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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

Outbreak investigation shows importance of effective surveillance system

Delays in a Salmonella outbreak investigation which sickened more than 200 people in Italy could have affected the identification of a food vehicle, according to researchers.

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KU Leuven develops prototype 3D printer using pectin gel for candy

KU Leuven University, in Belgium, has developed a prototype 3D printer using pectin gel for candy and will investigate other recipes to make further use of the product.

Danish researchers develop new method to test arsenic in food

A new analytical method to determine the content of inorganic arsenic in foods can help industry make food safer and meet European monitoring targets, say the Danish researchers who developed it....

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Cellulose can be used as an edible ingredient for 3D printing

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has partnered with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN UK) to promote Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the food industry.

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Printing food textures is a ‘crucial next step’ to advance 3D printing

Printing food textures is a crucial step to take to bring 3D food printing to the next level - its not just about shape and design, says Kjeld van Bommel,...

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Wageningen University & FrieslandCampina researching 3D printing of milk protein structures

3D food printing gives academics an opportunity to explore the functionality of ingredients and how we can delay the process to get a solid structure and build challenging shapes, according...

‘Uncertainty’ for Chinese agri-food exporters due to rejection risk

The risk of rejection at European borders on safety grounds provides an ‘element of uncertainty’ that affects Chinese agri-food exporters, according to an analysis.

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PURE to start poultry processing trial for antimicrobial

PURE Bioscience has received a permission letter from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) granting approval for an in-plant poultry processing trial of SDC-based PURE Control antimicrobial.

Cross contamination at fault for Salmonella positive chocolate

Cross contamination was the most likely reason for a false-positive result for Salmonella in chocolate bars, according to a study.

EFSA identifies priority areas in food safety

An EFSA-commissioned study has identified 28 topics around food safety to boost harmonisation of research in Europe.

US invests in nanotechnology for food safety

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced plans to pump millions into researching ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety.

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Bandesur and AIMPLAS to develop microwave resistant foamed packages

AIMPLAS, Plastics Technology Centre and Spanish company Bandesur have joined forces to develop a polypropylene (PP) tray resistant to microwave heating and a biodegradable and compostable foamed polylactic acid or...

Research round-up: Food-grade coatings and TDLAS

We often don’t take into account the work behind something or take it for granted when it is there and it works. Why does it work and how – there...

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FDA makes funding available to help with produce safety rule

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made up to $19m available in fiscal year 2016 to support states with the produce safety rule.

New technique enables fast, accurate measurement of bacteria levels

Chinese-led research has found a fast, accurate and non-invasive technique for monitoring the growth of pathogenic microorganisms that makes it easier to estimate the amount of bacteria within food containers...

Ireland’s food safety system praised

Ireland has a well-established food safety control system where responsibilities are defined and organised to avoid duplication or gaps, according to a study.

Biodetech signs agreement to develop food safety system

Biodetech has signed two agreements for a pathogen identification system created by the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC).

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Portable testing device project gets funding boost

A project to create a portable food testing device has received a funding boost to help bring it to market.

Research round-up: The role of INNUENDO and is Listeria afraid of light?

Research is where it all begins for most fields and it can be true for food safety as well. A lot of what we have today spent some time at...

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BfR symposium spices up food safety

A two day symposium in June will tackle food safety in the spice and herb supply chains.

Campylobacter prevention measures ‘urgently’ required

Legal microbiological criteria should be implemented for Campylobacter creating incentives for producers to lower prevalence in poultry, according to a study looking at Swiss data.

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Andrew & Williamson among produce safety campaign contributors

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is one of eight companies that have committed a combined $750,000 to a produce safety campaign.

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NIFA grants to fund research projects

More than $30m in grants will be awarded to fund 80 projects in areas including food safety, through USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

Imported food from countries with low GDP poses higher safety risks – study

Risk estimates for food imported into the US show a clear distinction between high- and low- risk countries and product types, according to an analysis of federal import violations data.

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Campaign for Produce Safety boosted by WSTFA pledge

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) will receive $750,000 from Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA).

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