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Europe: EFSA’s assessment on aspartame concludes sweetener is safe at current levels of exposure

Aspartame and its breakdown products are safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes in its...

Americas: 3M Food Safety launches 48hr yeast and mold indicator test

3M Food Safety has launched worldwide the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate, an indicator test that helps detect yeasts and molds...

Americas: DuPont Sustainable Solutions launches food safety training series

Solutions DuPont Sustainable Solutions has launched a new food safety series consisting of 10 safety training courses that present an up-to-date look at the...

Americas: Thermo Scientific unveils Xpert C600 x-ray system for large food packages

The Thermo Scientific Xpert C600 X-ray system has a 50% larger aperture and wider X-ray beam than that found on the previously-launched Thermo Scientific...

World: Safety testing shifts to 3rd party contract testing laboratories

According to a new market report from Strategic Consulting, Inc. (SCI), food companies around the world increasingly rely on third party contract testing laboratories...

Europe: TUV SUD set to report €2B in revenue, hires 1,200 staff in 2013

TUV SUD has employed 20,000 staff worldwide at the end of 2013, including 1,200 new hires. "Since 2005, we have created at least 1,000 new...

Europe: Roquette receives favorable opinion from EFSA

Roquette has received a favorable opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concerning a 13.5 health claim, which relates to the company’s NUTRIOSE...

Europe: COT publishes position paper on aspartame study

UK-based Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer products and the Environment (COT) has peered reviewed a double blind randomized crossover study of...

Americas: Neogen introduces NeoFilm for simple microbial tests

Neogen Corporation has introduced a "clearly better" test system for microbial counts. The new NeoFilm microbial tests require the inoculation of a fabric sample pad...

World: RNCO’s study finds global food testing industry to grow

International trade has complicated the food production system and lengthened the food supply chain, resulting to the need for more insight into the safety...

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