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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...

Asia: Chinese Taipei donates $80,000 to food safety, animal and plant health standards

Chinese Taipei has donated $80,000 to the Swiss-based Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in 2013 to help developing countries establish and implement sanitary...
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