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Europe: Lawmakers urged to make nutrition commitments

Lawmakers from around the world meeting in Rome, Italy, should to play their part in transforming into positive results the commitments to provide healthier...

Europe: Synbiosis introduces automated colony counter to identify pathogens

Automated microbiological systems provider Synbiosis has introduced a software module for the ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter, a commercial automatic microbial identification and counter...

Asia Pacific: Devondale Murray Goulburn upbeat about dairy export to China with FTA

Australia’s dairy foods company Devondale Murray Goulburn (MG) has joined the Australian Dairy Industry Council in welcoming the announcement of the Australia-China Free Trade...

Europe: FSA advises children against drinking raw milk

In the light of three separate incidents involving six cases of E.coli O157, including five cases in children, potentially linked to the consumption of...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ calls for comments on gluten free claims on alcohol products

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a proposal aimed at ensuring gluten free claims can continue to be made...

Europe: FAO food price index shows signs of stabilization after summer drop

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' (FAO's) monthly food price index was stable in October 2014, as sugar and vegetable oil...

World: Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires food testing laboratory in Turkey

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation acquires Kalite Sistem Laboratories Group (KSL), a food testing laboratory in Turkey. With this acquisition, Mérieux NutriSciences expands their scientific services in...

Americas: NSF International releases standard to test for safe drinking water at home

NSF International has developed a standard that tests the ability of home water treatment devices to reduce certain emerging contaminants in drinking water. The standard,...

Europe: German company, hospital to develop human-milk-oligosaccharides to prevent Norovirus

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany will support the development of human-milk-oligosaccharides by Jennewein Biotechnologie for the prevention of Norovirus within...

Asia Pacific: AB Sciex wins award for product innovation from market research firm

AB Sciex has received the 2014 Asia Pacific Mass Spectrometry New Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan, which the latter tracks more than...
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