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Barrier properties of whey protein coatings increased

Adding an enzyme to whey protein coatings could decrease oxygen permeability by up to a factor of five, according to a study.

Nofima to start work at pathogen pilot plant

Nofima is to start work at a specially designed processing plant to produce and package food deliberately contaminated with pathogenic bacteria in the next month.

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CANARY helps pathogen detection

PathSensors Inc. is introducing the portable Zephyr Pathogen Identifier system, which it claims delivers rapid, detection of bacteria, virus and toxins in powder and liquid samples in minutes.

Headwall inks deal with USDA on poultry inspection

Machine vision provider Headwall Photonics has formed a partnership with the USDA on technology for high-speed, in-line inspection of poultry.

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3M scoops prize at Edison Awards

3M has received an award for its Salmonella detection technology which gives results in 44 hours.

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AbCelex Technologies raises funds for pathogen control tech

AbCelex Technologies Inc has closed on $2m in Series A venture capital financing.

Water-assisted pulsed light shows decontamination potential

Water-assisted pulsed light processing could be a non-chemical alternative to chlorine washing to decontaminate blueberries, according to researchers.  

Greens producer lands 100% on safety audit

Hollandia Produce, which specializes in leafy greens and ‘living’ lettuce, has earned a perfect score on a certification audit offered by Azzule Systems.

‘Invisible’ olive oil tags to stop adulteration

An invisible label to protect olive oil from adulteration has been developed by ETH researchers.

Hormel applauds Avure for HPP technology

Hormel Foods has recognized high-pressure processing technology firm Avure with its Spirit of Excellence Award.

Key: Food sorting demands power and speed

Food sorting technology is evolving to meet producer demand for faster machines and precise performance, according to a Key Technology executive.

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Waters tackles substance migration of packaging materials

Packaging material manufacturers must control and monitor their product to ensure there is no risk from extractable and leachable components, said Waters.

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Is the Food Safety Summit worth the trip?

The Food Safety Summit is just one of an astounding amount of food events dedicated to sanitation, quality, testing, and other industry issues—examining the show's features can help weigh the...

Veggie burger lands ‘clean’ food honors

Sunshine Burger’s Black Bean South West veggie burger has been named among the Cleanest Packaged Foods of 2014.

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Food safety question growing in global importance

The question of food safety is becoming more and more important everywhere in the world, according to Biotecon Diagnostics.

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Anton Paar: Sample prep just got easier

Sample preparation can now be done faster and in a simpler way, according to Anton Paar.

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Eppendorf targets growth in food and beverage

Eppendorf has said that it has the intention to be more aware with its products in the food and beverage sector.

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ACD/Labs launches informatics platform to put data in one place

ACD/Labs has released an updated version of their software platform at Analytica 2014 in Munich.

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KNF to evaporate the competition

KNF has launched a rotary evaporator to enter the sector for the first time at Analytica trade show in Munich.

RF technology kills bugs and pathogens in food

Equipment from RF Biocidics harnesses radio frequency technology to disinfect, disinfest, and pasteurize food products, without chemicals.

Merck signs food analytics deal in western Europe

Pharma giant Merck’s life sciences division, Merck Millipore, has inked a new deal with a Pennsylvania-based long-time partner in microbiology services for the European food and other sectors.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Simon King, Eagle Product Inspection?

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Simon King, global head sales, service...

NASA to grow fresh food in space

NASA has launched a ‘Veggie’ project to grow vegetables and herbs in Space and if successful, could be used on lettuce, radishes, bok choy, Chinese cabbage and bitter leafy greens.

Food safety software is as cold as ice

Customers, quality and food safety are tied together, according to the developer of a software program.

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Listeria test scores AOAC-RI certification

Following a pilot with ConAgra and other clients, Sample6's DETECT/L enrichment-free pathogen diagnostic for Listeria has been awarded AOAC certification from the organization’s Performance Tested Methods program.

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