News last update:6 Aug 2012

FOSS wins prestigious food industry prize

The Danish Food Forum awarded its Quality and Innovation Prize 2008 to FOSS. The award, regarded as the Danish food industry's 'Oscar', was presented by Danish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Eva Kjer Hansen to FOSS COO Torben Ladegaard.

The award is motivated by the importance that FOSS plays regarding the position of Danish food products in the world market – and for FOSS' contribution to a perception of Denmark as leading within the fields of developing healthy and safe food products, reduced waste of resources, healthy livestock and a better environment.

Major analytical solutions
Innovation and development are central to the growth of FOSS – a fact reflected in more than 100 international patents and that more than 200 of the total 1,150 employees in FOSS work within Research & Development departments in Scandinavia and the US.  In 2008 alone, FOSS has launched three major analytical solutions;

* Herd Navigator, developed together with Swedish DeLaval and the Danish Cattle Federation, provides the dairy farmer with fast and essential information about the cow's needs for feeding and its state of health and pregnancy. 

*In the wine sector, OenoFoss is a revolutionary new analyser, which, from a few drops of a sample can determine whether grapes are ready for harvest or whether wine has finished its fermentation.

*The latest product launch has been the MilkoScan FT+ for advanced central milk testing and dairy herd improvement including the possibility to analyse saturated and un-saturated fat content in raw milk towards more healthy milk demanded by consumers.

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