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Asia Pacific: Invisible Sentinel appoints New Zealand distributor for assays to detect food pathogens

Invisible Sentinel says its Veriflow assays will be distributed in New Zealand by New Zealand Medical and Scientific Ltd (NZMS). Based in Auckland, NZMS sells...

Asia Pacific: Plastic in nugget not from Cargill facilities after internal investigation

After an exhaustive investigation, Cargill says it is confident the blue, plastic foreign material recently reported in one McDonald's Chicken Nugget in Japan did...

Europe: Bizerba acquires Luceo, expands visual inspection capabilities

Bizerba has acquired the food sector of the French company Luceo SAS, which the latter is part of the Tiama Group. Luceo provides visual...

Americas: MIT sensor detects spoiled meat

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine...

Asia Pacific: Neogen acquires Indian food safety company

Neogen Corporation has acquired India’s food testing laboratory Sterling Test House, which will serves as a base for Neogen’s new operations in the country. Incorporated...

Americas: School meals have more fiber, less salt, finds CDC report

Most schools in the US are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables,...

Americas: Consumers appear unfazed by WHO study on health risks of eating foods, finds...

The World Health Organization study released in October 2015 showed a link between processed and red meat consumption and cancer raises the question, will...

Europe: FAO food price index drops in December 2015

Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015, averaging 19.1% below their previous-year's levels. The dwindling global economy...

Americas: FoodChain ID verifies 35,000th Non-GMO product

FoodChain ID has verified its 35,000th product for the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. The company says Non-GMO Project Verified is one of the...

Asia Pacific: North Korea’s food production falls, finds FAO

North Korea's total food production - including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent - is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the...
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