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


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

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Abacalab updates procedure management software

Abacalab has released an updated version of software to improve accuracy, efficiency and mobility for users and managers of standardized procedures and step-wise processes.

Food Safety Summit spotlights sanitation and inspection

The Food Safety Summit showcases contamination detection, product inspection, and equipment sanitation technology.

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‘Greener’ swab testing from TSC

Technical Service Consultants (TSC) has launched ‘a greener alternative’ to its range of sampling swabs, with its PreMoist Hygiene Swab Kits.

Campden BRI: Continental Meats Seminar, June 24

'Adventurous tastes' fuel continental meats market

Consumers are travelling abroad and developing more adventurous tastes, fuelling demand for continental meats, according to British food research organsiation Campden BRI.

Goya Foods fuels growth at PACK EXPO

Rapidly growing Latino foods producer Goya Foods is honing in on the latest technologies to fuel its expansion through connections made at PACK EXPO.

Allpax evaporative cooling retort cuts contamination

Allpax Products says its evaporative cooling retort, which cools products without expensive and time consuming refrigeration, is attracting the interest of processors who deal with large batches of product.

Stop that pack! SI and Dimaco seize sub-standard packaging

Systems Integration (SI) and Dimaco have launched ‘Smart Check,’ a combination of technology that puts information on packaging and checks it before it leaves the factory. 

Systech Illinois wins first gluten free deal

Systech Illinois, which makes gas analysis instruments, has partnered with Ultrapharm gluten-free bakery to monitor its modified atmosphere packs (MAP).

User experience driving consistent product delivery

The ease of product removal and the amount dispensed are primary concerns of manufacturers, according to Stable Micro Systems.

Foodborne pathogens feel force of US army

A US army research centre is developing a portable food safety sensor to capture and detect foodborne pathogens.

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Kapa Biosystems reveals role in 100k genome project

Kapa Biosystems has revealed its Library Preparation Kits will be used in the 100K Foodborne Pathogen Genome Project.

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Marshfield completes PathoGenetix system evaluation

Marshfield Food Safety has completed an evaluation of the Resolution Microbial Genotyping System from PathoGenetix.

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Roka Listeria assay backed by AOAC

Roka Bioscience’s Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay has received AOAC Performance Tested Methods SM certification from the AOAC Research Institute (AOAC-RI).

HPP food market nearing $12bn

Demand for high-pressure processing equipment and food/beverage products is surging; one expert from HPP provider Avure outlines some of the reasons for the growth.

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CE-MS assessed for identifying pathogens

The potential of Capillary Electrophoresis Mass Spectrometry (CE-MS) is being assessed for use in identifying pathogenic microorganisms

JBT: Get equipment sanitation down cold

One food technology expert says it is more important than ever for processing firms to keep their equipment up to stringent safety standards.

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It’sFresh! relocates to support global expansion

It’sFresh! said that its move to a new office will provide access to technical facilities to support global expansion.

MOCON: Automation essential in testing technology

MOCON has launched an oxygen permeation testing system that meets increased demand for automation and rapid results.

Animal feed industry gets a new website

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

Food safety facility gives contamination a PASS

Thermo Fisher Scientific has opened the doors to a specialized facility that tackles contamination and product anomalies in consumer packaged foods.

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Food science and safety take center stage at conference

The International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing and Technology, produced by OMICS, gives food professionals a platform to explore and share wisdom on safety and quality issues.

Honey may stop bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Honey could be one solution to the ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to researchers.

Pilot plant helps Salmonella in spices research

Research on how spices become contaminated with Salmonella has got a boost with the opening of a new building at Virginia Tech.  

The sky’s the limit for FILMtech

FILMtech has gone into partnership with Q4 Services in Florida to make polyester films for conical mirrors.


Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

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