Groupe Danone in food safety partnership

by Eric Schroeder
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Emmanuel Faber, c.e.o. of Danone, said its consumers rely on the company to tolerate no compromise regarding food safety.

PARIS — Groupe Danone has entered into a global food safety partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences under which Mérieux will become Danone’s “privileged partner” for routine food safety testing worldwide. In addition, Mérieux’s research and food safety expert teams will provide support and services to better anticipate and manage specific or unexpected food safety situations.

Mérieux said its food safety and quality data management solution will be adapted to meet Danone’s requirements.

“Our consumers rely on us to tolerate no compromise whatsoever when it comes to food safety, and we strive to bring the very highest level of scientific and management expertise to bear at all times,” said Emmanuel Faber, chief executive officer of Danone. “At Danone, we already have world-class in-house expertise and management systems. But in such fast-changing fields, we are also keen to benefit from strong partnerships with top external experts wherever we operate. Which is why we are delighted to sign this agreement with Mérieux NutriSciences.”

Philippe Sans, c.e.o. of Mérieux NutriSciences, said Mérieux is committed to supporting food companies in protecting consumers’ health.

“We are very proud that our expertise is recognized by a company like Danone that is looking for the best possible food safety expertise and support on a global basis,” Mr. Sans said.
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