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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

Detectable items more important than ever: Detectamet

With food safety for at the forefront of producers’ minds, interest in detectable products for production zones has soared in recent years, according to UK-based company Detectamet.

Raman microspectroscopy as part of pathogen detection?

Raman microspectroscopy could form a part of foodborne pathogen detection, according to a study.

Mycotoxin exposure could rise with dark chocolate consumption: Research

Increasing consumption of chocolate with high levels of cocoa could “elevate exposure” to food contaminants aflatoxins and ochratoxin A, according to researchers, although they acknowledged it remains a "minor source"....

Progress on Salmonella reduction in ongoing battle

Action to tackle Salmonella from primary production to consumption has made important progress in the last decade but challenges remain, according to an editorial in Eurosurveillance.

LC-MS/MS growing as food testing tool – AB SCIEX

Protein-related testing such as allergen detection and meat speciation using LC-MS/MS is gaining more interest, according to AB SCIEX.

Pathogen detection: You spin me right round, right round

A lab on a disc has been created which researchers claim can detect pathogens in 30 minutes.

Glucose fuels Salmonella's fire

Glucose is a major nutrient used by Salmonella Typhimurium during infection in humans, according to research.

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

Barrier properties of whey protein coatings increased

Adding an enzyme to whey protein coatings could decrease oxygen permeability by up to a factor of five, according to a study.

Nofima to start work at pathogen pilot plant

Nofima is to start work at a specially designed processing plant to produce and package food deliberately contaminated with pathogenic bacteria in the next month.

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CANARY helps pathogen detection

PathSensors Inc. is introducing the portable Zephyr Pathogen Identifier system, which it claims delivers rapid, detection of bacteria, virus and toxins in powder and liquid samples in minutes.

Headwall inks deal with USDA on poultry inspection

Machine vision provider Headwall Photonics has formed a partnership with the USDA on technology for high-speed, in-line inspection of poultry.

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3M scoops prize at Edison Awards

3M has received an award for its Salmonella detection technology which gives results in 44 hours.

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AbCelex Technologies raises funds for pathogen control tech

AbCelex Technologies Inc has closed on $2m in Series A venture capital financing.

Water-assisted pulsed light shows decontamination potential

Water-assisted pulsed light processing could be a non-chemical alternative to chlorine washing to decontaminate blueberries, according to researchers.  

Greens producer lands 100% on safety audit

Hollandia Produce, which specializes in leafy greens and ‘living’ lettuce, has earned a perfect score on a certification audit offered by Azzule Systems.

‘Invisible’ olive oil tags to stop adulteration

An invisible label to protect olive oil from adulteration has been developed by ETH researchers.

Hormel applauds Avure for HPP technology

Hormel Foods has recognized high-pressure processing technology firm Avure with its Spirit of Excellence Award.

Key: Food sorting demands power and speed

Food sorting technology is evolving to meet producer demand for faster machines and precise performance, according to a Key Technology executive.

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Waters tackles substance migration of packaging materials

Packaging material manufacturers must control and monitor their product to ensure there is no risk from extractable and leachable components, said Waters.


Is the Food Safety Summit worth the trip?

The Food Safety Summit is just one of an astounding amount of food events dedicated to sanitation, quality, testing, and other industry issues—examining the show's features can help weigh the...

Veggie burger lands ‘clean’ food honors

Sunshine Burger’s Black Bean South West veggie burger has been named among the Cleanest Packaged Foods of 2014.

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Food safety question growing in global importance

The question of food safety is becoming more and more important everywhere in the world, according to Biotecon Diagnostics.

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Anton Paar: Sample prep just got easier

Sample preparation can now be done faster and in a simpler way, according to Anton Paar.

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Eppendorf targets growth in food and beverage

Eppendorf has said that it has the intention to be more aware with its products in the food and beverage sector.