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

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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

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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 secures strong environmental credentials through ISO14001 Certification – Maximising recycling and minimising energy usage and environmental impact

Stomacher 400 circulator lab paddle blender homogeniser

 

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has received certification for ISO14001. This internationally recognised certification confirms the Company’s commitment to minimising its environmental impact and continually improving its sustainable development.

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Seward Introduces Additional Sample Handling Alternatives to Pipette Tips

Seward Stomacher Simplettes

 

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories, has expanded its range of Simplette® pipetting straws to fit a wider variety of variable-volume pipette handsets. Providing an accurate and economical sample handling alternative to pipette tips and graduated pipettes, disposable Simplettes are designed specifically to transfer prepared samples from the bottom of a Stomacher® bag without risk of cross contamination.

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Seward Introduces New Stomacher® Bag Options at IAFP 2014

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Seward Ltd manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, will be exhibiting again at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting (IAFP 2014), Indianapolis, 3rd-6th August. On Booth #643 Seward will be highlighting new additions to its extensive range of sterile Stomacher® bags to be used for food sample blending, straining and storage applications in all lab blenders and homogenisers. This includes Seward’s own Stomacher® blenders – at the centre of food testing protocols for over 40 years.

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Seward Ramps Up Stomacher® Bag Manufacturing

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Minimising Delivery Lead Times and Environmental Footprint for ISO 14001

Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, has increased production capacity for Stomacher® blender bags with additional manufacturing in the UK. By locally manufacturing its range of Stomacher® 400 and 3500 mL bags at its UK facility, Seward has now reduced delivery lead times for its European customers and also minimised its environmental footprint.

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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

 

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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

Stomacher® 400 Used to Ensure Poultry is Safe for Consumption

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Research settles potential variance in performance of international broiler carcass sampling methods

Worthing, UK – 16th September 2013 – As the world’s leading laboratory paddle blender for food microbiologists, Seward’s Stomacher® 400 Circulator has been used in a recent evaluation of international sampling methods for the microbiological analysis of broiler carcasses after immersion chilling[1]. As a widespread pathogen, Salmonella can cause severe illness in humans. Global poultry industries have therefore deployed and maintained various food safety programmes to ensure that poultry is safe for consumption.

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