Weekly News Scan – December 20th, 2021

Industry News

3M Combines Food Safety Business with Neogen, Creates $9.3 Billion Company

Food Safety Tech reported on December 14, 2021, the merging of 3M’s food safety business with Neogen.

“This combination will enhance Neogen’s position in this new era of food security, equipping us with an expanded product line that enables us to capitalize on our growing footprint, reaching more customers, more often, while continuing our track record of strong and consistent growth,” said John Adent, president and CEO of Neogen.

There’s no Alternative to Food Safety

Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine and Darin Detwiler share that alternatives are not always the answer.

“How much they prioritize and invest in food safety will always be paramount in building and maintaining consumer trust”, said Darin Detwiler Associate Professor, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University.

Food & Beverage Recalls

Nature’s Own – Dream Pops Bites (May Contain Undeclared Milk)

  • Fresh Express – Multiple Fresh Salad Products (Possible Listeria monocytogenes)
  • HAIFA Smoked Fish – Turbot Cold Smoked (Possible Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Dream Pops – Dream Pops Bites (May Contain Undeclared Milk)

Industry Events

Food Safety Summit

Registration is now open for the 2022 Food Safety Summit, May 9-12 in Rosemont, IL.

Learn from subject matter experts and network with your peers at this year’s in-person event!

FDA Virtual Summit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hosted the virtual event, New Era of Smarter Food Safety Summit on E-Commerce in late October.

With the rise in online food ordering, the FDA plans to use the information gathered during the summit to understand what steps are needed to improve food safety measures in e-commerce moving forward.


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