Eurofins Food Safety Systems Partners with McGill University for Public Food Safety Training for Canadian Food Manufacturers

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ -- Eurofins Food Safety Systems (EFSS) and the Food Safety and Quality Program (FSQP) at McGill University are excited to announce a signed agreement to provide co-branded public training for the Canadian food manufacturing industry. The courses include the highly sought-after FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training as well as GFSI benchmarked standard training to SQF and BRC. The partnership is an exceptional pairing as Eurofins and McGill University share a common interest in the success of the Canadian food manufacturing industry.

"We are proud to partner with McGill," said Gary Smith, Director of Food Safety Systems for Eurofins. "We believe this partnership is a perfect fit for Canadian food manufacturers that need to develop a comprehensive food safety plan."

The first course offering, the FSMA Preventive Controls course for Human Food, will be held June 27th-29th at McGill's Macdonald Campus. Additional courses will follow this fall. This collaboration further strengthens Eurofins' commitment to offer its full service food safety portfolio to the Canadian market and McGill's pledge to provide professional development to its students and food industry professionals. The parties seek to further promote the cohesion recently recognized by the US and Canada's food safety regulatory officials. "The new partnership with Eurofins Food Safety Systems represents a further step in the development of the Food Safety and Quality Program as we realize our mission to provide food safety training and information to the Canadian Food Manufacturing Industry," said Lawrence Goodridge, Director of the FSQP at McGill. "Eurofins is a well-recognized provider of food safety solutions, and by teaming together, we can combine our food safety expertise to deliver a robust educational program to food producers in Canada."

McGill University, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and founded in 1821, consistently ranks as Canada's top University and among the top Universities in the world. The Food Safety and Quality Program was established in 2011 to train students, perform research, and educate the food industry on emerging food safety trends and approaches.

Eurofins Food Safety Systems is recognized for its efforts and capabilities in the field of food safety by primary manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, distributors, and processors. With a full schedule of public and in-house training courses, Eurofins provides the knowledge and expertise essential for the success of these North American trainings.

To learn more about the courses being offered by Eurofins and McGill or for course registration, please visit the online catalog at http://www.eurofinsus.com/food-safety/training/.

Notes for the editor:
Eurofins – a global leader in bio-analysis

Eurofins Scientific believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing, as well as one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

With over 23,000 staff in more than 225 laboratories across 39 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 130,000 validated analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as for innovative clinical diagnostic. The Group provides its customers with high-quality services, accurate results on time and expert advice by its highly qualified staff.

Eurofins is committed to pursuing its dynamic growth strategy by expanding both its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions and the most comprehensive range of testing methods.

As one of the most innovative and quality oriented international players in its industry, Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients' increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the expanding demands of regulatory authorities and healthcare practitioners around the world.

The shares of Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0000038259, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).

Important disclaimer:
This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgment of Eurofins Scientific as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the data available to the Company as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.

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For further information: For more information, please visit www.eurofinsus.com/food-safety or contact: Eurofins Food Safety Systems, Contact: Jessica Coco, Phone: 515.299.6918, http://www.eurofinsus.com


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