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Agilent Technologies Inc.. (6/28/10). "Press Release: Agilent Technologies Provides Free On-line Access to FC24 Food Commodities and Contaminants Database". Santa Clara, CA.

Region Region ALL
Organisation Organisation Food and Environment Research Agency, The (Fera)
  Group United Kingdom (GB) (govt)
Products Product FC24 Food Commodities and Contaminants Database
  Product 2 food analysis (food testing)
Persons Person Zavitsanos, Paul (Agilent 201006 ww Food Program Manager)
  Person 2 Matlow, Stuart (Stu) (Thermo Fisher 201206 Public Relations Manager Chromatography + Mass Spectrometry before Agilent)

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has purchased access to the FC24 Food Commodities and Contaminants Database compiled by Europe's Food and Environmental Research Agency (fera), and is allowing customers worldwide to use it free of charge at

"Food testing is all about being able to quickly and efficiently identify problems before they can affect public health," said Paul Zavitsanos, Agilent worldwide food program manager. "The FC24 database is an example of our mission to put better tools and methods into the hands of scientists performing this crucial work."

Typically, users are charged a fee to access the database, which contains information about food contaminants and residues from across the European Union (EU). The database also provides commodity and contaminant-specific information on maximum residue levels published by the EU-wide rapid alert system for food and feed (RASFF).

Fera is the National Reference Laboratory in the U.K. for chemicals in food, pesticides, veterinary drugs, dioxins and PCBs in feed. It analyzes more than 50,000 plant and food samples each year.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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