The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has awarded 14 grants worth $2.8m directed at food safety practices for the sector.
The risk factors for Salmonella and Norovirus in tomatoes has been evaluated by a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Dr Elis Owens and Ian Bessell from Birko have been named to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Science and Technology Committee.
A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the risk of Salmonella in melons.
Confectioners’ products are at a greater risk of fungal spoilage when using clean label or alcohol free chocolate confectionery fillings, according to researchers.
How dishes initially got contaminated at a Dutch fish producer at the centre of a Salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,000 people in 2012 remains unknown.
Listeriosis caused 23,150 illnesses, 5,463 deaths, and 172,823 disability-adjusted life-years in 2010, according to estimates in a study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
There is a ‘window of opportunity’ for the analytical community to get its house in order before allergen thresholds come in, according to an analyst for the Government Chemist.
A method to detect E.coli has been developed by linking pH to the pathogen.
Inactivation and potential reactivation of E.coli in apple juice has been studied using different ultraviolet (UV) light exposure wavelengths.
A case-control study to find the source of a Hepatitis A outbreak in Italy has revealed that berries were the main risk factor followed by raw seafood.
Loma Systems has launched the X5 spacesaver X-ray, a food inspection unit which has been designed for production zones where space is at a premium.
A combined treatment to control bacteria growth and reduce population during storage has been tested on green beans by researchers.
Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight to control the deadly foodborne pathogen Clostridium botulinum, as they have discovered genes that are crucial for its...
LiquiGlide has started international patent filings to protect the intellectual property (IP) of its slippery coating technology.
The first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli linked to foodborne outbreaks has been produced by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Sub-lethal environmental stresses could stimulate antibiotic resistance in Listeria monocytogenes strains, according to research.
An evaluation of the limits of detection (LOD) of three methods has shown that all have the potential and capability of reaching less than 0.1% w/w raw horse meat in...
An expert in consumer behavior and food science has backed the use of irradiation after a study found consumers do not follow recommended food safety practices in preparing meals at...
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) profiling could help determine between organic and conventional tomatoes to prevent food fraud, according to researchers.
The sources of Listeria monocytogenes contamination and its changing patterns in a fresh cheese processing plant have been investigated by researchers.
Eating a national festive dish is a risk factor for human campylobacteriosis in Switzerland, according to researchers.
Global meat consumption will continue to boom but a consumer shift from price concerns to quality means meat processors need to step up marketing efforts, researchers warn.
Next generation genomic tools are being used in a project to reduce foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh produce.
A grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support a project which will integrate computer simulation with the teaching of food safety.