Seward highlights new food microbiology sample preparation products at IAFP 2017

Stomacher 400 EVOWorthing, United Kingdom – 15 June 2017 – At the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, IAFP 2017 (Tampa, USA, 9-12th July), Seward will be showcasing both its new and established sample preparation products for microbiological analysis on Booth #541. Seward’s recently launched Stomacher® 400 EVO laboratory blender is expected to generate significant interest, together with its products for large volume food sample preparation and FDA BAM* methods – these include the Stomacher® 4500 BAM. Seward will also highlight its Insterprep range of sterile pre-weighed media.

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Seward Stomacher enables clean and odour free sample preparation for faecal transplants

 

4th April 2016 – Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces that the Stomacher® has been used in the preparation of faecal samples for a variety of analyses, in addition to microbiology, in the medical and bioresearch fields. A notable new application is the use of Seward’s products in the emerging field of faecal flora transplants.   Continue reading

Seward invited to speak at India Food Safety Summit, 2015

 India’s largest employment sector focuses on enhancing consumer safety

 

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces that its Technical Director, Stuart Ray, has recently presented as an invited speaker at a prestigious food safety conference. The 10th National Food Safety and Quality Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi, focused on ‘Integrating Global Perspectives on Food Safety and Quality for Enhanced Consumer Safety’.

Stuart Ray, Technical Director, Seward, presents at 10th National India Food Safety & Quality Summit

Stuart Ray, Technical Director, Seward, presents at 10th National India Food Safety & Quality Summit

This flagship summit is the 10th since India introduced its Food Safety & Standards Act in 2006, its importance is notable since the Food & Beverage industry has now become the largest employment sector in India, having overtaken Textiles. As experts in sample preparation, Seward was invited to present alongside speakers from the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Food Processing, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as well as other leading representatives from the food manufacturing, safety and quality industry. Continue reading

Seward introduces Stomacher® 4500 to Indian audience at India Lab Expo 2015

 

Stomacher 4500 BAMWorthing, UK – 8th October 2015 – Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces that it is exhibiting at India Lab Expo 2015 in Hyderabad, 8th to 10th October. On Stand C67, Seward will highlight the newest addition to its range of Stomacher blenders, the heavy duty Stomacher 4500. This large volume blender complements the Stomacher 400 Circulator laboratory paddle blender – the work horse of many food testing laboratories worldwide, preparing for analysis over 8 million food samples per day. Continue reading

Seward to introduce new food safety sample preparation products at IAFP 2015

IAFP 2015 logo

Worthing, UK – 13th July 2015 – Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, will be highlighting new introductions for food safety sample preparation at IAFP 2015 on Booth Number 523. As one of the leading global food safety conferences, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, in Portland (Oregon, USA), 25-28th July, will provide an ideal learning and networking platform for thousands of food safety professionals. Continue reading

New Stomacher® 4500 BAM for 375g composite samples

Stomacher® 4500 BAM – the perfect tool for extraction from 375g composite samples

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® laboratory paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the launch of the Stomacher® 4500 BAM. This robust new laboratory blender is specifically designed for large volume food testing procedures, such as the FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM), where 375g composite samples are required for the microbiological analyses of food [1].

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Seward Stomacher® used for large scale Campylobacter study

UK Food Standards Agency report demonstrates risk of Campylobacter contamination in all chilled chickens at retail sale

 

Stomacher 400 Circulator

Stomacher 400 Circulator

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the use of its Stomacher® technology for the preparation of samples for a UK-wide Campylobacter study.  Foodborne Campylobacter makes over 280,000 people ill each year in the UK alone and is one the main bacterial causes of food poisoning globally.

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Seward appoints Dan Crothers as Managing Director

Dan Crothers

Dan Crothers, Managing Director, Seward Ltd

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Crothers as Managing Director to direct strategy and implement a series of new developments within the Company.

Dan, who has worked with Seward since 2008, assumes the new role after success in previous positions, including managing Seward’s Singapore operations and latterly as General Manager of Seward in the UK. As Managing Director, he will oversee the plans for further growth of Seward’s business globally, including expansion into new markets such as India, and the launch of a number of new products. 2014 saw strong growth for Seward with a 15% increase in revenue in both Europe and North America.

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Seward Stomacher® used for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity

 

Sponge swab and Stomacher technique proved to be highly effective sampling combination for assessing large surface areas

 

Stomacher 400 Circulator

Stomacher 400 Circulator

Seward Ltd., manufacturers of the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses, have highlighted the highly effective use of its Stomacher technology in combination with sponge swabs for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity applications. Continue reading

Seward Stomacher® Laboratory Blender Products on Show at IAFP 2013

Gary Ross, new CEO of Seward Laboratory Systems Inc.

Demonstrating sample preparation equipment for microbiological analysis

 

Seward Laboratory Systems Inc, manufacturer of the Stomacher® laboratory paddle blender range, will be exhibiting at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP 2013) Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina (28th-31st July). On Booth #1021 Seward will be highlighting its full range of Stomacher sample preparation equipment and bags for microbiological analysis in food safety and quality testing.

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