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FOSS and Mérieux NutriSciences sign Strategic partnership agreement to improve food safety

4. Jul, 2016
On Tuesday June 21st, FOSS entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences, a global leader in analytical and consulting services. The partnership will help the two companies to team up in tackling the growing issue of food safety.

Drawing on respective areas of expertise, the strategic partnership lays the ground for both improved analytical services and the development of new analytical solutions that can target challenges faced by the food industry today.

One example is collaboration on ensuring food authenticity and integrity, with joint work around the detection and identification of adulteration agents. Another is the development of integrated analytical solutions that make it easier for food industry professionals to exploit the power of routine testing in their food safety management strategies. From the instrument set up to the regular maintenance and update of instruments, FOSS and Mérieux NutriSciences aim to provide an end-to-end service to their customers.

“Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to R&D and method development which matches the FOSS DNA very well” said FOSS CEO Kim Vejlby Hansen. “Moreover, this partnership can become a key factor in developing our Food Safety offering in the coming years. We have a lot of exciting and groundbreaking innovations in the pipeline.”

Philippe Sans, President and CEO of Mérieux NutriSciences said: “Sharing a common goal, teams at Mérieux NutriSciences and FOSS are now working in close cooperation and the result will be an extended range of increasingly powerful analytical tools and services available to the global food industry.”


About FOSS: FOSS is the world's leading provider of analytical instruments for the global food and agricultural sector, primarily in milk, grain, feed, meat and wine. FOSS is 100% family owned with headquarters in Denmark. It has more than 1400 employees working in development and manufacturing sites in Denmark and China and 28 sales and service companies worldwide.

About Mérieux NutriSciences
: As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to protecting consumers’ health throughout the world, by delivering a wide range of testing and consulting services to the food & nutrition, agrochemicals, pharma and cosmetics industries. 

Press contacts:

FOSS: Richard Mills, rim@foss.dk, +45 27616930

Mérieux NutriSciences: Valérie Leylde, valerie.leylde@mxns.com - +33 (0)4 72 38 15 38