Waters and Fera focus on food safety

June 15, 2012

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-06-15-2012, Volume 0, Issue 0

Waters (Milford, Massachusetts, USA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) (York, UK) have announced that they will open a new laboratory-based training facility which will combine their respective regulatory, scientific and industry expertise to help solve the global food safety challenge.

Waters (Milford, Massachusetts, USA) and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) (York, UK) have announced that they will open a new laboratory-based training facility which will combine their respective regulatory, scientific and industry expertise to help solve the global food safety challenge.

The Fera International Food Safety Training Laboratory (Fera IFSTL) will teach the best available techniques for testing for food contamination and educating on the different food safety regulatory standards around the world. This will assist testing organizations to detect contaminated food and increase compliance with food regulations. The training facility, based near York, will primarily train those concerned with exporting foods to Europe.

As part of the collaboration with Fera, Waters will help establish the laboratory’s construction, provide analytical systems and assist Fera in designing training programmes.

Adrian Belton Fera, chief executive, said, “This is an excellent collaborative opportunity which will lead to real benefits throughout Europe and beyond. Fera’s food science experts are internationally recognized and now they will be able to pass on that expertise through this new purpose built training centre.”

Art Caputo, executive vice president, Waters Corporation, said “We are very pleased to partner with Fera in establishing this lab near York. We believe that this collaboration will lead to better science and technology, and this in turn will help us raise the bar on food safety. We know the scale of this challenge requires us to address it globally, which is why we are excited to expand the IFSTL network.”

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