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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

Action of anti-cancer foods revealed

The discovery of the anti-cancer mechanism behind certain natural compounds could present the food industry with exciting new opportunities, reports Jess Halliday.

GM dairy herd promises 'medicine milk'

A New Zealand research group plans to create a genetically modified dairy herd capable of producing 'medicinal milk' that it says may be used to fight a range of diseases...

Database created for cleaning chemicals

With the emphasis on food safety, there has been a rush on the market to provide companies with effective cleaning solutions to wipe out harmful bacteria.

Scientists develop fast bacteria detector

A new DNA-based test machine for identifying deadly bacteria is faster, easier to use and more precise than some methods currently used by food and beverage processors, according to research...

Gorgonzola gets a safety check

A system that can rapidly detect pathogens within 48 hours has gone into full implementation at a gorgonzola production plant in Italy.

Scientist studies use of bacteria to improve food taste

Scientist Michael Gaenzle believes injections of bacteria and enzymes can help improve the taste of food, giving processors a way of enhancing the flavour and nutrition of their products.

Food industry gears up for new ISO safety standard

With the deadline approaching for a new global standard on managing food safety in plants, the industry is gearing up to train employees on how to keep contaminants out of...

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.


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...

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