A laser designed to measure gas content in sealed food packaging has the potential to set a new food industry standard for food quality and safety, according to the developer.
A new USB cost-effective and easy to use temperature monitoring label could help determine the quality and safety of food during and after transit, said the company behind the development.
The total number of reported cantaloupe related listeria deaths has risen, making the foodborne outbreak the worst in the US in the last decade.
Canadian researchers are using phages to target and kill foodborne pathogens such as listeria and E.coli present on the surface of ready-to-eat (RTE) and raw meats.
Regulatory obligations and consumer concerns will see food testing group Eurofins break through the €1bn revenue barrier by 2013.
The EU Budgets Committee has agreed to give an additional €250m in funding to European fruit and vegetable producers to help prevent future food contamination crises.
A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report into the modernisation of meat inspection has found that current swine evaluations do not adequately deal with certain foodborne hazards.
Global food testing group Eurofins is expanding its portfolio to meet the increased demand for food safety testing.
Researchers from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have proposed a new procedure for the detection of illegal colour additives in green olives.
UK health safety authorities have been criticised for their handling of an unpublicised eight month E.coli outbreak which infected 250 and killed one.
More research is needed to reveal the risks of the carcinogen furan – particularly with regard to the health of infants and coffee drinkers, warns a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Food safety authorities are calling for public comment on changes that would allow raw milk (non-pasteurised) products to be processed and sold in Australia.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating reports of bitter tasting pine nuts imported from China after consumers complained of unpleasant, metallic notes sometimes lasting up to two weeks after consumption.
A former member of the government committee charged with assessing the safety of the first genetically engineered (GE) fish for human consumption says “few, if any technologies could survive” the flawed review process.
A study that found 75% of herbal products on sale in the UK were not adequately labelled with safety information has been criticised for mischaracterising the majority of products it assessed like ginseng, ginkgo and St John's wort.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating how a letter to its Scottish Food Advisory Committee (SFAC) chair and board member informing him of his suspension was leaked to the press.
A troop of beverage companies in the US, including Coca-Cola, Del Monte and Dole, have made a move to dismiss allegations that their fruit juices contain harmful lead traces.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published three methods to detect an illegal clouding agent that was found earlier this year in sports drinks imported from Taiwan.
Taiwan has said it would intensify checks on imported products into the country after a batch of concentrate for a Coca-Cola product was found to contain a preservative banned in the country.
Recalls of chocolate products could be significantly lower if there was more rigorous traceability in the chocolate supply chain and if brand owners adopted processing techniques that relied on reduced batch dispersion, find a new study.
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