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
Low and middle income countries (LMICs) bear the brunt of foodborne disease (FBD), according to a review.
A method described as similar to a ‘pregnancy test’ has been developed for detecting contamination of meat products with E.coli O157 in less than 24 hours.
Links between socioeconomic status (SES) and foodborne pathogens have been analysed to better direct prevention efforts.
An enzyme that shuts down signals that bacteria use to form a biofilm has been found by researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD).
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The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is inviting expressions of interest for research proposals in five areas.
High pressure processing (HPP) will be the most commercially important food processing technology for European industry in the next ten years, according to new data.
Mislabelled meat – including horse - has been found by US researchers in two separate studies who said reasons for the findings could vary from economic adulteration to accidental cross contamination.
Researchers have optimized a titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst to reduce cross contamination during produce rinsing.
Foodborne pathogens were found in 5% of items entering Germany, according to a study which looked at illegally introduced and confiscated products from two airports.
Virulence gene profile and patients’ age are major determinants of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) development, according to a study in Norway.
Listeria monocytogenes uses different ‘metabolic pathways’ when growing on refrigerated smoked compared to laboratory media, according to research.
Attempting to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops could make things worse, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Two Canadian universities have been given almost $10m for research to reduce Salmonella on fresh produce.
No high risk food products were identified in a case-control study for Listeria in the Netherlands, according to research.
The SAFE consortium is continuing to emphasize food safety topics its members would like to see in the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes.
Opportunities for food safety technologies are expected in the next five to six years in smartphone mobile applications, rapid pathogen detector sensors, hands-free wearable devices, and nanocomposite packaging, according to...
A metallic contaminant detector using SQUID technology has been created by researchers at Toyohashi Tech.
Cross contamination of cut and repackaged cheeses formed part of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 22 people and was linked to four deaths, according to a study.
Chinese scientists have developed a method to detect melamine in milk and infant formula using gold nanoparticles.
Reconsidering vaccination recommendations is one potential follow-up action after a ‘large and prolonged’ Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries that sickened more than 1,500 people.
Cornell looking at phages, Washington State research into UVC light and Process Expo and IFT announcements feature in a round-up of food safety and quality control news.
Contaminated meat may be an important source of human exposure to Klebsiella, according to a study.
There were more E. coli O157 outbreaks during 2003–2012 than the previous 20 years, possibly due to improvements in surveillance, according to research.
Almost 40% of people said there was no returning to foods they perceive as unsafe, according to a survey by Hahn Public’s Food and Farm communications team.