Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) are learning how to identify and track sources of foodborne illness.
A model for statistically calculating the amounts of microbes in the production chain has been developed by the Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira).
Massey University engineers have developed a highly sensitive device that is able to detect synthetic compounds that leach from plastic packaging into food.
Progress on a reagent free technology to detect foodborne pathogens has been presented during a vendor seminar at an international conference in Prague.
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) has been found to hold ‘significant potential’ to replace gold-standard typing methods such as PFGE for routine surveillance and detection of outbreaks.
Existing guidelines and infrastructures are not adequate to monitor online trade in cheese, according to authors of a study who found hygiene issues such as pathogens in samples.
Consumers are reluctant to respond to food safety risks if the recommendations interfere with their existing habits, according to a study.
Finding out how Salmonella gets started could lead to ways of reducing infections, according to an assistant professor at a Canadian University.
Ozone Purification (OZO) has secured an undisclosed investment from Astia Angels and Wheatsheaf Group.
The main cause of a staphylococcal outbreak in Luxembourg was likely due to not maintaining the cold chain after food preparation, according to a study.
Almost a third of seafood was mislabelled in Brussels with economic reasons the main driver behind the fraud, according to Oceana.
Foodborne outbreaks accounted for 3,301 illnesses, 225 hospitalizations and 30 deaths, according to an analysis of a reporting system in Canada.
A seminar this week is hoping to build on outcomes from the Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary (SPS) week in China last year on food safety.
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has called for research projects and said $3m funding is available.
A method for screening bacterial pathogens in the environment has been developed by researchers.
Two US-based regional centers supporting food safety training and education will be created thanks to a $2m grant.
Food recalls are likely to be inefficient in response to Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) outbreaks, according to researchers.
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has awarded 11 grants worth almost $2m to boost food safety in the sector.
A possible reason for how caramel coated apples were behind a multi-state Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to seven deaths has been revealed by researchers.
Current control measures for raw milk production are not sufficient to prevent illness, according to a review of an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (YP) last year.
An EU project is to validate optimum controls for three technologies to boost market uptake.
A consortium has been created by Purdue University to improve freeze-drying technology.
Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.
More than a third of people believe food retailers or manufacturers don’t act quickly enough or provide timely information during health scares, according to Trace One.
Strains of harmless E. coli in the intestine can interact with pathogenic varieties to increase or decrease how much toxin the pathogen produces, according to research.