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Project seeks processors for nanotech product development

A UK-based consultant is looking for processors to join a collaborative research project aimed at exploring the benefits that nanotechnology can bring to the food and drink industries.

Swab test reduces pathogen detection time, claims manufacturer

A new test for perishable foods such as salads can detect pathogens within minutes, its manufacturer claims.

Scientists identify genes for perfect coffee beans

Scientists from Brazil and France have moved a step closer to creating the perfect cup of coffee after identifying key genes that can affect flavour in the beans.

Gas controller provides fine touch to atmosphere control

A new gas flow controller can help processors save on costs by accurately adjusting oxygen levels in packaging or at produce storage facilities, its manufacturer claims.

Traffic light risk rating for food suppliers

Suppliers of private label food and drink to multiple retailers may be given 'traffic light' ratings to show their attention to food safety and risk management, under a new project,...

Eugene Science aims to take phytosterols to fattier foods

Korean biotech Eugene Science is building up its patent store for a plant sterol manufacturing process using nano molecules and particles that it says is especially useful for fat-soluble formulations.

Wild labs cleared for independent testing

Labs owned by German flavours firm Wild have been certified to perform independent testing, offering its customers in the food and drink industry an easier way to analyse new product...

Fresh bread tester launched

A new machine allows manufacturers to test the freshness of packaged and unpackaged bread without risking damage.

Pre-wash system improves bottle cleaning

A pre-wash system significantly improves the cleaning performance of bottle washers, its manufacturer claims.

DNA pathogen test will produce results within hours

A DNA-based pathogen detection system, that will provide test results within hours, is being developed through funding from Tate & Lyle.

Preservation system bears fruit for processors

Agrofresh have unveiled improved sales results and new research to back-up the success of its SmartFresh fruit and vegetable preservations system.

Developer targets injectable RFID ink at meat market

A biocompatible radio-frequency identification (RFID) ink would allowprocessors to track individual cuts of meat or vegetables, allowing them to make speedy recalls during food contamination outbreaks.

German project to create meat analysis RFID

Researchers in Germany are developing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology that will measure and transmit the quality and condition of meat as well as enable processors to identify products throughout...

Antimicrobial paper extends shelf life, claims manufacturer

MicrobeGuard today announced the launch of a lining paper liner that will feature AgION antimicrobial technology.

New freshness test for pre-packaged bread

Bakery Equipment supplier Stable Micro Systems has developed a new way of determining bread softness and freshness in pre-packaged loaves - allowing manufacturers to test store-ready bread without risking damage.

Starch research targets clean label products

New research into the properties of various starches could be of use to food manufacturers developing clean label products.

EBI Food Safety sets up China office

Dutch company EBI Food Safety has opened a representative office in Beijing to meet demand in Asia for its natural anti-bacterial products.

Book review

Pasteurisation guide provides practical advice on standards

An updated guide on pasteurisation aims to help processors set manufacturing standards that allow for the consistent production of safe foods.

Scientists speed up pathogen detection system

A new technique developed by scientists improves on mass spectrometry detection methods to speed up the identification of foodborne pathogens.

Food-standard pressure transmitter launched with 10-year warranty

A new range of pressure transmitters with food standard clean-in-place (CIP) capability has been launched with the longest warranty in the industry, its manufacturer claims.

Healthy trans fat oil developed?

University of Arkansas researchers have developed a trans fat oil that they claim could have health benefits.

Low-phytate dough promises better nutrition

US scientists have been examining newly-developed varieties of low-phytate, high-phosphorus wheat in order to assess its impact on baking quality, nutritional content and suitability for industrial bread production.

Trans Fat Focus

New Tate & Lyle ingredient system targets trans free desserts

British ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has introduced a new method to eliminate trans fats in desserts, a move that comes in response to the renewed trans fat momentum in...

Cold water cools Salmonella rate in eggs

Using cold water instead of warm during a second wash of eggs can help cooling, which reduces the risk of pathogen growth both inside and outside the shell, according to...

Irradiation kills pathogens not taste, according to study

Irradiation technology effectively kills foodborne pathogens such as Listeria without conclusively worsening taste or smell, according to a new study.

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