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Eurofins snaps up four companies in early 2018 splurge

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:05
Eurofins has acquired four companies in the first few weeks of this year.

Frozen coconut linked to Salmonella outbreak with 26 ill

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 09:53
US officials are investigating a Salmonella outbreak that began in May and has sickened 25 people in nine states linked to frozen shredded coconut.

Tentamus Group expands in Italy

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 08:55
The Tentamus Group has acquired a specialised laboratory for the food and agricultural market in Sicily (Siracusa, Italy).

EU Commission swoops on RISI’s kraft paper sector for anticompetitive practices

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 14:11
The European Commission carried out an unannounced inspection at RISI, Brussels, on Monday (January 15) for anticompetitive practices.

More than 200 ill and one dead in Hepatitis E outbreak

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 13:42
More than 200 cases of Hepatitis E and at least one death have been reported in Namibia since October last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Majority of labs pass mycotoxin proficiency tests

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:58
Two proficiency tests (PT) were organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for mycotoxins on ergot alkaloids (EAs) in rye and deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat.

FQN looks at firms to watch in 2018

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 11:15
FoodQualityNews has compiled a list of articles with 12 companies that first appeared in our editorial coverage last year.

Altmann Analytik to launch storage systems at Analytica

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 08:00
Altmann Analytik GmbH & Co. KG will launch a series of storage systems at Analytica April 10-13, 2018.

WHO: South Africa dealing with ‘largest ever’ Listeria outbreak

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 08:57
South Africa is dealing with the largest ever Listeria outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

USDA proposes modernizing food safety in egg plants

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 11:02
The US Department of Agricultureâs Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is proposing to modernize food safety inspection systems at egg products plants.

Invisible Sentinel launches RT PCR assay for brewing quality

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 09:28
Invisible Sentinel has launched a real-time PCR platform and assay to detect Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.

HRL and MilkTestNZ to provide testing to NZ dairy industry

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 08:56
HRL Holdings Limited (HRL) has entered into an agreement with MilkTestNZ to provide analytical testing services to the New Zealand dairy industry.

STEC O157 outbreak sickens 66 and kills two in US and Canada

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:57
Canadian authorities have declared a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC) outbreak over while US officials are continuing to investigate.

Supermarkets sold Lactalis infant formula despite recall due to Salmonella

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:50
A number of French supermarkets have admitted selling Lactalis infant milk formula that was subject to a recall due to Salmonella.

MEPs back lower limits and not ban of BPA

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:09
A decision by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to lower and not ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging has been called âregrettableâ and a âmissed opportunityâ by health groups.

One in 10 experienced ‘high’ losses due to food fraud – survey

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 12:12
One in 10 experienced high financial losses due to food fraud in 2016, according to a survey.

Loch Duart turns to Oritain to protect salmon

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 08:46
An independent Scottish salmon farm has teamed up with Oritain to tackle food fraud.

Wearwell expands in food sector and joins SOFHT

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 13:43
Wearwell (UK) has joined the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) as a gold member.

Biotage strengthens position in food safety market

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 13:15
Biotage is to acquire the privately held company Horizon Technology Inc. for $18.4m.

Sovereign Foods cleared in South African Listeria outbreak

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 10:52
A Sovereign Foods abattoir has been allowed to resume operations after authorities said Listeria found there did not match the outbreak strain that has caused 727 illnesses and 61 deaths.


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