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R&D is ever-changing as whole genome sequencing, antimicrobials and nanomaterials are investigated for food safety uses

R&D

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

Electronic Sensor smells a new market in food sector

Electronic Sensor Technology's gas sniffer is undergoing trials in the agricultural sector as a food quality tester, to see whether it can detect the gasses of bug infestation in plants...

Teagasc brings simple access to food residue database

Irish food body launches new food residue database online after government-funded project comes to fruition.

Tasker expands use of its anti-pathogen technology

US-based Tasker Capital, which is attempting to expand its reach into the food market, will test its anti-pathogen pHarlo technology at a commercial poultry processor after it received authorisation this...

Color coded pathogens offer safer food formulation

New technology could soon make it cheap and easy to identify food pathogens by tagging them with color-coded probes made out of synthetic tree-shaped DNA.

Scientists kick off global effort to map wheat genome

Unleashing potential gains in quality and sustainability for this common food, scientists will embark on a new project to track the wheat genome.

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Highway to health

Parked on the hot coals of public opinion, the food industry can lose no time in proving how healthy its products are.

Lower cooking temperatures combat acrylamide, more evidence

New research from the US backs growing evidence that food makers wanting to slice acrylamide from their fried food products should opt for lower cooking temperatures.

Fermentation method cuts peanut allergens?

As Europe prepares for tougher rules on allergen labelling, a new study could help food makers by slicing away the allergenicity of peanut products, reports Lindsey Partos.

New lactic acid product helps sausage makers fight listeria

Number one culture maker Chr Hansen launches new product based on lactic acid to help salami and fermented sausage makers fight the common food pathogen listeria, reports Lindsey Partos.

Agent QC: A secret sensor on the job

Finding out if the truck delivering your frozen fish fails to keep your goods at the proper temperature could become easier with Agent QC's undercover transport tracking system, reports AhmedElAmin.

Rice biotech link up brings gains to Hisparroz

Ambitious rice giant Hisparroz will link up with a gene discovery firm to bring new rice varieties to market and fresh gains to the bottom line, the Spanish group has...

Poultry campylobacter source found in lungs

The source of the bacterium Campylobacter on poultry farmsand in processing plants probably lies in the birds' lungs, according to research by two scientists, reports Ahmed ElAmin.

New accord brings Asian and UK food scientists in closer collaboration

European and Asian food scientists will link up under a new agreement through their respective professional bodies.

DNA test tackles deadly cereal disease

A new DNA-based test could make the identification of fungi that cause Fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereal grains far easier to detect.

Pathogen study targets eradication of black rot

A large-scale study into the bacterial pathogen responsible for major vegetable crop losses worldwide could lead to significant savings for food producers.

Nanotech discovery promises safer food packaging

A UK research institute believes it has identified safe and effective antimicrobial nanoparticles for food packaging, a discovery that could revolutionise how food is packaged in the future.

RFID patent promises future of cheaper tags

Multispectral Solutions (MSSI) has been awarded a patent for ultra wideband RFID, a technology that promises more accurate tracking of products and the possibility of cheaper tags in the future.

Para Red testing launched as consumer confidence wavers

RSSL is launching a single screening service to test for the presence of illegal food colourings such as Sudan I-IV, Para Red and Orange G just as public concern over...

Soleris shelf-life test quicker than conventional means

A new study suggests that Soleris technology is over five times faster than conventional test methods in determining the shelf-life of pasteurised milk.

Canadian beef industry loses patience over border dispute

Canadian frustration over the failure to reopen the US border to Canadian beef imports has fuelled demands to accelerate the expansion of its own meat processing capacity, writes Anthony Fletcher.

US industry discusses agroterror threat

The US will host its first international symposium on the burgeoning threat of agroterrorism to discuss ways of reducing the US food supply chain's vulnerability to terrorist tampering, Tom Armitage...

ASI launches food detection for tricky applications

ASI Instruments has launched ShieldPoint, a series of radio frequency capacitance switches designed for point level detection in challenging food applications such as sticky slurries,reports Anthony Fletcher.

GM rice: China to supply?

While acceptance of genetically modified ingredients remains divided across the globe, recent field trials in China suggest GM rice could reduce health problems and increase yields in the burgeoning Chinese...

New network expands RFID's scope of traceability

A port operator and an RFID supplier are building an RFID-based network to track and manage containerised ocean cargo, a move that could save companies billions and guarantee supply chain...

Coca-Cola to test citrus flavours for new drinks

Opportunities are flourishing for flavour suppliers targeting health-positioned drinks as number one soft drinks firm Coca-Cola says it will push R&D investment in health positioned products.

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