R&D is where it all starts - from whole genome sequencing of foodborne pathogens to antimicrobials to stop pathogen growth and the role of nanomaterials in food safety all the latest techniques to ensure a safe supply chain can be found in this section
An EU-funded project is aiming to extend food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces applied in active packaging.
Walrus, seal, caribou and whale were the most common traditional items tied to foodborne illness among Indigenous populations, according to a Canadian review.
Risk factors of Listeria monocytogenes contamination in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods have been described by researchers.
More than 400 people are expected to attend the 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education (CFSE) Conference.
The FAO and an Italian University have strengthened collaboration around areas including food safety.
There were failures throughout the supply chain, according to a report on an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Canada three years ago.
Data on which tropane alkaloids (TAs) are of concern in Europe has been collected to form the basis for future exposure assessments.
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is advantageous but does not replace the need for basic epidemiology, according to experts.
Less than 10% of chicken and just over 3% of turkey sold fresh in retail stores were found to be contaminated with Campylobacter, according to a Finnish study.
Fraunhofer IVV is helping to develop processes for the surface sterilization of packaged meat and sausage products.
Yarok Technology Transfer has been named as a finalist in the Food+City Challenge Prize contest, in Texas in February 2017.
An EU project is to run pilot lines in operational industrial environments to manufacture antimicrobial polymer films.
Seventy four Bacillus cereus outbreaks which resulted in 911 human cases over seven years in France underlines the need to improve monitoring, according to a study.
Norovirus outbreaks could be prevented by analysing shellfish at elevated risk times, according to a study.
A University of Houston (UH) team has won a competition to help bring smartphone/tablet based food safety training tools to commercialization.
Mondelēz shared the consequences of hygienic design failings and Sealed Air explained how data could be used to achieve cleaning efficiencies at a recent congress.
University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a two-year grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Food Safety Outreach Program.
Despite widespread distribution of Listeria tainted ice cream not many illnesses were reported due to low contamination levels in a product that does not support growth, according to a study.
Turkey prepared in an unpermitted kitchen was behind an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a 2015 Thanksgiving lunch, according to a study.
Nestlé emphasised the importance of hygienic design while co-operation between EHEDG and GFSI was mooted during an industry conference.
Novel foodborne pathogen techniques and geographic origin determination methods as well as work from EU projects were presented at Rapid Methods Europe in Amsterdam.
Juices from damaged leaves in bagged salad can increase Salmonella growth 2,400-fold over a control group, according to research.
Collaborative efforts are imperative to reduce incidence of foodborne diseases in developing countries, according to one expert.
Molecular biology approaches that target DNA are being increasingly used for geographical traceability due to their speed, accuracy and reliability, according to review.
FoodQualityNews went to Amsterdam to look at the posters that presented a sample of the latest research and work in food safety and quality.