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Regulators, scientists form food safety networks

Over the last month, regulators, doctors and scientists have formed communications networks toget a better fix on the problems affecting food safety across the bloc.

Agitator adds delicate touch to the mix

By fitting an agitator to its range of volumetric depositors, food processors can now mixdelicate products without having to buy a new machine, says UK-based Turbo Systems.

New yoghurt process extends shelf-life

A new manufacturing process has the potential to extend the shelf life of yoghurts with live and active cultures.

Flat label records time, temperature

A new flat label can record time and temperature data on food products for up to eight weeks,providing a record in case safety has been compromised by improper storage.

Rosemary packaging extends meat shelf life

Spanish researchers have found a way to keep meat looking pink and fresh on the shelf, withoutthe use of carbon monoxide.

Food scientists burrow deeper into industry issues

Food scientists are burrowing down into the molecular level of processing, finding new solutionsto industry's manufacturing problems, according to organisers here at a conference.

Smart label indicates accidental freezing

A new label on the market can indicate when temperature sensitive products have been accidentally frozen during transport or storage.

Chocolate technology on display

Manufacturers are lining up innovative processing equipment to attract confectioners at the upcoming international baking trade fair, the IBA.

Acrylamide study points way to processing methods

A predictive model developed to determine final acrylamide levels in processed potatoes can be used to reduce the potential carcinogen in other products, says a researcher from Dublin.

Nano napkin detects pathogens with a swipe

A new biodegradable napkin under development uses nanotechnology to detect contamination in food products.

Danisco enzyme cuts costs and crumbs

A new baking enzyme which aims to cut costs on the production line and increase the shelf life of bakery products has been launched by ingredients giant Danisco.

Food technologists debate processing techniques in Nantes

Food technologists are meeting this week in Nantes, France, to debate the latest scientific discoveries in processing, health and safety.

Book review

Traceability made easier

A new book gives food industry managers an expert look at the legal requirements on traceability and the strategies and tools available to fulfill them.

Rugged pH sensor built for tough use, manufacturer claims

A new sensor on the market is designed to quickly measure pH in food samples, providing plants with a means of testing the quality of their products.

Texture analysis to standardise products

A machine that analyses texture will allow manufacturers to better standardise their mixes for pre-formed products, says its developer.

Taking the guesswork out of microbial production

A Netherlands-based research company claims a breakthrough in developing a more efficient way to produce the microorganisms used in industrial food production.

Machine speeds up dough making process, company claims

A new machine on the market uses a multi-roller satellite head to produce dough sheets with less strain, its manufacturer claims.

Plant extracts beat synthetics as meat preservatives, says study

Grape seed and pine bark extracts as additives in cooked meats performed better than the synthetic preservatives in oxidation and microbial effects, results that could be readily acceptable to consumers...

Italian producers push for organic label

Italy's organic food industry is pressuring the government to develop a labelling system for local produce.

'Healthy' crisps aim to improve Walkers image

Following a £15m (€22.2m) investment in research and development at the company, UK crisp giant Walkers has launched a new 'healthier' range to attract snack-loving consumers worried about their waistlines.

EU companies consolidating to boost R&D investments

Despite the reluctance of many EU food and packaging companies to invest more in research and development, some have taken up the challenge of keeping the bloc on the leading...

Company receives award for bacteriophage technology

A Netherlands-based company producing bacteria that kill pathogens has won a Frost & Sullivan award for innovation in food safety.

Tasting robot could be next generation quality and safety tool

A "tasting" robot that can identify foods, drinks and their ingredients through the packaging provides a glimpse into the future direction of safety and quality control in manufacturing plants. ...

Amcor uses oxygen-scavenging PET for wine

Amcor has taken out a license to bottle wine using Constar International's oxygen-scavenging polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Food-grade lubricant designed for difficult to reach areas

A new food-grade lubricant will not stain or cause packages to become greasy and is harmless to most rubbers and plastics, its manufacturer claims.

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