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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

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable...

Dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

'Poultry farms are not operating theatres' – chair of Campylobacter group

Development of a bio-security protocol for growers, new post-harvest interventions, educating consumers and enhanced surveillance were areas identified by a group put together to reduce Campylobacter risk.

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BfR expands coop with ILRI and starts pyrrolizidine alkaloids project

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany has expanded its cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Consider tightening Salmonella regulation on pig farms - researchers

Legislators should consider tightening regulations for Salmonella in primary production following two large outbreaks in Germany in recent years, said researchers.

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Institute of Food Research becomes Quadram Institute Bioscience

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) has become Quadram Institute Bioscience.

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Yarok technology wins UN award

Yarok Technology Transfer has won a UN innovation award for its pathogen detection technology.

dispatches from Food Integrity in Parma

Food Integrity: Organised crime and Italian authenticity

Why the food sector attracts organised crime groups, protecting authentic Italian products and an added company to the project were highlights of the Food Integrity conference last week.

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FSNS donation supports Colorado State University renovation

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has donated $175,000 to Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences.

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EFSA to contribute funds for allergen project

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for projects related to detection and quantification of allergens in foods.

A third of seafood dinners mislabeled - study

A third of seafood sampled in a study was mislabeled, according to scientists at the George Washington University.

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Inspecto among winners at UNECE awards

A company that has developed a handheld scanner to detect pesticides in fresh foods has scooped a prize at a start-up competition.

Research round-up: Salmonella in pork, Listeria in lettuce and stopping aflatoxin

With more than a third of the year gone, we take our fourth look at food safety and quality research.

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NIFA makes food safety project funding available

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $4.8m in funding available for food safety projects.

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Fiji looks at irradiation to open up fruit and veg exports

Fiji has proposed a project to support irradiation to help increase exports of fruits and vegetables to international markets.

Tackle mycotoxins early in value chain - Bühler

A European project and practical experience has shown cleaning and optical sorting can reduce mycotoxin levels, according to Bühler.

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Arc-Net and Clear Labs named in food and ag-tech accelerator

Arc-Net and Clear Labs have been named among 14 startups across the food and agriculture industry for an accelerator program.

Special edition: Active, intelligent packaging

Scientists create bio-film from sweet potato and thyme

Scientists at North Carolina A&T State University have created a bio nano-composite film from sweet potato starch and thyme essential oil.

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ScanTech Sciences to open ECP food treatment center

ScanTech Sciences, Inc. has started construction of its first Electronic Cold-Pasteurization (ECP) food treatment center which will bring 175 jobs to Rio Grande Valley.

Counterfeit alcohol consumption not just due to low prices - study

Previous work has overestimated the impact of low prices on counterfeit alcohol consumption, according to a Russian study.

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Anton Paar and Purdue investigate flow characteristics of fine powders

Anton Paar has donated a powder rheometer to a Purdue University researcher who will use it to investigate the flow characteristics of fine powders such as cornstarch.

JRC finds 14% of honey samples to be adulterated

More than 14% of tested honey samples have been found to be adulterated, according to a long-awaited report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Analytical methods to detect coffee adulteration reviewed

Approaches to test the accuracy of claims for samples of roast ground coffee have been reviewed by researchers.

Dutch project scaling up multi-analyte methods

An institute of Wageningen University & Research is part of a project to improve multi-analyte diagnostic assays for rapid (on-site) detection of food safety issues.

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