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Method to detect pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages

Researchers have developed a method which has a ‘strong promise’ for regulatory monitoring and commercial analysis of pesticide residues in non-alcoholic beverages.

Elemental Profiling helps trace shrimp back to origin

Farmed shrimp from Thailand, Vietnam and India could be traced back to country of origin with more than 98% confidence through elemental profiling, according to a study.

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ENEA using IR laser technology against food fraud

A laser that can ensure food product quality has been developed in an Italian project.

Nanomaterial’s growth in food use reined in by health risks: Review

The use of organic and inorganic nanomaterials (INMs) in food applications is growing, a review concludes, yet its short history has not completely revealed the associated risks. 

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

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Meat and fish top JRC fraud round-up

Meat and fish dominated a monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Swedish sapovirus outbreak sickened 650 - study

An outbreak that sickened 650 people in Sweden last year was caused by sapovirus, according to researchers.

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Novolyze at Future Food Tech NYC

Novolyze is among six start-ups which will present at an event in New York next week.

BioAust Health seeks partner for Campylobacter control product

BioAust Health has created a range of products with natural bioactives that it claims can reduce Campylobacter by greater than 5-log.

Preventing criminal use of Blockchain target for EU project

A project to prevent criminal use of blockchain technology has been launched by fifteen consortium members from seven European countries.

Raw milk and cheese poses ‘significant’ food safety risk – study

Illnesses and hospitalizations will rise as consumption of unpasteurized dairy products increases, according to a study.

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FSSAI and GFSP urge food safety investment in Asia

Public and private sectors across South Asia have signalled their intent to support increased investment in food safety.

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable...

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Food Integrity: China consumer view and impact in fish industry

Results from DNA barcoding of fish from across Europe and Chinese attitudes to food fraud were revealed during the Food Integrity conference last month.

'Poultry farms are not operating theatres' – chair of Campylobacter group

Development of a bio-security protocol for growers, new post-harvest interventions, educating consumers and enhanced surveillance were areas identified by a group put together to reduce Campylobacter risk.

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BfR expands coop with ILRI and starts pyrrolizidine alkaloids project

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Germany has expanded its cooperation with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Consider tightening Salmonella regulation on pig farms - researchers

Legislators should consider tightening regulations for Salmonella in primary production following two large outbreaks in Germany in recent years, said researchers.

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Institute of Food Research becomes Quadram Institute Bioscience

The Institute of Food Research (IFR) has become Quadram Institute Bioscience.

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Yarok technology wins UN award

Yarok Technology Transfer has won a UN innovation award for its pathogen detection technology.

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Food Integrity: Organised crime and Italian authenticity

Why the food sector attracts organised crime groups, protecting authentic Italian products and an added company to the project were highlights of the Food Integrity conference last week.

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FSNS donation supports Colorado State University renovation

Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has donated $175,000 to Colorado State University’s (CSU) Department of Animal Sciences.

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EFSA to contribute funds for allergen project

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has called for projects related to detection and quantification of allergens in foods.

A third of seafood dinners mislabeled - study

A third of seafood sampled in a study was mislabeled, according to scientists at the George Washington University.

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Inspecto among winners at UNECE awards

A company that has developed a handheld scanner to detect pesticides in fresh foods has scooped a prize at a start-up competition.

Research round-up: Salmonella in pork, Listeria in lettuce and stopping aflatoxin

With more than a third of the year gone, we take our fourth look at food safety and quality research.

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