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Chinese symposium highlights need for food safety controls

The Danish-Chinese Business Forum held a special symposium event on “Safer food, better life” at Expo 2010 Shanghai, on 28th August.

Nils Foss, Chairman of Danish-Chinese Business Forum and Founder of FOSS A/S gave the opening speech followed by presentations including, ‘Dairy Production in Practice’ by Mr Niels Ulrich Pedersen, Managing Director, Arla Foods China and ‘Better Control Methods’ by Doctor Henrik Wegener, Director of DTU Food, National Food Institute.

The role of FOSS dedicated analytical solutions in helping to secure safer food was outlined by Mr Cao Yong General Manager, FOSS China in a presentation entitled ‘Control Systems and Early Warning Mechanisms in Dairy Production’.

Recognition for head of FOSS China

Mr Cao Yong also received a prestigious award at the event - His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark’s honorary medal, awarded for significant contribution to the promotion and marketing of Danish products and services abroad.

Cao Yong has built a very active and dynamic team of 45 employees at the FOSS China office, all of whom have insight into the Chinese food industry and the application of analytical solutions according to individual customer needs. He said: “The honorary medal is awarded to me individually and also is awarded to all the competent and qualified team member of FOSS China as well. As every single achievement during the past five years is the result of the effort made by each of our qualified staff of FOSS China.”

More information about FOSS control methods

A webinar on the problem of fraudulent addition of non-authentic material and available analytical methods will be held by FOSS on the 30th September. The webinar is free of charge and will assess the performance of traditional methods such as Kjeldahl and Dumas and explore the alternatives. More information and a registration form can be found at:

FOSS Webinars 

FOSS provides software functionality that helps to spot adulterated raw milk. The software allows MilkoScan™ analysers based on Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology to be programmed to give a warning of possible abnormalities in raw milk samples. More information here.

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