Applied BioSystems International Responds to Global Challenge of Food Safety

Published: Mar 19, 2008

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The issue of food safety is increasingly in the news. In the past two months alone, there have been numerous reported outbreaks of Salmonella contamination, including reports of this pathogen in pancake mix, pot pies, raw eggs, sprouts and ahi tuna. This is having an impact on perceptions of the food supply. For instance, a Food Marketing Institute 2007 Survey found that only 66 percent of Americans are confident that the food they buy is safe. As a response to this growing concern, Applied Biosystems (NYSE:ABI), an Applera Corporation business, today announced that it is expanding its presence in the food testing market by providing pathogen detection kits directly to food companies and food testing laboratories.

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