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Cracked? Preventing Salmonella in nuts focus for research

Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded almost $400,000 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reduce the Salmonella risk of low-moisture foods.

More info needed to determine nanosilver exposure risk

Measurements of nanomaterials in consumer products are urgently needed to assess exposure, according to a final opinion looking at silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP).

Grant for novel bacteria detection and separation method

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.

Changing face of food safety in 2014

Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting, Inc

3M indicator test given AOAC approval

3M Food Safety’s Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received certification from an AOAC program months after the product was launched.

Surface steam pasteurisation can prevent listeria on fish, says researcher

Rapid heating of the surface with steam at 100 °C can prevent listeria on fish, according to a Nofima researcher.

Salmonella in eggs problem cracked through radio frequency technique

A novel technique for rapidly pasteurizing eggs in the shell without damaging the egg white could reduce salmonella, according to researchers.

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Hygiena tests backed by AOAC-RI

Hygiena has received backing for two of its rapid diagnostic tests from the AOAC Research Institute.

Merck Millipore identifies growth in demand for foodborne testing

Granulated culture media and rapid immunological pathogen tests can help as the demand for easier, faster and more cost efficient foodborne testing grows, according to Merck Millipore.

Genome Canada reveals E.coli research grants

Genome Canada has selected two applicants that will receive half a million dollars in funding for the rapid detection of pathogentic E.coli.

PathoGenetix unveils tech for rapid food pathogen identification

PathoGenetix recently demonstrated its Genome Sequence Scanning technology, which facilitates the rapid serotype identification and Salmonella strains in food.

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bioMérieux launches automated test for rapid enumeration of total flora in food

bioMérieux has launched an automated test which it claims enumerates total flora in food products and environmental samples in 24 hours.

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Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing foodborne disease

Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing the speed that foodborne diseases spread across the world, according to bioMérieux.

Fresh breakthroughs in pathogen detection

Recent breakthroughs in pathogen detection include a new rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method from Thermo Fisher Scientific and quicker and a more accurate way to pinpoint types of microbes.

DuPont real-time salmonella test certified

Food processors seeking rapid solutions in the war against pathogens have access to a fresh weapon in the form of the DuPont BAX System for detecting Salmonella.

Basque researchers hone rapid pathogen detection

Rapid diagnosis tools to identify germs on the production line are being developed by scientists at the Basque CIC microGUNE cooperative research centre.

Technology allows faster screening for bacteria on food

Australian researchers have claimed a breakthrough that will allow them to use DNA amplification on “microspheres” to rapidly detect and identify large numbers of different bacteria at once.

Neogen unveils rapid Listeria detection test

Neogen Corporation has claimed it has developed the quickest enrichment and assay run-time test to detect Listeria.

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