Playing with Food - Testing Companies and Reference Labs Upgrade Diagnostics to Meet Demand

Playing with Food - Testing Companies and Reference Labs Upgrade Diagnostics to Meet Demand

“Oh my, what’s in this?” is often a complimentary inquiry after sampling from one’s plate, but has become a loaded - and lucrative - question further up the supply chain. Industry food safety testing is not only intensifying - with the implementation of new regulation in North America and abroad - but also growing more complex in response to compounding threats to food safety and brand stability. Labs are racing to improve their advanced testing capabilities and address consumer concerns relatin...


FSMA Snags Unlikely to Impair Food Safety Diagnostics Market Growth

FSMA Snags Unlikely to Impair Food Safety Diagnostics Market Growth

The rollout of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the United States remains plagued by significant legislator and stakeholder opposition and the latter’s inability to submit comments to regulators. Small farms and minor food producers are critical of their requirement under the law to implement more extensive procedural safeguards and routine testing. Already delayed, complete implementation of the FSMA must await the conclusion of extended comment periods (recently closed in late Novem...