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Thermo Fisher’s new West Coast facility offers off-site screening

March 31, 2014

By Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Scientific California PASS facilityWest Coast processors will now have improved access to local, rapid response, off-site product inspection and anomaly screening. A new Thermo Fisher Scientific facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., is now available to assist in addressing food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers’ safety and quality concerns.

Product Assurance Services and Solutions (PASS) from Thermo Fisher offers rapid response for companies requiring off-site packaged product evaluation to address possible foreign object contamination concerns. Additionally, the PASS facility can inspect products for processing anomalies (such as clumps), as well as broken or missing components (empty pharmaceutical blisters, partially-filled candy trays, etc.). The new facility is uniquely positioned to serve California’s Central Valley, a major North American fruit and vegetable production area.

“We are here to help customers get accurate and reliable results so that they are able to make informed decisions affecting the safety of the public,” explained Darren Eaton, global manager, PASS, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “By locating this facility in close proximity to this high production area, we help reduce the turnaround time and expense associated with urgent product contamination inspection issues.”

In addition to off-site contamination/anomaly screening, trained technicians perform onsite services for local companies.

Thermo Fisher manufactures and sells state-of-the art metal detectors and X-ray equipment globally. Service technicians have access to the most advanced technology and understand ideal operating parameters. Additional equipment can be obtained to facilitate rapid evaluation of multiple truckload quantities.

PASS facilities handle a broad range of metal, glass, plastic or paper packaging types including both rigid and flexible structures such as steel cans, metalized film, plastic bottles, blister packs, folding cartons, multilayer materials and more.

The new Northern California facility is the company’s third global PASS location. (The other two facilities are located in Barrington, Ill. and Rugby, Warwickshire, England.) Last year, the PASS facilities collectively evaluated more than 8 million packages. For more information about Thermo Scientific product inspection equipment, please visit: www.thermoscientific.com/productinspection.


About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

SOURCE: Thermo Fisher Scientific
 

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