SGS SA (Public, VTX:SGSN) is a Swiss holding company that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of certification, inspection and inspection services, outsourcing and risk management services, as well as testing, technical consultancy and training services. The Company is active in 10 business segments: agriculture; automotive, consumer testing; environment; governments and institutions; industrial services; life science; minerals; oil, gas and chemicals, and systems & services certification.
As of December 31, 2009, the Company had 127 wholly owned subsidiaries in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China and Chile, among others, and 15 majority owned subsidiaries in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Malaysia, Madagascar and Lebanon, among others. The Company also had, as of December 31, 2009, six minority owned subsidiaries in Tunisia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran and Indonesia
Portable device quickly tests shellfish toxins United States
A team of scientists from the United States and Europe has developed a portable, inexpensive device that can quickly and easily screen freshly caught shellfish for toxins that cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.
Foreign vannamei shrimp depresses frozen seafood exports Bangladesh
Frozen seafood exporters from Bangladesh have been forced to decline their prices to improve sales given the large cheaper vannamei shrimp supply in the international market and the fall of the euro and the ruble against the American dollar.