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Asia and Europe come together to talk food safety

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.

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Center for Produce Safety calls for research proposals

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has called for research projects and said $3m funding is available.

Pathogen screening method developed by researchers

A method for screening bacterial pathogens in the environment has been developed by researchers.

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USDA-NIFA grants establish regional centers for food safety

Two US-based regional centers supporting food safety training and education will be created thanks to a $2m grant.

Surveillance systems to detect CFP ‘essential’ after diagnosis failure

Food recalls are likely to be inefficient in response to Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) outbreaks, according to researchers.

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Produce research backed by CPS

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has awarded 11 grants worth almost $2m to boost food safety in the sector.

Researchers suggest how caramel coated apples support Listeria growth

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.

Control measures for raw milk ‘not sufficient’ to prevent illness

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.

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EU project hopes to remove uptake barriers for novel food processing tech

An EU project is to validate optimum controls for three technologies to boost market uptake.

Consortium aims to ensure freeze-drying tech not left in the cold

A consortium has been created by Purdue University to improve freeze-drying technology.

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Nestlé Pakistan: Research is one of the first steps towards food safety

Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.

Trace One: Consumers concerned about safety and quality of foods

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.

E.coli interaction changes toxin production

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.

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Getting active and intelligent with food packaging and safety

Packaging from food industry by-products, the problems which can come with scaling up, active materials and limiting pathogen growth were on the agenda in Erding this week.  

Leatherhead acquired by Science Group for £1.6M

Leatherhead Food Research has been bought out of administration by the Science Group for £1.6M in a move that will rid the organisation of its legacy pension deficit, the buyer...

Hiperbaric to install HPP system at Cornell University

A Hiperbaric high pressure processing (HPP) machine will be installed at Cornell University thanks to State funding.

Engineering plants to produce protein to kill E.coli

Plant-produced colicins could be used to kill pathogenic E. coli, according to researchers.

Growth of eating ‘risky foods’ could lead to foodborne disease increase

Low and middle income countries (LMICs) bear the brunt of foodborne disease (FBD), according to a review.

Novel method detects E.coli in less than 24 hours

A method described as similar to a ‘pregnancy test’ has been developed for detecting contamination of meat products with E.coli O157 in less than 24 hours.

Reasons behind SES-related risk for foodborne illness ‘not clear’ - study

Links between socioeconomic status (SES) and foodborne pathogens have been analysed to better direct prevention efforts.

‘Off switch’ enzyme in biofilms identified to prevent formation

An enzyme that shuts down signals that bacteria use to form a biofilm has been found by researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD).

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Give me five, says FSA with research proposal call

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is inviting expressions of interest for research proposals in five areas.

Technology trends: HPP most important food technology – now and in the future

High pressure processing (HPP) will be the most commercially important food processing technology for European industry in the next ten years, according to new data. 

US researchers uncover mislabelled meat in two studies

Mislabelled meat – including horse - has been found by US researchers in two separate studies who said reasons for the findings could vary from economic adulteration to accidental cross contamination.

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