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VTT creates 100% bio-based stand-up pouch for crisps, potato chips and muesli

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.

Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits recalled for mineral oil contamination

The Belgian Food Authority (FASFC) has recalled several Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits due to mineral oil contamination.

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Steamy solution to ensure melon safety

Steam can kill E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria on cantaloupes, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

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Bonamar launches irradiated crab meat

Bonamar Corporation has partnered with Gateway America to launch crab meat products that have been irradiated.

JBT Corporation acquires Avure Technologies for $57m

JBT Corporation has acquired Avure Technologies, which provides high pressure processing (HPP) systems, for $57m.

Witt gas analyser measures trace oxygen levels

Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.

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Diversified Technologies launches Pulsed Electric Field system

Diversified Technologies has introduced a Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) system for processing fruits and vegetables.

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915 Labs and Printpack to present MATS technology

A Thai university is hosting a conference to introduce a method for packaging foods and beverages called Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS).

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Fresh Strips in SPIE Startup Challenge

A start-up focussed on improving food safety and reducing waste has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 SPIE Startup Challenge.

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EU project for nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging

An EU-funded project is aiming to extend food shelf life by using novel antimicrobial surfaces applied in active packaging.

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Poindexter Nut Company adds second Napasol pasteurization line

Poindexter Nut Company has increased its walnut pasteurization capacity with a second Napasol pasteurization line.

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FAO and Sapienza University work together on food safety

The FAO and an Italian University have strengthened collaboration around areas including food safety.

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Bruker acquires Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker has acquired a manufacturer of benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for applied and industrial applications.

Use of infrared and UV investigated to inactivate microorganisms on meat

Fraunhofer IVV is helping to develop processes for the surface sterilization of packaged meat and sausage products.

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Shanghai Food Safety Federation visits Döhler

The Shanghai Food Safety Federation has visited Döhler’s Asia-Pacific headquarters.

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Nanotechnology forms part of EU project

An EU project is to run pilot lines in operational industrial environments to manufacture antimicrobial polymer films.

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Massey University hopes novel tech will put it on the MAPs (or MATs)

Massey University is mulling the creation of a centre based around a novel food processing technology.

Avure on new directions for HPP, and the real takeaways from those FDA warning letters…

High pressure processing (HPP) is rapidly gaining traction in new food and beverage applications, while the growing toll network has also made it more accessible, says HPP specialist Avure, which...

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Breathable films market to reach $3.21bn by 2021 with demand for longer-shelf life in packaged cheese

The global market for breathable films is estimated to reach $3.21bn by 2021, registering a CAGR of 7.5%, between 2016 and 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets research firm. The figure was $2.10bn in 2015.

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State funding helps Cornell expand food safety capacity

A Cornell University center is to expand commercialization capabilities with $1m in state funding.

Novozymes buys Organobalance to boost microbial tech position

Novozymes has acquired microbial research company Organobalance to strengthen its position in microbial technologies.

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Aloe based fruit and veg coating comes to US market

Aloe Eco Park SAPI de CV has launched an aloe based edible coating in the US fruit and vegetable market.

Research round-up: Campylobacter, S. aureus and Listeria control

We have been busy again collecting a selection of recent research relevant to food safety and quality control which you can find below.

FlavorActiV and Bruker partner on beer flavor stability

FlavorActiV and Bruker Corporation have partnered to help breweries improve flavor stability.

Flexfresh expands product offering with Rambutan trials

Uflex is running trials with an exotic fruit producer to extend shelf life of Rambutan and open up export markets.

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