Food manufacturers have fresh weaponry to aid their fight against factory contamination in the form of electric switches and dust and splash covers with anti-bacterial, anti-mould and anti-fungal coatings.
Biotech firm Galactic is working on food safety tools that will enable food and drink manufacturers to better predict and control product shelf life based on pathogen growth models.
The genomes of the first 10 infectious microorganisms studied have been sequenced by a project involving government agencies, a US university and Agilent Technologies.
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Sensitivity, stability and customer trust is vital when it comes to metal detection systems, according to CEIA.
Thermo Fisher Scientific claims its heavy-duty (HD) wash down metal detector can double the lifespan of conventional machines due to its temperature shock resistance.
Killing pathogens by applying bacteriophages to food surfaces is gaining momentum, but several challenges must be overcome for them to be routinely used for such purposes in the US, one...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has injected £500,000 into funding food safety, authenticity and traceability research in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
Neogen’s yeast and mould test has been given AOAC Research Institute approval.
Cheshire Farm has installed a new metal detector and conveyor system from Lock Inspection Systems to ensure accurate ice cream inspection.
Birko has announced its Beefxide antimicrobial intervention has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use as a non-food chemical in food processing facilities.
Ecolab has reported Food and Beverage sales increased despite continued economic headwinds.
The DuPont BAX System assay for detecting Salmonella has been recognized AOAC International as an Official Method of Analysis (OMA) 2013.03.
Smart Fog has launched a food safety disinfection product which offers a non-wetting, distribution method for disinfecting and microbiological control through a fogging solution.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have come under the spotlight once again with the main themes being regulation, more research and actions based on the precautionary principle.
Lab M has extended its immunomagnetic separation (IMS) system for the detection and isolation of E.coli O121.
An international food safety network has boosted the capacity to detect pesticide residues in Guatemala, Central America, "tenfold" and improved its testing for aflatoxins, poisons produced by fungi....
The team behind a method that can kill foodborne pathogens “within minutes” using cold plasma in packaged liquids and foods is looking for industrial partners as they bid to commercialise...
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched an X-ray detection platform, designed to enable food processors to meet global demand for thorough inspection for product contamination.
bioMérieux has launched an automated test which it claims enumerates total flora in food products and environmental samples in 24 hours.
Eriez has launched an x-ray inspection system designed to meet the demands of harsh wash down environments in industries such as meat and poultry.
Food firms need to ensure transparency and traceability up and downstream in their supply chain to minimise risk, according to Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
Thermo Fisher Scientific is to acquire Life Technologies Corporation for $13.6bn plus the assumption of $2.2bn of debt.
Neogen Europe has launched a test to detect ractopamine on the back of worldwide debate about the substance’s use.
Scientists have put germs that form biofilms for self-protection in dry conditions under the spotlight in a bid to understand how it benefits them and the implications.