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R&D is ever-changing as whole genome sequencing, antimicrobials and nanomaterials are investigated for food safety uses

R&D

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

R-Biopharm to develop improved ELISA method to detect allergens

R-Biopharm is developing an improved ELISA method to detect food allergens as part of a project with two universities.

Novel food vehicle suspected in Salmonella outbreak

Truffle oil was implicated as the likely source of a 2015 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, according to a study.

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BfR to work more with Portuguese-speaking agencies

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany is to increase cooperation with Portuguese-speaking countries.

WGS can address multiple questions in one experiment - study

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) clearly separates outbreak isolates from background isolates, according to a study.

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Organic is a single part of a sustainable food system, and only works in certain contexts: study

Organic may be less sustainable and less beneficial to consumer health than previously thought, according to new research.

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Steamy solution to ensure melon safety

Steam can kill E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria on cantaloupes, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

Comparable MLVA results achieved between labs

Internationally comparable Salmonella Enteritidis MLVA results could be seen between labs often using different equipment, according to a validation study.

Research round-up: Listeria, GBS and “smart” compounds

For the second time this year it is time to pull up a stool (no, not that kind...) to the lab bench and take a swab from the petri dish...

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EFSA awards €1m to research projects

Three research projects on methodology development in risk assessment have been awarded €1m by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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FSSAI lab staff trained to test mycotoxins, pesticide and veterinary drug residues

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Global Food Safety Partnership (GFSP) will continue training lab staff to test mycotoxins, pesticides and veterinary drug residues.

Increase in Salmonella cases suggests persistent contamination source

An increase in Salmonella Chester cases each summer could point to persistent sources of contamination in Morocco and other West African countries, according to researchers.

Fraunhofer and Döhler looking at microfluidics for beverage safety

Fraunhofer and Döhler are working together to develop a microbiological detection method based on microfluidics.

Yarok’s E. coli and Listeria modules validated by microbiology lab

Yarok Technology Transfer’s method to detect E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes in leafy vegetables has been validated by an Israeli microbiology lab.

FDA explores Listeria growth and detection in ice cream

Culture independent next generation sequencing (NGS) has been used to characterize the microbiome for recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from naturally contaminated ice cream.

More ESBL exposure through raw or undercooked beef - RIVM

Dutch consumers are exposed to Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli bacteria through eating beef more than chicken, according to estimations.

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PwC to help ISO standard compliance

PwC has established a specialist food and agribusiness advisory team and food safety assurance offering in Australia.

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

No errors, no mood swings, no sick leave, and she can process three sets of microbiological tests in 14 minutes. Meet Ms Ugene, Singapore’s first two-armed robot microbiologist helping Traditional...

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Nigeria holds forum on food safety and trade

Nigeria has held its first food safety and investment forum.

Pathogen contaminating seafood identified by researchers

A new strain of a bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers has been identified by researchers.

Prenatal BPA exposure may lead to weight issues later in life: Mice study

A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity. 

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Frontier Co-op joins Alliance for Advanced Sanitation

Frontier Co-op has joined the Alliance for Advanced Sanitation.

Research round-up: Comparing Listeria and starving Salmonella

The long awaited return of the research round-up series sees Listeria, Salmonella and a review article from the Caribbean.

Outbreak shows raw or undercooked flour could be health risk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to flour serves as a reminder of how raw and undercooked versions might pose a risk to health, according to a study.

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