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AFCO deal will create F&B business segment - Zep

Zep Inc is to purchase AFCO for an undisclosed amount with the deal expected to close in August.

Salmonella sickens 350 in five countries with link to poultry products

More than 350 Salmonella Enteritidis cases have been reported from five EU countries since 2014 with health officials admitting they still don’t know the source of infection.

CDC: Outbreak a reminder bacteria in microbiology labs can sicken workers

An outbreak of Salmonella has highlighted the risk associated with working in microbiology laboratories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ambrosus looks at blockchain-based platform to improve supply chain

Ambrosus has launched plans for a blockchain-based platform to overcome ‘deficiencies and challenges’ in the food supply chain.

Schubert 3D camera ‘one step closer to long-term goal of optical 3D recognition’

Schubert has developed a 3D camera which can pick up ‘disorganized products’ from a storage bin.

Bureau Veritas targets on-site aflatoxin testing

Bureau Veritas and Schutter Group have introduced an aflatoxin pre-shipment inspection and quality control process.

Eurofins expands chemistry testing offering

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has completed the deal for Environmental Laboratory Services (ELS), a provider of water and environmental chemistry testing in Ireland.

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BioMérieux to take control of Japanese joint venture

Sysmex and bioMérieux are to dissolve their joint venture in Japan.

FSA and FSS welcome guilty verdict in meat fraud trial

The FSA and FSS have welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of a businessman convicted of adding horsemeat into beef.

Food safety recall round-up 14-27 July 2017

Recalls: Grande Produce, Cryptosporidium and language labelling

Food and beverage alerts were made by USA, England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.

EyeSucceed to address food safety issues with wearable technology

NSF International, which partnered with Google to pilot its EyeSucceed Smart Glasses, has been recognized as a ‘Glass Partner’ for food industry applications.

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Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

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Intralytix: Investment allows us to expand phage production

Intralytix has received $17.5m in equity funding from Lesaffre to create a series of novel bacteriophage-based products.

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Kent police seize wine in fraud investigation

Tens of thousands of bottles of wine have been seized by Kent Police in the UK.

Avio 500 can look at high and low concentration analytes during same analysis - PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) for high volume labs.

Neogen develops Listeria test with no enrichment

Neogen Corporation has launched a test that detects Listeria in environmental samples without the need for enrichment.

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Aptean: ‘Investments in CRM systems within the F&B industry have been low’

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

UK reports Cyclospora increase for third year in a row

The UK has seen an increase in cyclosporiasis for the third successive year with a link to Mexico.

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Bunzl targets growth in large and fragmented French market

Bunzl has made an undisclosed binding offer to acquire a group of businesses in France and has purchased a marketing services firm in the UK.

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Authenticate IS to give technical compliance insight as SOFHT member

Authenticate IS has joined The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) as a Supporting Company Member. 

One dead in US Salmonella outbreak in papayas from Mexico

Almost 50 people have been sickened in the US by Salmonella linked to papayas from Mexico.

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Novolyze wins IAFP award

Novolyze has won the 2017 Food Safety Innovation Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).

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Fake food poisoning claims subject to UK clampdown

The UK Government is to crackdown on fake sickness claims that it says could increase holiday costs.

Chlorine-rinsed chicken ruffles feathers ahead of trade talks

The British Poultry Council has urged the Government to show confidence in on-farm food safety standards ahead of trade talks between the US and the UK.

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Tecna targets antibiotic residues in food

Tecna has released an ELISA test kit for the quantitative detection of antibiotic residues in food.

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