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July 07th 2021

Mérieux NutriSciences reinforces its presence in Chile with the acquisition of Tracelab SpA.

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Chicago, IL, July 7th – Mérieux NutriSciences, a world leader in food safety, quality and sustainability, announced today the acquisition of Tracelab SpA., a laboratory offering specialized analytical services to the salmon farming industry in Chile.

Established in 2004 and with a staff complement of 21, Tracelab SpA. (located in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region) has 17 years’ experience in the chemical analysis of balanced feeds, premixes and additives, making it one of the leading service providers in pigment control for the Chilean salmon food industry.

With the acquisition of Tracelab SpA., Mérieux NutriSciences Chile (formerly Labser S.p.A.) expands its presence in the Chilean market for salmon farming and salmon feed producers. This operation is fully aligned with Mérieux NutriSciences’ objective to strengthen its presence in the aquaculture market and serve its customers throughout the value chain.

“As a trusted partner in food safety committed to the highest quality standards, this acquisition builds on Mérieux NutriSciences’ expertise in the salmon feed production market.” says Sebastián Meyer, Managing Director of Mérieux NutriSciences Chile. “We are delighted to welcome the Tracelab SpA. team, a company with a strong reputation based on quality and experience.” He adds: “The services offered by Tracelab are highly complementary to those offered by Mérieux NutriSciences, which will allow us to offer complete 360° solutions to the entire salmon supply chain, from production to the final consumer’s table – providing further traceability, quality and confidence for our clients.”

“Being part of Mérieux NutriSciences, a global company with a deep-rooted legacy and reputation in food safety and quality, will further help us to offer to the entire salmon industry more specialized services, using the best technology available on the market. This will provide faster and more reliable results, as well as a wide range of services to satisfy the needs of our customers.” says Álvaro Campos Cisternas, General Manager of Tracelab SpA.


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About Mérieux NutriSciences: A world player in food safety and quality for more than 50 years, Mérieux NutriSciences is present in 27 countries through more than 100 laboratories.

As part of Institut Mérieux, Mérieux NutriSciences offers analytical, consultancy and product development solutions, partnering with its customers in the prevention of health risks related to food and everyday consumer products, while ensuring quality and sustainability standards and objectives are met.

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