News in brief

Mérieux NutriSciences expects to expand capabilities in new lab

Back (L-R): Marle Braun, Walter Brandl, Jason Wong, Jessie Trierweiler, Catrin Hall, Megan Irvine, Greg Forster, Randy Fleener. Front (L-R): Cathy Shevchuk, Jim Miller

Mérieux NutriSciences has moved one of its Canadian food testing labs to a new, 24,000 square foot facility.

The firm said the lab layout in Burnaby, British Columbia supports a more efficient sample flow and provides room to expand chemistry capabilities.

It is one of four the firm has in Canada and one of twenty-one in North America.

The site caters to the dietary supplement, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables and processed food industries.

However, the company expects to expand capabilities to reach more customers by late fall.

The move enhances microbiological testing capabilities in the Vancouver area, including the upper northwest region of the US.

Microbiological enhancements include tests such as E. coli O157 and additional rapid methods for detecting Salmonella and Listeria in raw and processed products.

Jim Miller, Mérieux NutriSciences president for North America, said the lab will give it the ability to enhance analytical testing, especially for microbiology.

“To understand our customers’ needs is to understand where the industry is headed. The feedback we were getting from our customers had a lot of influence on our decision for this move.”

Present in 21 countries, Mérieux NutriSciences employs 6,500 people working in close to 100 labs.

Related News

Picture: Mérieux NutriSciences

Mérieux NutriSciences inaugurates raw milk testing lab

Picture: iStock

Mérieux Foundation oversees construction of Laos food safety lab

Mérieux NutriSciences did not reveal the price of the deal. Picture: iStock

Mérieux NutriSciences strengthens French footprint

Picture: Mérieux NutriSciences

Mérieux NutriSciences hits 21 countries with acquisition in Chile

Mérieux NutriSciences did not disclose the price of the deal

Mérieux NutriSciences buys Lactolab to expand dairy testing market share

Picture: Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Mérieux NutriSciences relocates food testing lab

Related Products

See more related products

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.