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Ancera raises funds ahead of pathogen detection tech launch

Ancera has raised $8.9m to commercialize its single-cell transport technology by early next year.

Research round-up: AMS for food fraud and traceability tips

FoodQualityNews has rounded up below recent examples of research relevant to food safety and quality control.

Boost for Sri Lankan cinnamon industry

A joint project is helping cinnamon producers in Sri Lanka meet food safety and hygiene standards to boost export opportunities.

No specific link in two related EIEC outbreaks - study

Whole genome sequencing showed organisms isolated from case-patients in two UK outbreaks were genetically related but no specific epidemiologic link was identified, according to a synopsis.

Biosensor developed to identify allergens faster

Canadian scientists have developed a nanotechnology and aptamer based biosensor to detect allergens such as peanut protein and gluten.

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PURE Bioscience sets calendar year adoption targets

Goals for this year include completing the USDA approval process as a processing aid for raw poultry and testing PURE Control for beef and pork and file FCNs with the...

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Eurofins and McGill University to provide co-branded training

Eurofins Food Safety Systems (EFSS) has partnered with a university to provide co-branded public training for the Canadian food manufacturing industry.

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South African conference on food safety and security

A conference on food safety and security has been held in South Africa.

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The Center for Food Integrity expands into Canada

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has expanded into Canada.

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Universitat de València establishes lab HQ in Cairo

The Universitat de València has inaugurated the headquarters of its Nutrition and Food Safety Observatory for the Developing World in Cairo, Egypt.

Parmigiano Reggiano authenticity targeted by researchers

A method to determine Parmigiano Reggiano authenticity has been developed by researchers.

Research round-up: Norovirus and synthetic dye screening method

Before we head to the production line we must do the background work. Here, FQN takes a look at recent examples of research relevant to food safety and quality control.

Antimicrobials concealing Salmonella debate reignited

Antimicrobial chemicals used as processing aids may lead to false-negative results in pathogen testing, according to a study.

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VUV detector to be used in gas chromatography research

VUV Analytics will provide its VGA-100 Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) detector to help a researcher determine organic contaminants in fish as they transfer through the food chain.

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Almost 75% believe German food is safe – BfR survey

Almost three quarters of survey respondents believe that food in Germany is safe but more than half are concerned about pesticide residue and microplastics in food and genetically modified foods,...

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Food safety project included in grant funding

Food safety research has been included in the second round of seed grant funding by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS).

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Rich Family Foundation donates $250,000 to food safety lab

Rich Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to a food research lab at Cornell University.

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Food safety focus for New Zealand research centre

The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre has been officially launched.

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Breakthrough enables scientists to see ‘nanoscale’ mixing processes in liquids

Scienion and the University of California San Diego have developed a tool that allows scientists to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, 'nanoscale' mixing processes in...

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NTU and Wageningen partner on food science and technology

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Wageningen University have partnered on a PhD program on food science and technology.

Imaging technique evaluated for food authenticity testing

Spectral imaging shows potential as a non-destructive analytical approach for use in food authenticity testing, according to a study.

Italy investigates ongoing Listeria outbreak

An investigation is ongoing in Italy into Listeria illnesses with a suggested link to pork.

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Adam Equipment targets Asian lab balance market

Adam Equipment has targeted exhibitions in Asia to meet existing distributors and understand the markets better.

Recommendations after 2015 Salmonella outbreak from pork

The largest Salmonella outbreak in Washington in recent history highlighted the need for prevention strategies and food handling education, according to researchers.

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USDA reveals grant for food safety projects

Almost $5m in grants has been made available by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food safety education, training, and technical assistance projects.

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