Trailblazers: Oscar Cabrices on Food Testing Trends to Watch for in the Americas

Apr 17, 2019 | Blogs, Food / Beverage | 0 comments

With the rapid shift in diet consciousness and environmental concerns, and the emergence of new technology, it’s a new food world.  As a result, food testers are beginning to have a greater need for rigorous food testing techniques to ensure food safety and quality.

In this video, we have a chat with our Americas Market Development Manager, Oscar Cabrices, to hear his outlook on the food testing landscape in the region, along with some recommendations for his food testing laboratory customers.

 

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