To minimise the chances of the global milk supply being impacted by safety breaches, IBM and Cornell University are using genetic sequencing and big data analytics to characterise milk.
They can't use smartphones or Wi-Fi, but bacteria have evolved some seriously complex strategies to communicate with one another. And the resulting interactions are a delicate balance of cooperation and, in some cases, competition. Biologists have uncovered a new way that bacteria lay siege to neighbouring cells by hijacking two factors involved in protein synthesis.
Whiskies might vary in taste and smell, but they are so alike in chemical composition that most analyses can't tell two similar brews apart.
Roughly 10% of people fall ill each year after eating contaminated food but identifying the source of the contamination is not simple, especially as symptoms sometimes only become evident weeks after the pathogen-containing food was consumed.
Two oyster farms on Stewart Island have Bonamia ostreae, a naturally occurring parasite. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) confirmed the detection, saying the parasite can be fatal for flat oysters; however, there is no food safety issue from eating oysters with the organism.
The Thermo Scientific refrigerated incubators for temperature applications ranging from 4 to 60°C utilise compressor technology designed to provide favourable temperature conditions for applications that require thermal stability and uniformity above, around or below the usual ambient laboratory temperature.
A new system method that provides clear results in just 45 minutes and delivers final results within the time frame of a production shift has been validated by the FDA and EP.
Forty-eight years after noroviruses were first identified, researchers have found a way to grow them in the lab — opening a path for researchers to develop systems to prevent and treat norovirus infections.
To improve understanding about the interactions between Salmonella bacteria and immune cells infected by the pathogen, as well as treatment for such infections, Stanford University is opening the Allen Discovery Center for Multiscale Systems Modeling of Macrophage Infection.
AusScan Online has added eight new parameters to its Total and Standard ileal digestible (SID) amino acid product for soyabean meal analysis.
Why are some strains (serovars) of Salmonella bacteria specific to certain types of animals? Some infect cows, others poultry and still others affect primarily humans. Why this specificity?
A highly sensitive, cost-effective technology can perform rapid bacterial pathogen screening of air, soil, water and agricultural produce in as little as 24 hours.
To remain competitive, Australian manufacturers need to guarantee excellent quality whilst protecting their profit margins. To achieve these standards, human inspection is no longer enough. Automated product inspection ticks all the boxes whilst reducing operational expenses and optimising plant efficiency.
A Californian food tech start-up wants to be the go-to search engine to bring full transparency to the food industry.