Food design & research > Test systems

AusScan Online expands analysis for soyabean meal

24 February, 2016

AusScan Online has added eight new parameters to its Total and Standard ileal digestible (SID) amino acid product for soyabean meal analysis.


The genetics behind Salmonella's host specificity

04 November, 2015

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?


Rapid method developed for water, soil pathogen screening

19 October, 2015

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.


The ultimate guide to automated product inspection

12 October, 2015

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.


Database searches for the GMO in packaged food

30 September, 2015

A Californian food tech start-up wants to be the go-to search engine to bring full transparency to the food industry.


Sensor technology sniffs out cargo pests

31 July, 2015

Sensor technology is being trialled for the detection of insect pests in food cargo, without physical inspection.


Detecting gutter oil faster

07 July, 2015

The emergence and widespread use of gutter oils in recent years has forced companies to authenticate the oils they use in their foods.


Tracking food poisoning outbreaks with genomic sequencing

11 June, 2015

As the cost of genomic sequencing technology drops, it offers new opportunities for the identification and management of public health issues.


New detection method for food poisoning toxin

05 May, 2015

Researchers have developed a method for detecting the cereulide toxin, which causes nausea and vomiting in humans.


Restoring confidence in Japanese food safety, post-Fukushima

27 April, 2015

To help restore confidence in the safety of Japanese agricultural produce following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, a team of researchers has used technology originally designed for use in outer space to create a system to detect radioactive contamination in food.


Setaram Instrumentation announces new distributor

24 April, 2015

Setaram Instrumentation has announced that DKSH Australia is now its exclusive representative in Australia and New Zealand.


NIR hyperspectral imaging accurately detects peanut contamination

01 April, 2015

A novel form of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy known as NIR hyperspectral imaging (HSI) could help clear up the uncertainty around peanut allergen labelling, researchers say.


Inlabtec Serial Dilution System for viable cell count determination

31 March, 2015

Inlabtec has introduced its Serial Dilution System to Australia. The system automates the traditionally labour-intensive process of serial dilution and replaces glass tubes with single-use sterile bags.


Quick test method developed for fish toxin

11 March, 2015

The recent scombroid poisoning scare will no doubt leave many consumers wary of purchasing seafood. In a case of perfect timing, Flinders University researchers have announced a revolutionary method to test for histamine in fish.


Multitasking food dyes could reveal clues about food quality

13 February, 2015

Rutgers University researchers have discovered that the fluorescence of food colours increases as viscosity increases, meaning the dyes could act as embedded sensors for food's physical consistency in products such as yoghurt or milk.


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