technologies has opened a $14.7m technology centerin Folsom, California to expand capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies has raised £100m ($126m) in funding through a private placement of ordinary shares bringing the total secured to £351m.
Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's food safety diagnostics business for an undisclosed amount and says it plans to invest behind new product development.
Clear Labs has raised $13m in Series B funding to expand its software and next generation sequencing (NGS) tests.
Reduction targets for Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) O157 and Salmonella have been missed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An updated version of a restricted web-based communication platform to ensure early detection and coordinated response to multi-state outbreaks has been launched.
Yarok Technology Transfer has been named as a finalist in the Food+City Challenge Prize contest, in Texas in February 2017.
Seventy four Bacillus cereus outbreaks which resulted in 911 human cases over seven years in France underlines the need to improve monitoring, according to a study.
Neogen has developed a method to detect Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes using one sample enrichment broth and one agar plate.
Two buildings at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have been opened by UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
IDEXX is to introduce its total coliform and E. coli test to the food processing and packaging industries.
Midmarket investment firm Windjammer has acquired Massachusetts-based Advanced Instruments (AI), maker of dairy analysis tools, after receiving US regulatory clearance from the Federal Trade Commission.
If you are in the dairy business, you know the threats posed by mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1.
Novel foodborne pathogen techniques and geographic origin determination methods as well as work from EU projects were presented at Rapid Methods Europe in Amsterdam.
Intertek Food Services UK has increased capacity to enable faster turnaround on E. coli testing in response to customer demand.
Molecular biology approaches that target DNA are being increasingly used for geographical traceability due to their speed, accuracy and reliability, according to review.
FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.
The editor of FoodQualityNews is to host a webinar next week looking at food safety in a global context.
European universities are to work with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on food safety.
PRO-METROFOOD has been awarded €2m from the Horizon 2020 fund.