Seward Ltd Showcases Food Safety Analysis Solutions at IAFP 2012

Published: Jul 19, 2012

Worthing, UK – 19 July 2012 – Seward Ltd, the manufacturer and developer of the patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range, will be exhibiting at this year’s International Association for Food Protection (IAFP 2012) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on the 22nd to 25th of July. The event will assemble a wide range of professionals in the food safety arena and will be a perfect opportunity for representatives from Seward Laboratory Systems Inc., the company’s US subsidiary, to showcase a variety of sample preparation products for food microbiological analysis.

Of particular note at booth #222 will be the Seward Stomacher® 400 Circulator laboratory blender, which processes over eight million food samples daily worldwide and uses patented curved shaped paddles to create a washing effect. This drives more microorganisms into suspension and provides a better homogenised sample for analysis. Also on show, the Stomacher® 3500 series provides a versatile range of tools for large volume blending and extraction. These heavy duty machines are built to industrial standards and are often used in applications for large volume food microbiology, for example sample preparation of meat for E.coli testing.

The Seward Stomacher® 400 and Stomacher® 3500, both provide robust and reliable solutions to the match the demands of today’s food microbiologists. This is why Seward Stomacher® is the most highly referenced brand name in scientific publications for the production of reproducible, homogenised samples in food safety analysis.

“Seward has recently opened a brand new services and logistics facility in the USA to support our North American customers, and so we are pleased to be able to attend IAFP to discuss how our solutions can help them develop their analytical methods for microbiological analysis of food products,” said Chris Dunk, Director Seward Laboratory Systems Inc.

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About Seward Limited -

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 Long Island, N.Y., 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 and ROW: +44 (0) 1903 823077;

US & Canada: +1 631 750 5660;

Asia, Pacific and Middle East: +65 67447811;

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