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Americas: Neogen launches NeoSeek Salmonella serotyping service

Neogen launches its NeoSeek pathogen DNA identification method for Salmonella that can provide genomic-based serotypes (such as Salmonella enterica Enteritidis and Salmonella enterica Heidelberg)...

Americas: NSF International expands reach into EMEA

NSF International is acquiring Euro Consultants Group (ECG), a food safety and quality service company based in Wavre, Belgium. ECG serves the markets in Europe,...

Americas: Tool detects bacteria in water or a food sample

Food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for detecting bacteria in water or a food...

Americas: Count plates get AFNOR certification

3M Food Safety says its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF Validation. The plates had previously received validation through...

Americas: Perstorp’s plasticizer for food contact use

Perstorp has obtained opinion from an international law firm with food contact legislation knowledge that its Pevalen non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in...

Europe: DNA shows food labeling accuracy

Mapping a food’s DNA could in the future be used as a tool to check that the product contains the ingredients stated on the...

Asia Pacific: Cornell receives US$4.8M to develop GE eggplant in region

To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered (GE) eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has...

Europe: Fresh applications from food waste

A third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted in the supply chain, says the FAO (United Nations). With food companies and...

Americas: US association’s guide for restaurants on cyber security

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) in the US has released a guide entitled Cybersecurity 101: A Toolkit for Restaurant Operators on the basics of...

Americas: Carrier Transicold reports brisk sales for CO2 container refrigerant systems

Carrier Transicold, which last year celebrated production of its one millionth container refrigeration system, reports that total global sales of its PrimeLINE unit, introduced...
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