Food safety solutions supplier Neogen acquires Irish analytical solutions supplier Megazyme

US — Michigan-based international food safety company NEOGEN Corporation has acquired Ireland-based Megazyme, Ltd. — a major supplier of analytical solutions used by quality control laboratories in the global food and beverage industries. Founded in 1988, Megazyme has been developing and refining analytical methods used to measure the carbohydrates and enzymes in grain and cereal products that affect quality. The company later expanded its scope to cover the wine, dairy and food industries, and has overtime gained worldwide acclaim for its genuinely innovative methodologies and exceptional component purity. With the…

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Neogen Corporation names Jim Borel as new chairman, Herbert steps down

USA – Neogen Corporation has appointed Jim Borel as the company’s new Chairman to succeed James Herbert, who has resigned from the position. Herbert, who is a founder of the American food safety and diagnostic test kits provider and served as the company’s CEO from its founding in 1982 until July 2017, will continue to serve on Neogen’s Board of Directors until his term expires in October 2020. He has also served on Neogen’s Board since its inception, and had served as its chairman since 2006. “I am proud of…

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Neogen acquires Chilean food and animal safety company Magiar Chilena

USA – Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of Chile-based distributor of food, animal, and plant diagnostics products, Magiar Chilena. The American food safety test kits supplier said that it will incorporate the Magiar assets into its wholly owned subsidiary, Neogen Chile SpA, for continued operations in Chile. Combined with Neogen’s January acquisition of similar businesses in Argentina and Uruguay, the company said that the acquisition in Chile completes its physical presence in the important agricultural Southern Cone region of South America. According to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Chile…

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Neogen acquires food safety assets of Australia-based Cell BioSciences

USA – Neogen Corporation, an America food safety test kits supplier has acquired the food safety assets of Australia-based Cell BioSciences, a major supplier of food safety and industrial microbiology products. With this asset acquisition, Neogen will now have a direct sales presence across Australasia for its entire portfolio, including food safety, animal safety and animal genomics. The Michigan-headquartered company founded Neogen Australasia when it acquired The University of Queensland-Animal Genetics Laboratory in September 2017 and subsequently added animal safety and life science products to its offerings. Neogen noted that…

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Neogen partners with Ripe Technology to bring blockchain to food safety

USA – Neogen Corporation has entered into a partnership with food industry blockchain pioneer Ripe Technology to adapt innovative blockchain technology for use with Neogen’s food safety diagnostics and animal genomics. The partnership will explore the use of blockchain technology in the food and livestock industries to create the history of products and animals along the entire production cycles. The food safety test kits supplier said that the new collaboration will be initially separate from its recently announced Neogen Analytics platform. Neogen Analytics is an innovative platform that enables users…

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Neogen Corporation acquires Italian food safety company Diessechem

USA – Neogen Corporation has acquired Diessechem S.R.L., an Italy-based distributor of food and feed safety diagnostics, for an undisclosed amount. Diessechem is a supplier of food safety diagnostics to public authorities for food safety, food industries, grain companies, feed mills, and many private laboratories operating in food and environmental test and measurement market across Italy. Diessechem’s operations will remain in Milan but will be managed through Neogen’s European operations. As part of to the terms the acquisition, key Diessechem employees will be joining Neogen, ensuring a smooth transition and…

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Food safety solutions supplier Neogen launches first rapid test for ergot alkaloids

UK – Multinational food safety test kits supplier, Neogen Corporation has developed a quick and simple lateral flow test for ergot alkaloids – natural toxins produced by a fungus that commonly infects rye and wheat. According to the company, the new Reveal Q+ MAX for Ergot Alkaloids delivers precise quantitative results in the range of 50 to 5,000 parts per billion (ppb) in only 8 minutes after extraction. This new test is the first for ergot alkaloids in the simple rapid lateral flow format, and is compatible for use with…

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Neogen unveils portable version of its mycotoxin testing solution Raptor® Solo

SCOTLAND – American-based food safety and biotechnology company, Neogen has introduced a portable version of its innovative Raptor® Integrated Analysis Platform, allowing customers to carry out mycotoxin testing in the laboratory or anywhere they choose. The battery-operated portable version features a lateral flow test strip reader with built-in incubation that provides an easy way to objectively analyse and store flow test results. Called Raptor® Solo, the new device can control the timing, temperature and reading of the test strips, allowing testers to simply add sample and walk away. They are…

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Neogen’s one-hour listeria test kit Listeria Right Now receives AOAC approval

USA – Neogen’s environmental pathogen detection system, Listeria Right Now has received official approval from AOAC, an internationally recognized scientific association. It is a complete system for taking environmental Listeria tests with molecular-level accuracy that requires no enrichment, so there’s no need for processors to grow bacteria cultures on-site. Validated by AOAC and NSF International, the technology allows food production and processing facilities to seek and eliminate Listeria more quickly, which can reduce the risk of cross-contamination of food products, keeping consumers safe. The system provides results in under one…

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Neogen wins 2018 CFIA innovation trophy with its Listeria detection system

SCOTLAND – Neogen Corporation, which develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety, with its revolutionary Listeria Right Now environmental pathogen detection system has won the 2018 CFIA innovation trophy in the food industry technology. The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food industry supplier fair held in France that showcases the latest developments in food industry technology. Neogen’s innovative Listeria Right Now test system detects Listeria in environmental samples in less than 60 minutes, without the need for enrichment. “It’s an honor to…

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