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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

USDA urges processors to follow food security plans

The US has released model food security plans and training that meat, poultry and egg processing plants can utilise to strengthen security measures and prevent potential acts of intentional contamination,...

Oxoid promises quick and cost-effective food analysis

Culture media supplier Oxoid has expanded the use of innovative chromogenic substrates within its chromogenic media range to provide quick and cost-effective food analysis.

Scientists uncover secret behind unpoppable popcorn

Scientists have identified a key crystalline structure in popcorn that determines 'popability' a discovery that could help manufacturers maximise productivity and increase consumer satisfaction.

Ungerer rolls out new flavour enhancer as salt alternative for formulations

Condemned for contributing to the worsening health problems in the population, food makers are under orders to slash salt levels in their processed food formulations but replacing this cheap flavour...

New UHF tags promise safer food supply chain

Advanced ID's new ultra high frequency (UHF) technology has been analysed by Kansas State University's new Animal Identification Knowledge Laboratory in order to assess its application in the livestock industry.

Space travel pushes the boundaries of food science, says Arla

Understanding the most extreme conditions for food products will bring gains for product formulation, particularly functional foods, on Earth, says Arla Food Ingredients, the firm that has developed a new...

Tanis takes trans-fat-free aeration unit to Interpack

Tanis Food Tec, an aeration equipment supplier for the bakery, confectionery and dairy industries, claims its Temp Twin Barrel system can crystallise trans fatty acid substitutes significantly faster than its...

Kellogg cuts cereal salt under FSA pressure

Kellogg has moved to slash salt in its Corn Flakes by a quarter as the UK's Food Standards Agency promises to focus in on cereals in its public campaign to...

Eire and Northern Ireland link up to tackle food pathogens

With €173.5 million in lost earnings due to acute gastroenteritis, a new report from the Irish food agency highlights the need for a food safety system to cover the whole...

Tetra Pak heads race in redefining wine packaging

Tetra Pak has launched wine packaged in the firm's Tetra Brik aseptic package, a move that could redefine how vintners and retailers position and merchandise wine.

New test to slash patulin risk to fruit

Slicing away at contamination risk in fruit, Scottish scientists overcome obstacles to design a rapid test for the detection of the harmful mycotoxin patulin that occurs in naturally occurring moulds.

Microwave packaging browns bakery

Graphic Packaging has developed a new line of functional microwaveable packaging in answer to increasing demands for more choice and greater cooking flexibility from consumers, writes Simon Pitman.

FDA approves technology to control seafood bacteria

Tasker Capital, a distributor and marketer of a technology designed to inhibit pathogenic bacteria, says it has received a letter from the US Department of Health and Human Services of...

Testing device for unapproved GM seed

Companies wanting to test their ingredients to see if they are contaminated by the unapproved genetically modified seed corn - that was recently announced to have been let into the...

Foodborne infection by E.coli linked to lethal toxin from virus invasion

Improving the food industry's understanding of the potentially deadly food pathogen E coli, scientists in the UK identify the key event that originally transformed a harmless bacteria into a transporter...

Gene-transfer technology could increase dairy yield

Gene-transfer technology used to produce dairy cows capable of resisting a widespread bacterial infection could help dairy producers increase yields.

GEA unveils third generation filtration technology

New technology that allows for simpler, more efficient and more economical separations for dairy, food and beverage applications has been developed.

New DNA sensors offer quick cost-effective food detection

New miniature sensors for analysing DNA have been developed, opening the possibility of accurately and quickly identifying bacterial strains in foodborne illnesses and saving manufacturers millions in product recalls and...

Retailers and suppliers still face RFID frustrations

As suppliers in race to meet RFID deadlines, a new market report reveals that many retailers are still finding problems and frustrations when trying to implement the technology at a...

Key develops laser detector for food applications

Key has developed new laser-sensing technology designed to detect and remove defects and foreign material in food production.

Effective means of verifying free-range eggs developed

Scientists in the UK have developed a method of determining whether eggs labelled as free-range or barn have in fact been laid under battery conditions, suggesting eggs could be tested...

India to triple food labs to tighten quality assurance

As the Indian processed food market soars with high double digit growth across convenience and health positioned products, the Indian government will pour millions of rupees into improving food laboratories...

Food dehydration method keeps quality but cuts cost

Norwegian researchers have developed a new dehydration method that produces granulated food of the quality of vacuum freezing-dying at a fraction of the cost, writes Anthony Fletcher.

New nanotech centre opens new food possibilities

A £3.5 million grant for a new state-of-the-art nanotech research centre in the UK underlines the potential of this brave new technology for the food industry, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Impact of salmon farms on wild salmon uncovered

A new study suggests that the transfer of parasitic sea lice from salmon farms to wild salmon populations is much larger and more extensive than previously believed.