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Neogen acquires India food safety company

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Staff writer ▼ | June 2, 2015
Neogen Corporation has acquired the assets of Sterling Test House, a commercial food testing laboratory based in southwest India as a base for the company’s new operations in India.
Neogen Corporation
Acquisition   Neogen now has a base for operations in India
Sterling Test House was incorporated in 1990, and its business has grown to include virtually all of the food safety and water quality testing for major hotels and restaurants in its home region, as well as safety and quality analysis for the country’s expanding nutraceutical market, and growing food export businesses.

The laboratory is located in Cochin in the State of Kerala, which is India’s leading region for the export of spices, tea, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sterling Test House was one of the first testing companies in India to earn full National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories accreditation, which enables the laboratory to perform services for the full range of testing customers, and is fully compliant with the Indian Food Safety Standards Act for food safety testing.

The business has 40 employees, who will be continuing with the acquisition. Sterling will be a part of Neogen’s wholly owned subsidiary, Neogen Food and Animal Security (India) Private Limited.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.