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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

‘Yeast Lightning!’ UK firm reveals big beer interest in testing kit

UK firm BACTEST says a major global brewer is trialing its ultra-fast testing kit for wild yeasts in beer, and insists Speedy Breedy will save money and remove the risk...

FSIS takes a closer look at molecular subtyping

Subtying methods under development and mooted for the future have been analysed by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).


Speedy sanitation guards against deadly downtime

Downtime is death for food producers; according to one conveyor expert, making sanitation quick and easy can save the day.

Food safety goes digital with time-temperature sensor

Thinfilm has developed time-temperature sensors that can be attached to packaging and tell when food in the supply chain has spoiled or reached a certain temperature.


Food testing can tell the tale of taste

A representative from Shimadzu says food analysis can gauge a product's taste, aroma, and texture to predict its chances of success in stores.


Thermo Scientific: Testing equipment must be better, faster, stronger

Thermo Scientific representatives say in the face of growing demands on food laboratories and stepped-up regulatory requirements, analytical staff must deliver top-notch performance and technology to keep up.


Cargill meat testing thinks outside the box

When Cargill Media Solutions needed to test a significant number of samples, they opted for ready-to-use liquid culture media to save time and effort.


Accelrys: Food labs demand mobility, flexibility, and automation

Food technology firms like Accelrys are launching mobile products designed to connect equipment, data, and staff.

Dispatches from EU manufacturing food and safety summit

Product visibility is the Objective

Monitoring and controlling production in real-time is crucial to tackle potential problems and have the right answers ready during inspections and audits, according to Objective.


Microtrace: Food contaminants can be murder

A food sleuth from Microtrace says proper analysis of contaminants found in food and beverage products is crucial to preventing an incident from becoming a full-blown crisis.

F&B industry will need 170,300 recruits by 2020 to meet consumer demand

Nestlé to debut live Twitter debate

Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm...

Tetra Pak cartons for olive oil

Bottles leave olive oil 'open to attack'

Carton packaging is a cheaper and better way to package olive oil, according to Crete olive oil co-operative Peza Union Crete.


Ocean Optics: There’s “room for improvement” in food safety

A representative of analytic technology firm Ocean Optics says while technology related to testing for food safety and quality has advanced, more needs to be done.


AIB: Food companies require a strong safety culture

A representative of AIB International says that building a strong safety program requires a cultural connection among food operation personnel.

Ultrasound and antimicrobials to down Salmonella

Ultrasound and antimicrobials could be combined to help reduce Salmonella levels on poultry, according to research.


Alchemy Systems: Food safety culture starts with your staff

A representative with Alchemy Systems says the most important resource a company relies on to ensure operation-wide food safety is its staff.


Food safety commitment drives grad student

A Canadian graduate student is translating her lifelong passion for food into a career dedicated to a safe food supply.

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Audit arrangements reviewed in UK

Thoughts on reviewing audit arrangements in approved meat plants have been called for by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

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Eurofins: Deal can scale-up lab activities

Eurofins has acquired a Dutch testing lab to provide a platform to scale up some of its low volume activities.

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Bunzl expands Czech Republic presence

Bunzl has made two acquisitions including a packaging supplier in the Czech Republic.

Dispatches from EU Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit

Quicker problem solving for food safety

An online scientific and technical knowledge platform is hoping to solve problems faster than currently possible.

Carbon nanotube sensor detects food dyes

A sensor that detects some synthetic organic food dyes has been created by Iranian researchers.


Diversey Consulting: How fit is your safety program?

Manufacturing safety/sanitation outfit Diversey Consulting says an effective food safety program requires going beyond documents in a binder and occasional classes.

RPA strengthening sanitation for reusable plastic containers

The Reusable Packaging Association is bringing together industry members to hammer out stronger sanitation guidelines for reusable food containers.

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Mérieux NutriSciences expands in Saudi Arabia

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired an equity position in Inspection, Diagnosis and Analysis Lab Company (IDAC), which provides food testing services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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