BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, announces the opening of a new Research & Development Microbiology lab in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Business & Technology Center on the LSU South Campus Research Park. The lab is a partnership between Albemarle Corporation and Southern Microbiological Services, a company founded by LSU Professor Dr. William Doerrler.
The opening of this new lab demonstrates Albemarle’s dedication to serving the industry by providing a platform for the development of new food safety solutions to help meet customer needs. “As we aggressively expand the presence of our Food Safety business globally, we will strengthen our presence in the Food Safety industry by providing timely solutions to assist producers and processors in controlling food borne pathogens,” stated Tina Craft, Global Business Manager, Specialty Bromides.
This state of the art facility, fully staffed with food scientists, specializes in microbiology testing and is equipped to test all food-borne pathogens. As the FDA expands enforcement of the Food Safety Modernization Act to include imported food and as other international regulatory agencies introduce new stricter food safety regulations, Albemarle is positioned to provide food safety solutions around the globe to meet the stringent guidelines proposed to ensure compliance with the new standards.
Albemarle’s Food Safety business is a part of the Company’s Fine Chemistry Global Business Unit and offers a premium line of bromine-based antimicrobials as a unique solution for the food processing industry. Albemarle’s food safety products are some of the fastest growing products used in processing today, proven effective against many pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella,Campylobacter, Listeria and E. coli.
Source: Albemarle Corporation