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Seward Stomacher® Laboratory Blender Products on Show at IAFP 2013


7/23/2013 1:00:41 PM

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Worthing, UK – 23rd July 2013 – 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.

IAFP will also provide an ideal platform to introduce Gary Ross, the newly appointed CEO of Seward Laboratory Systems Inc, the North American office of Seward Ltd. Gary was previously the European Sales Manager for Seward Ltd, coordinating European distribution and channel management. Gary is seeking to expand Seward’s North American operations and develop Seward’s distribution channel for the South American food analysis market.

“As Silver Sustaining members of the IAFP, we recognise the significant role that the IAFP plays in training, education and development in the field of food hygiene,” commented Gary Ross, CEO Seward Laboratory Systems Inc. “In turn, we believe in helping train and educate users of our technology. I am pleased to confirm that our Technical Director, Stuart Ray, will also be attending IAFP 2013 to discuss technical protocol developments for sample preparation with delegates.”

All protocols for the enumeration and identification of organisms in food require the best sample possible to be successful. From traditional microbiology techniques using Petri dishes and broths, to the latest PCR identification systems the quality of sample processing is a key first stage.

Extracting micro-organisms from the food sample matrix and into suspension is crucial for success. The Stomacher® 400 Circulator laboratory paddle blender has a proven reputation for maximising recovery by a patented combination of crushing and washing. The Stomacher® 400 product lines are constructed to survive the harsh environment of manufacturing quality control where 200 - 300 samples may require processing every day.

About Seward Limited - www.seward.co.uk

Seward manufactures the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses. The company has been manufacturing and developing the world renown and patented Stomacher® Lab Blender for 40 years. The original and still regarded as the best, over 8 million food samples a day are prepared on Stomacher® 400 paddle blender units around the world.

In addition to sample preparation for food safety analyses, within the bioscience market the new developments of the Stomacher® 80 and micro 80 are proving invaluable for safe and efficient sample processing. The Stomacher® 3500 has established itself as the instrument of choice for preparing samples for the new pathogen test protocols requiring jumbo size samples.

The company is based in Worthing, West Sussex, UK with subsidiaries in the USA and Singapore. All Seward machine products are manufactured within the UK and 1 of its 3 worldwide Stomacher® bag manufacturing operations is also UK-based. This ensures control of quality and price to deliver excellent value to global trading partners and laboratory customers.

Seward Limited continues to develop the product range, now with 3 patents to its credit. Stomacher® is the most highly referenced brand name in food safety and life science sample preparation in scientific publications. The company also assists customers with method development through reference searches and sample evaluations within its own development laboratory.

The original and still the best. The Stomacher® - a Seward product trade name.

Seward contact details:

Europe, Middle East and ROW: +44 (0) 1903 823077; info@seward.co.uk

US & Canada: +1 772 621 8220; info@sewardusa.com

Asia and Pacific: +65 6519 2283; stevenlim@seward.co.uk

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