Provision Analytics raises US $4.75 million for product development

CANADA – Provision Analytics, a startup with a software platform that simplifies food safety audits and analytics, has raised $6 million CAD (USD $4.75 million) for product development and sales expansion. The round which closed in late November was spearheaded by Level 46 Investments, a private special-purpose entity established by the co-founders of TriWest Capital Partners. Other participants were Trailhead Capital, Serra Ventures, Waterpoint Lane, and Voyager, along with other private investors. A representative from Level 46 is set to join Provision’s board of directors. Provision also announced that DNV…

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Lightsense Technology partners with Pure Norwegian Seafood to develop pathogen detection tech

U.S – Lightsense Technology, a pioneer in developing multi-spectroscopic solutions to address critical problems in public health as well as food safety and quality assurance in the food supply chain has partnered with Pure Norwegian Seafood to develop multi-spectral instruments based on Lightsense’s patented Enhanced Photodetection Spectroscopy (EPS) technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in salmon processing. Pure Norwegian Seafood AS is a leader in the aquaculture farming of Atlantic Salmon in Norway. The company has long been a Label-Rouge certified supplier to the French market and has also been…

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ORIVO, Imprint Analytics partner to provide seafood products’ authentication

AUSTRIA/NORWAY – ORIVO and Imprint Analytics, both of which are food testing and authentication companies, have tied up to provide transparency to the sea food market through highly advanced chemical fingerprinting analysis. Imprint Analytics came up with the method that uses multi-isotope fingerprints for product authentication. According to Dr David Psomiadis, Chairman of Imprint), the technical solution created by the Austrian authenticity team is superior than any other available. ”Until now, there has not been a published or validated method to provide a reliable assessment of the origin of omega-3…

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands footprint in dietary supplements industry, acquires Dyad Labs

U.S – Mérieux NutriSciences, a world leader in food safety, quality and sustainability, has announced the acquisition of Dyad Labs, an independent ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited contract laboratory, dedicated to the dietary supplements industry. This acquisition diversifies Mérieux NutriSciences’ service offering and expands its footprint in the US to better serve the dietary supplements industry. Mérieux NutriSciences is part of Institut Mérieux, a French Holding company that imagines and develops new approaches in the fields of diagnostics, immunotherapy, food safety and nutrition. “We are enthusiastic about having the talented team at…

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Neogen Corporation ties up with multinational conglomerate 3M

U.S – Neogen Corporation, an international developer of food safety solutions, has announced a definitive merger with 3M, an American multinational conglomerate corporation, that will see 3M’s food safety business tie up with Neogen. The combination will create an innovative leader in the food safety sector with a comprehensive product range and a strategic focus on the category’s long-term growth opportunities. According to Neogen’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Adent, this combination will enhance Neogen’s position in this new era of food security, equipping them with an expanded product…

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Candan Industries expands food-grade lubricant range to curb food recalls

AUSTRALIA – With recall concerns on the rise amongst manufacturers, Queensland-based company Candan Industries has taken steps to expand their INOX food-grade lubricant range in an effort to greatly reduce the risk of accidental contamination. Candan Industries is one of the biggest Australian manufacturers of lubricants. The Australia and New Zealand Food Statistics board revealed that 55 per cent of product recalls were caused by chemical, foreign-body, or biological contamination, between 2008 and 2017 – resulting in millions of dollars in profit losses to manufacturers. Businesses also risk falling out…

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Diversey launches cloud-based data analytics platform

NETHERLANDS – Diversey, an American provider of cleaning and hygiene products  has launched its clean-in-place (CIP) cloud-based data analytics platform, IntelliCIP, globally. IntelliCIP securely collates and processes food and beverage (F&B) production CIP data for rapid insight into hygiene compliance and operational performance. By analyzing and monitoring selected data points, a production facility can easily access a quick view of CIP processes for any date range, specific unit, CIP circuit, or recipe, to truly understand if the process is in control – then act on results if compliance with defined…

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Safefood launches eLearning tool to provide basic food safety training to new staff

IRELAND – Safefood, a food safety management software company, has launched a new free eLearning tool for small and medium-sized (SMEs) food businesses across Northern Ireland to provide basic food safety training to new staff as they manage a post-pandemic increase in demand. ‘Safefood for business’ is a free online training programme in basic food safety for SME food businesses across food service, catering, retail and manufacturing sectors in Northern Ireland. The interactive training programme covers key areas of food safety training in short, practical and engaging modules using real-life…

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We R Food Safety! promotes Molly Linden to Senior Food Safety and Quality Consultant

U.S – We R Food Safety! (WRFS), the only provider of food safety software supported by a full-time, top-tier industry consulting staff, has announced the promotion of Molly Linden to Senior Food Safety and Quality (FS&Q) Consultant, effective immediately. Linden previously served as a tier 1 Food Safety Consultant where she worked with clients on food safety assessments, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans, deviation reports, food safety system development or regulatory documentation. As a Senior Consultant, Linden will report directly to the Company President and oversee the…

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Golden Macadamia invests in TOMRA’s 5C upgraded nut sorter to enhance product quality

SOUTH AFRICA – Golden Macadamias, largest processor of Macadamia nuts in the world has joined hands with TOMRA to help it attain the highest product quality and large production volumes by leveraging TOMRA’s 5C sorting machine with Biometric Signature Identification technology (BSI+).  Golden Macadamias controls every aspect of production and insists on world-class standards from all of its shareholder farmers. Due to the results shown by the Nimbus BSI+, which detects both color and chemical composition in the same pass, the business decided to continue developing its partnership with TOMRA…

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