PerkinElmer debuts IndiScope for faster, precise milk analysis

U.S – PerkinElmer, Inc., an American global corporation focused in the business areas of diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing, has launched the IndiScope raw milk analysis solution designed to help milk collection points perform fast and accurate testing to determine fair market value and help ensure a safe raw milk supply chain for consumers. Based on…

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ETQ upgrades its Cloud-Based QMS extending usability

U.S – ETQ, a Quality Management System (QMS) provider, has announced that it has introduced additional features and capabilities to its recently launched cloud-native QMS, Reliance NXG. Already in use by enterprise and mid-market customers across a wide variety of industry verticals, ETQ has outlined a Reliance NXG roadmap of new features and functionality that will be rolled out through…

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South African scientists call for increased GMO adoption in continent

SOUTH AFRICA – South African scientists are urging governments across the continent to take concrete actions to enhance the acceptability and adoption of genetically modified organisms (GMO) — a move they say could unlock the region’s vast food potential. The scientists issued their call based on research they conducted in Africa and published in the journal Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering…

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Milestone in frozen food industry as researchers develop new freezing method

U.S – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of California-Berkeley scientists have worked together to develop a new food freezing method that could result in safer and better-quality frozen foods while saving energy and reducing carbon emissions. The Agricultural Research Service is the USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to…

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Bia Analytical expands range of authenticity tests to encompass white pepper

UK – Bia Analytical, a leading UK food authentication testing lab, will now test for adulteration within white pepper alongside the other nine herbs it currently analyses, after several prominent cases of food fraud including sage and oregano. White Pepper, in like manner to Black Pepper, is made from the berries of the pepper plant, originating in India and cultivated…

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Jollibee Foods employs SmartSense’ digital task management tools to ascertain food safety & quality

U.S – Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), North America has augmented its commitment to the highest standard of quality as it rapidly expands its footprint with digital Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and temperature monitoring solutions from SmartSense by Digi, part of Digi International – a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions. JFC is a dominant…

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Endress+Hauser, Hahn-Schickard create joint venture to develop technology for fast molecular analyses

GERMANY- Endress+Hauser, a swiss-based laboratory and automation equipment supplier, have formed an alliance with Hahn-Schickard, a well-known research and development (R&D) provider in microsystem technology, to establish a facility aimed at enabling rapid, on-site molecular analyses for the detection of bacterial or viral contamination in water and beverages, genetic modifications in food or contaminated milk so as to heighten food…

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Bruker upgrades NMR Honey-Profiling Module to strengthen honey adulteration detection

U.S – Bruker, world leader in magnetic resonance, has launched the latest version of its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Honey-Profiling module for the advanced detection of the dynamic modes of honey adulteration.  The new module expands the growing database to 28,000 reference honey samples, covering over 50 countries, 100 monofloral varieties and many polyfloral varieties. It allows honey producers and…

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UK academics call for pooling of data to digitally transform food systems

UK – Scholars have called for the establishment of a pilot food standards trust framework to test the power of data trust frameworks designed to address food standards compliance issues. In an article co-written for Nature magazine with academics from a number of UK universities, Andrew McMillan of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law, highlighted the potential for a…

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Scientists come up with National Genomic Atlas to aid in Listeria tracking

U.S – Cornell University food scientists have created a new genomic and geological mapping tool that may soon prove Listeria monocytogenes, one of the most noxious foodborne pathogens, easier to track down in food recalls and other investigations. The national atlas will inform scientists on the residence of listeria and other related species within the contiguous United States, which could…

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