Creaminess or astringency of new foods can be determined by measuring the sound generated by the food interacting with the tongue during consumption. This new technology, developed by NIZO food research, records and analyses the sound of rubbing of the tongue against the food and can be used to predict the sensory effects of food innovations.
The Technical University of Denmark’s National Food Institute has adopted a Thermo Scientific iCAP Q inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for research supporting EU Commission development of standards for arsenic and nanomaterials in food.
Since the mid-1990s, Denmark has reduced animal consumption of antimicrobial agents by 60% without reducing its agricultural output. Bearing in mind that the global consumption of antimicrobial agents for animals is almost twice the size of human consumption, Denmark’s efforts are a shining light in the global struggle against antimicrobial resistance.
Quality by design rather than by testing. Many labs are moving onto the process line but this does not mean the end of the food lab.
Companies faced with food tampering need to make sure they remain sensitive to their customers’ cultural views before trying to assign blame when responding, according to a new study.
BDH Prolabo chemicals are available through VWR International.
Dutec Diagnostics has announced its rapid method for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food, the CHROMagar Listeria method, using CHROMagar Listeria, then CHROMagar Identification Listeria.
Ocean Spray Cranberries and Complete Phytochemical Solutions have joined forces on a project to develop a cranberry-specific PAC standard.
Thermo Scientific Acclaim RSLC 120 C18 column for testing bilberry anthocyanins in nutraceutical products18 January, 2012
Thermo Fisher Scientific has available a high-resolution, silica-based Thermo Scientific Acclaim RSLC 120 C18 column. The column is designed to provide a simple, sensitive, fast and accurate method to separate and quantify anthocyanins using UHPLC in different commercially available nutraceutical products with minimal sample preparation.
Shimadzu has released its GC-MS Method Package Ver. 2 to address the increasing demand for reliable testing of residual pesticides in foods, feed additives and veterinary drugs.
The Hanna Instruments HI 96801 digital sucrose refractometer offers a specific analysis to determine accurate sugar concentration.
The Crystal Diagnostics MultiPath system uses liquid crystals to detect multiple harmful pathogens in food in a single test, offering significant time savings over the most common testing methods.
Detecting foodborne illness outbreaks quickly and accurately determining the source of the outbreak are essential if the risks to public health are to be minimised. By adopting a method based on whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to discriminate between outbreak-related and non-outbreak-related cases and to identify the temporal, geographical and evolutionary origin of outbreaks.
GDSN electronic messaging is being implemented between Woolworths supermarkets and their suppliers.
Bacteria, yeasts and moulds lurking in food processing plants, waiting to pounce and contaminate foods and beverages, may be identified and found more easily using an FTIR spectroscopy method being developed by Norweigan researchers.