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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

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.


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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Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...


Wisdom trumps washing in effective sanitation programs

Thorough staff training is more important to a food sanitation program's chances of success than the chemicals used to clean equipment, according ChemStar.

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MOCON expands university packing technology

MOCON is donating oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapor permeation instruments, package integrity test equipment and headspace analyzers to a university in Ireland.


Food technologies wage war against pathogens

Novel technologies like high-pressure processing can win the war to lengthen shelf life and eradicate foodborne illness, according to industry experts.

Seward increases UK manufacturing capacity

Seward has increased production capacity for Stomacher blender bags with additional manufacturing in the UK.

InstantLabs to co-develop seafood species identification tests

InstantLabs has partnered with the University of Guelph to co-develop DNA-based seafood species identification tests to tackle marketplace fraud.

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Fortress unveils FM software

Fortress Technology has released its FM software which is compatible with previous detectors.

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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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