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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

Botulism due to traditional home-canned food still public health challenge

Foodborne botulism due to traditional home-canned food still represents a public health challenge in Italy, according to researchers.

EU project tackles increase in ciguatera fish poisoning

A European project is one year into its work on investigating the risks and spread of ciguatoxin poisoning.

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

Fish and chicken associated with most outbreaks

Fish and chicken remain the two categories associated with the most foodborne outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

IAEA and FAO go mobile to tackle food fraud

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to look at mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination.

LiquiGlide expands its CPG portfolio in condiments and dairy

LiquiGlide has taken on a general manager as it commercializes its first applications in packaging with coatings for condiments (mayonnaise, dressings and dips) and dairy (cream cheese, sour cream and yogurt), among...

Method to detect pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages

Researchers have developed a method which has a ‘strong promise’ for regulatory monitoring and commercial analysis of pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages.

Elemental Profiling helps trace shrimp back to origin

Farmed shrimp from Thailand, Vietnam and India could be traced back to country of origin with more than 98% confidence through elemental profiling, according to a study.

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ENEA using IR laser technology against food fraud

A laser that can ensure food product quality has been developed in an Italian project.

Nanomaterial’s growth in food use reined in by health risks: Review

The use of organic and inorganic nanomaterials (INMs) in food applications is growing, a review concludes, yet its short history has not completely revealed the associated risks. 

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

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Meat and fish top JRC fraud round-up

Meat and fish dominated a monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Swedish sapovirus outbreak sickened 650 - study

An outbreak that sickened 650 people in Sweden last year was caused by sapovirus, according to researchers.

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Novolyze at Future Food Tech NYC

Novolyze is among six start-ups which will present at an event in New York next week.

BioAust Health seeks partner for Campylobacter control product

BioAust Health has created a range of products with natural bioactives that it claims can reduce Campylobacter by greater than 5-log.

Preventing criminal use of Blockchain target for EU project

A project to prevent criminal use of blockchain technology has been launched by fifteen consortium members from seven European countries.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

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FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

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.

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