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 has announced that DKSH Australia is now its exclusive representative in Australia and New Zealand.
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 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.
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.
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.
While considerable effort has been expended to reduce the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the food processing industry, new research suggests that contamination may be occurring at the retail level.
The Mecmesin MultiTest-i range of compressive and tensile test stands is particularly suited to the laboratory environment. They are available in a range of capacities.
Up to 30% of seafood is mislabelled when it enters the US, with unscrupulous dealers naming other species as grouper, for instance. Scientists have developed a handheld sensor that can bust mislabelled fish, even when it's cooked.
John Morris Scientific has announced the release of two Martin Christ benchtop freeze dryers: Epsilon 1-4 LSCplus and Epsilon 2-4 LSCplus.
Texas Tech researchers have discovered a new serotype of the Salmonella bacteria. The serotype was confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the international reference centre for Salmonella.
Odours can be complex: different forms of the same molecule of carvone, for instance, can smell like either spearmint or caraway. While the human nose can easily distinguish between these two smells, until now, machines haven't been able to.
Milk Orange: sounds like a bizarre new brand of flavoured milk. In fact, it's the world's first fluorescent sensor that rapidly measures the level of fat in milk.
Cheap electronic circuits printed with eco-friendly materials could take the guesswork out of knowing whether milk is actually out of date or whether it has a day or two left - no smelling required.
Researchers have developed a low-cost 'e-tongue', an electronic 'tongue' that could one day sample food and drinks to check for quality before they hit the shelves - or even monitor water for pollutants.