Demand for convenience foods is driving the need for product inspection technology allowing food producers to make different products on single lines in shorter product runs.
A herb used in pizzas has been shown to breakdown the tough outer coat of Norovirus (NoVs).
Demand for polystyrene, and its base product styrene, will see a rapid increase in emerging countries in the coming years, according to market research institute Ceresana.
Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) have launched a pasteurization machine called MAPS (Microwave Assisted Pasteurization System) to reduce contamination in chilled or frozen food.
X-ray inspection machines are being moved up the production line in some food factories, according to Eagle Product Inspections.
Brand protection is important when it comes to automating quality control processes, according to Ishida.
US demand for active and intelligent packaging technology will hit $3.5bn by 2017; one expert outlines advancements and what’s behind the increased demand.
Regulatory efforts such as the Food Safety Modernization Act mean food manufacturers are demanding greater flexibility and stepped-up performance from metal detection gear.
Identifying and solving weak spots in the food chain for Salmonella is the aim of a newly-appointed molecular microbiologist at The Institute of Food Research (IFR).
A laser optical sensor has been created to screen pathogen colonies on an agar plate without damaging the colonies.
Biotechnology firm PURE Bioscience has launched an antimicrobial product that uses silver to efficiently and safely sanitize food surfaces.
Loma Systems has won the EEF Future Manufacturing Award for Innovative Operating Practices and Processes, beating prestigious firms including BAE Systems and Siemens.
PathoGenetix has delivered an early commercial version of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
ABC Research Laboratories has been chosen to do chemistry testing of food products for Alliant Food Safety Labs.
A meat speciation method for detecting pig and horse contamination has been developed by scientists at the University of Münster and AB Sciex.
PathoGenetix has signed Sparton Corporation as the design and manufacturing partner for the Resolution Microbial Genotyping System.
The ‘PHE Pathogen Genomics Service’ is being launched by Public Health England (PHE).
Flight Plastics has opened a plastic packaging plant which makes food grade PET packaging from recycled PET (RPET) flake.
Tomra Sorting Solutions is showcasing food sorting and analyzing technology, geared toward meeting consumers’ expectations, at IPPE 2014.
Neogen’s ANSR assay for Salmonella has been approved as a confirmatory method by the AOAC.
Pure Bioscience is testing formulations of its antimicrobial to be used for direct food contact as a rinse or processing aid on produce, poultry and meats.
Food packaging boasts the largest share in the total plastics market and has the greatest opportunity in terms of volume sales, according to Rabobank.
Covance is to open its first nutritional chemistry and food safety laboratory in Europe to be closer to customers.
Life Technologies' Salmonella pooling kit has been backed by a French certification system.
Campylobacter isolates from two previous studies are to be sequenced by the University of Liverpool and put on a publically accessible database.