Asia Pacific: Novasep launches Chinese website

Novasep has launched its new website in Chinese to better serve clients and partners in China. The company says the ongoing growth of life sciences industries in China and Asia stretches local demand for domestic production and innovation capabilities. It has seen continued growth in demand in East Asia for its design and supply of purification technologies and integrated processes in...

Americas: Infor enhances M3 to deliver high frequency planning for fresh food

Infor said it plans to deliver a range of enhancements to Infor M3, including the development of Infor M3 Fresh Food Planner (FFP) - a new application for companies that produce ultra-fresh food with shelf-life counted in days rather than weeks and months. Infor M3 FFP is designed to deliver a new way of planning fresh food production. The new concept...

Americas: Mettler Toledo releases white paper on vision inspection for food safety, compliance

New inspection and compliance mandates under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act have reformed US food safety laws by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. These new laws require food manufacturers to take measures to prevent food-borne illness, which affects about 48 million people (one in six Americans) annually. Vision inspection systems...

Americas: Mettler Toledo introduces hot stage systems to control temperature, measure heat flow

Mettler Toledo has launched HS82 and HS84 hot stage systems that are designed to offer easy to understand and simple to operate solutions for temperature control or heat flow measurement under a microscope. Their dual heater furnace design is said to guarantee outstanding temperature uniformity in the sample. The new controller offers a One Click operation and flexibility – method programing...

World: Intertek holds Food Safety Symposium in South Africa

Intertek launched a series of training sessions in South Africa to promote food safety in November 2013. The training sessions were held in Johannesburg (November 21-22, 2013)and Cape Town (November 25-26, 2013). The sessions focused on the globally recognized Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) scheme and highlighted how businesses could implement and benefit from it. "With significant improvements, South Africa has...

Americas: Thermo Fisher Scientific method determines organic acids in fruit juice and wine

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a precise method to determine organic acids in fruit juice and wine samples, which is detailed in an application note available on its website. Its application note 1068 entitled Determination of Organic Acids in Fruit Juices and Wines by High-Pressure IC demonstrates the separation of 30 anions on a high-resolution anion-exchange column designed to resolve...

Americas: Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils kit to facilitate isohumulone analysis in beer matrix

The Thermo Scientific Isohumulones in Beer Application Kit is designed as an ultra high-performance liquid chromatographs (UHPLC)-based solution to quantitate isohumulones, an important component of beer’s composition. Isohumulones form approximately 80% of the typical bitternesss in beer and are crucial for good taste and aroma. They also affect the stability of the foam and have an antimicrobial effect. The kit is designed...

Americas: Cognex unveils software for enhanced security, seamless integration in vision systems

Cognex Corporation has launched Cognex Directory Server (CDS) software version 1.0 for use with its In-Sight vision systems. The CDS centralizes authorization and authentication control for all users, network-wide, as part of the overall enterprise information security architecture. With the addition of CDS, Cognex offers the most complete software suite available for managing the security of machine vision systems. “Network security is...

Europe: FSAI advises against any further folic acid food fortification

At the International Conference on Homocysteine at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a representative from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said there would be no additional benefits for mandatory folic acid fortification of bread in Ireland. The FSAI who co-hosted with TCD, a special session on the issues and controversies involved in folic acid food fortification stated its blood...

Americas: Canadian approval of GE salmon egg production draws sharp criticism

The Center for Food Safety has denounced the Canadian government’s decision to approve commercial production of genetically engineered (GE) salmon eggs on Prince Edward’s Island (PEI). In a dubiously complicated production scheme, the company responsible for the GE salmon plans to produce the eggs on PEI, ship them to be raised in a small facility in Panama, and then ultimately...