The good old litmus test has been adapted to detect pathogens such as E. coli in liquids. A research team set out to make testing liquids faster, easier and more affordable by using litmus dyes and paper to detect the presence of bacteria.
state of conservation of poultry and detects malformations by analysing its electrical properties. It is a non-invasive system that would help to guarantee the quality of the final product before it is delivered to the consumer.
The Retsch Camsizer system for the determination of particle size and particle shape has been upgraded. Compared to the previous model, the analyser has faster cameras with higher resolution, a stronger light source and new software features.
Mexican researchers have developed a microbiosensor that detects beneficial bacteria in food. The micromechanical device has been used to evaluate the growth of L. plantarum 299vm.
Malaysian researchers are developing a testing kit that identifies non-halal ingredients within one minute. The kit, developed by the University of Selangor, can be used to test food, cosmetics and medicines.
Researchers from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have developed a PCR kit that provides a sensitive and specific means of screening, detecting and identifying sarcocystis spp.
Kansas State University master's student Lance Noll has developed and validated a molecular assay that can detect and quantify major genes specific to E. coli O157.
Research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's annual meeting shows that the disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor to the surface of a plant where it can multiply.
To combat food fraud, we need to identify which factors play a role in vulnerability of organisations and the food chain, according to Saskia van Ruth, the newly appointed Professor of Food Authenticity and Integrity at Wageningen University.
A new study may have cemented hospital food's bad reputation. The study found that more than 80% of raw chicken in hospitals was contaminated with an ESBL-producing E. coli strain which is resistant to antibiotics.
Non-destructive food quality testing could soon be a reality, thanks to researchers from the University of Western Australia. The technique is similar to using infrared thermometers to detect body temperature.
Spanish researchers have developed what they call an "electronic tongue" - an analysis system based on the human sense of taste that can distinguish between several brands of beer.
In response to increased demand for monitoring and labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods, scientists have developed a comprehensive method for detecting GM ingredients. It is claimed to be the first of its kind in the world.
Mocon's OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x system accurately and repeatably measures barriers at levels 10 times lower than previous levels. The system measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions.
Recognising the need for a real-time biosensing system to detect pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella, a team of researchers from Auburn University has come up with a system which includes a magnetoelastic biosensor.