Tentamus Group makes new acquisition to broaden expansion in Southeast Asia

GERMANY – International group of laboratories Tentamus Group has joined forces with Warrantek a reputable service provider in the fields of food safety, analytical testing, and consultancy to encourage collaborative development in Southeast Asia. “With Tentamus Group, we have now found the perfect partner to further progress our ambition. We are very happy about the partnership we have formed together…

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Bayer closes deal with Ginkgo Bioworks to augment Agricultural Biologicals capabilities

GERMANY – Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks have completed the previously disclosed partnership, launching a multi-year strategic alliance to advance the study and creation of biological products for use in agriculture. The deal involves the sale of Bayer’s internal discovery and lead optimization platform as well as its West Sacramento Biologics Research & Development facility. The Biologics company, which is a…

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Quality Service International names Thomas Janssen as new Managing Director

GERMANY – Quality Service International GmbH (QSI), a leader in the field of quality control as a food, honey and trade laboratory has brought on board Thomas Janssen as its new Managing Director. Thomas Janssen, who was born in Oldenburg in 1970 and studied economics, is notable for his extensive background in the laboratory and life science fields. In the…

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Bilacon, QSI working on verifying authenticity of instant coffee

GERMANY – Laboratory service providers bilacon and QSI are establishing a new method to verify the authenticity of instant coffee, which has been subject to economically motivated adulteration. Soluble coffee, or instant coffee, is dried coffee extract in powder form that is infused with hot water. According to Directive 1999/4/EC, the extract may only be obtained from roasted coffee beans…

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Plot twist as Germany exonerates Kenyan coffee previously flagged in Japan

KENYA – A new twist has emerged after tests conducted in Germany on a Kenyan batch of coffee that had recently raised eyebrows in Japan over excess chemical residues, turned out to be negative. Theophilus Mutui, the Managing Director, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), said Kenya had also analyzed the samples and gotten negative results, bringing to question the…

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Elea showcases benefits of synergizing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, Radiant Energy Vacuum Dehydration

GERMANY – EnWave Corporation, a global leader in the innovation and application of vacuum microwave dehydration, has partnered with Elea, the global leader in Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, to host a showcase event on the synergizing of PEF and Radiant Energy Vacuum Dehydration (REV) for faster, higher quality, low energy drying for food applications. REV is a fast, low-temperature…

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GEA launches new line of valves that enhance food hygiene

GERMANY – GEA Group, one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food and beverage industry, is launching a key element for process safety in the food, beverage and dairy industries, the mixproof double-seat valve Type MX from the GEA VARIVENT family. With advanced process components such as the new “MX” valve generation, GEA supports companies that aspire to…

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Bayer set to develop post-emergence row crop herbicide, launch new corn variety

GERMANY – Bayer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, is developing a postemergence row crop herbicide with a new mode of action slated for commercialization by the end of the decade while also planning to launch a new corn variety. A row crop is a crop that can be planted in rows wide enough to allow it…

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Nutritious Chuta may soon enter European market following EFSA’s evaluation

GERMANY – JatroSolutions, a breeding company based in Germany, has received a positive opinion regarding the nutritional composition of the Chuta nut it produces following an analysis by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Based as a department of the College of Hohenheim, after researching the nut and its potential uses, JatroSolutions has been focused on bringing the Chuta nut…

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Shock as Nestle reports bogus coffee in German markets

GERMANY – Nestlé Deutschland, the German subsidiary company of the food multinational company Nestlé, has reported the presence of a counterfeit version of Nestlé branded coffee which may contain foreign objects, in German markets. The company informed that the soluble coffee was packaged in a glass jar to imitate an old version of Nescafé Gold. There are also concerns it…

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