Food design & research > Test systems

Bugs beware: quick test for fatal cacao disease developed

05 October, 2021

Chocolate makers may indirectly benefit from a test that can quickly detect asymptomatic plants for the disease that has killed thousands of cacao trees.


New gas-detecting LEDs pass the sniff test

02 September, 2021

The new LEDs can be used to easily and cheaply detect gases, including those that are produced by off food


US scientists create Listeria map for pathogen tracing

10 August, 2021

Cornell food scientists have developed a mapping tool designed to track the deadly foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, which could provide benefits for the food industry.


Monitoring microbes with handheld DNA sequencers

15 April, 2021

Researchers have tested handheld DNA sequencers as a routine microbial monitoring solution for food production facilities.


Taking the guesswork out of cheese production

03 March, 2021

Researchers have devised a method that allows cheese quality to be checked much earlier and more precisely, making cheese production more efficient.


Aussie researcher discovers micro beer testing method

09 February, 2021

An Aussie researcher has discovered a new way to conduct extremely small-scale brewing experiments, potentially leading to better beer.


Verizon's 5G launch to improve manufacturing industry

11 November, 2020

Telecommunications company Verizon announced the launch of its international private 5G platform for global enterprises located in the Asia–Pacific region.


Researchers fight billion-dollar wine fraud industry

10 November, 2020

Aussie researchers find potential 'fingerprint' wine authentication solution to fight against the estimated billion-dollar wine fraud industry.


Listeria management in low-risk foods

27 October, 2020

The American Frozen Food Institute has published a report on alternative approaches to the risk management of Listeria in low-risk foods.


Nestlé launches R&D Accelerator to drive innovation for dairy products

01 October, 2020

The new feature provides an important platform to assist start-ups, students and scientists with bringing products from ideation to commercialisation.


Scientists find non-destructive way to test spinach

30 September, 2020

Scientists have developed a non-destructive way to analyse the quality of fresh spinach, bypassing the need to destroy testing samples.


Aussie wine consumption stable during COVID-19 lockdown

02 July, 2020

Research from the University of South Australia has shown that wine consumption rates have maintained steady pre-COVID-19 rates, even during lockdown.


Golden artificial tongue used to taste maple syrup

07 May, 2020

Canadian researchers have developed an artificial tongue using gold nanoparticles that can determine the taste and flavour complexity of maple syrup.


Scientists develop a quick Salmonella detection method

10 March, 2020

Food scientists have developed a method to rapidly identify Salmonella serotypes in two hours, completing the whole identification process in eight hours.


Massey University to help eradicate M. bovis from NZ

09 March, 2020

The Mycoplasma bovis Programme has selected Massey University to research the impacts of M. bovis on cattle in New Zealand.


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