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Roka Bioscience Earns AOAC Certification for 18-hour Listeria Sample Enrichment
Roka Bioscience Earns AOAC Certification for 18-hour Listeria Sample Enrichment

Roka Bioscience, Inc. has received the prestigious AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI) for an 18 to 24-hour Listeria spp. enrichment using FoodChek Systems’ ActeroTM ELITE Listeria Enrichment Media (“Actero™ Listeria Media”) for environmental samples.

Roka Bioscience, Inc. Announces Co-Marketing and Supply Agreement with PURE Bioscience
Roka Bioscience, Inc. Announces Co-Marketing and Supply Agreement with PURE Bioscience

Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that it has entered into a 2-year nonexclusive supply agreement with PURE Bioscience to market PURE’s line of antimicrobial disinfecting and sanitizing processing aids to the food industry.

SafetyChain Software Launches New Data Analytics Tool for Operational Excellence
SafetyChain Software Launches New Data Analytics Tool for Operational Excellence

SafetyChain Software has announced the release of SafetyChain Analytics, a powerful tool that transforms food safety and quality records into real-time data intelligence to improve everyday decision making, operational performance, and the bottom line.

AMETEK Acquires MOCON
AMETEK Acquires MOCON

In late June, AMETEK, Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of MOCON, Inc.--a deal worth approximately $182 million.

CERTUS Enters Food Safety Industry with Revolutionary Bio-Contained, In-House Pathogen Detection System
CERTUS Enters Food Safety Industry with Revolutionary Bio-Contained, In-House Pathogen Detection System

This week, CERTUS announced its entry into the food safety industry with the launch of the CERTUS System for rapid pathogen detection and environmental monitoring.

USDA Honors Charm Sciences as Small Business Contractor of the Year
USDA Honors Charm Sciences as Small Business Contractor of the Year

Charm Sciences, Inc., a firm that performs rapid food safety diagnostic testing, has received the 2017 Small Business Contractor of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Health Canada Approves 3M’s Molecular Detection System Assay for Listeria Detection
Health Canada Approves 3M’s Molecular Detection System Assay for Listeria Detection

This week, 3M announced that Health Canada--the agency that is responsible for the country’s national public health--has approved and published the next-generation 3M Molecular Detection System assay for Listeria detection.

Randox Food Diagnostics Earns AOAC Certification for Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit
Randox Food Diagnostics Earns AOAC Certification for Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit

This month, Randox Food Diagnostics announced that the AOAC Research Institute granted AOAC Performance Tested certification to Randox’s Antimicrobial Array I Ultra Kit (License Number 051705).

Ashland Receives U.S. Patent for Innovative Topcoat for Flexible Food Packaging
Ashland Receives U.S. Patent for Innovative Topcoat for Flexible Food Packaging

Ashland has received US patent 9,539,795 for its PureKote™ 23589 dispersion and PureKote™ 21412A cross-linking agent coating system.

Neogen Expands Food Safety Genomic Testing
Neogen Expands Food Safety Genomic Testing

Neogen Corporation has announced the availability of next generation sequencing services for the food industry, which will enable food companies to accurately identify all bacteria in a sample in a single genomic test.

Thermo Scientific Introduces New Mass Spectrometers for Targeted Quantitation Assays
Thermo Scientific Introduces New Mass Spectrometers for Targeted Quantitation Assays

The new Thermo Scientific TSQ Altis Triple Stage Quadrupole mass spectrometer and TSQ Quantis Triple Stage Quadrupole mass spectrometers offer outstanding robustness and sensitivity for demanding targeted quantitation assays.

Neogen Launches New Sesame Allergen Test Kit
Neogen Launches New Sesame Allergen Test Kit

Neogen Corporation has expanded its comprehensive line of food allergen test kits to include a test for sesame that can be used to screen samples at a set level, or provide precise quantitative results.

Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires India’s Bangalore Testing Laboratories
Mérieux NutriSciences Acquires India’s Bangalore Testing Laboratories

In early June, Mérieux NutriSciences announced the full acquisition of Bangalore Testing Laboratories Pvt Ltd., an independent testing laboratory located in Bangalore, Southern India.

VERYX Digital Sorters Remove Foreign Material from Nut, Dried Fruits
VERYX Digital Sorters Remove Foreign Material from Nut, Dried Fruits

Earlier this year, Key Technology introduced VERYX® digital sorters for nuts and dried fruits to the market.

CTC Plastics Introduces Recycled Plastic Pallets
CTC Plastics Introduces Recycled Plastic Pallets

CTC Plastics--a manufacturer of strong, lightweight thermoplastic composite pallets--has announced the expansion of its line of reusable, stackable plastic pallets made from 100 percent recycled plastic.

Hygiena’s BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay Adopted by Health Canada
Hygiena’s BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay Adopted by Health Canada

Health Canada, the country’s national health agency, has included Hygiena’s BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay as a validated method to screen surfaces for Listeria species, a common cause of foodborne illness.

Neogen Now Offers Food Recall Support Services Program
Neogen Now Offers Food Recall Support Services Program

Neogen has developed an innovative Recall Support Services program to better serve the needs of its food industry customers facing a product recall—or preparing for the possibility of a recall.

FoodLogiQ Launches Recall + Response Software for Food Recall Management
FoodLogiQ Launches Recall + Response Software for Food Recall Management

FoodLogiQ, a provider of traceability, food safety and supply chain transparency software solutions, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind solution, Recall + Response, the industry’s first real-time, software as a service solution for recall and stock withdrawal management.

Neogen’s NeoNet Grants Easy Access to Food Facility Sanitation Test Results
Neogen’s NeoNet Grants Easy Access to Food Facility Sanitation Test Results

Neogen Corporation has developed an innovative software system that allows food safety directors immediate access to their facilities’ sanitation test results — no matter where in the world their facilities may be.

Stevie Award for 3M Food Safety’s Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring System
Stevie Award for 3M Food Safety’s Clean-Trace Hygiene Monitoring System

3M Food Safety recently earned the silver Stevie Award at the 15th Annual American Business Awards. The win was in the New Product and Services category and subcategory of Health & Pharmaceuticals Product for the 3M™ Clean-Trace™ Hygiene Monitoring and Management System.

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