Food design & research > Test systems

Faster detection of multiple pathogens in food using Crystal Diagnostics' MultiPath

01 November, 2011

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.


Public health improvements through the genomic pinpointing of foodborne pathogens

28 October, 2011

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.


Woolworths on board with GS1 data synchronisation

13 September, 2011

GDSN electronic messaging is being implemented between Woolworths supermarkets and their suppliers.


Fingerprinting food spoilage microorganisms

30 August, 2011

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.


“Ugh - that tastes terrible!”

02 August, 2011

Swedish and Danish European Sensory Network researchers have taken a close look to see if non-verbal facial reactions can provide additional information to measuring responses in classical sensory tests.


The deadly E. coli outbreak

29 July, 2011

The mention of E. coli O157:H7 sends a chill through the spine of every food processor. This deadly pathogen has been implicated in disease outbreaks all over the world and only a small load can cause illness. But in the latest outbreak in Germany and France, a new serotype is proving even more deadly.


Sage-N Research signs microbial identification agreement

06 June, 2011

Sage-N Research has signed an exclusive agreement with the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to license technology for microbial identification.


Biosystèmes Fizz sensory software

13 May, 2011

Fizz sensory software from Biosystèmes can be used for quality assurance, R&D and consumer testing. It is a computer tool that allows for fast sensory test session planning and organisation, provides automated data collection and storage, and also assists with result computation.


Rheology Solutions range of equipment and technical literature

23 February, 2011 by

The microstructure of liquid foods has an important impact on its qualitative and quantitative quality attributes. This microstructure is a function of the physicochemical bonds and inter/intra-molecular associations between the ingredients in any recipe.


Measurement of organic acids in dietary supplements

17 November, 2010

NIST researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of organic acids in dietary supplements formulated with Vaccinium berries - cranberries, blueberries and bilberries.


Pigs reveal secrets

05 November, 2010

Scientists have developed a technique to evaluate meat cuts by the light waves they emit.


Fluorescent contamination markers for meat

04 August, 2010

A chlorophyll-based marker in animal feed that fluoresces under UV light may be used to identify contamination of meat, chicken and eggs.


Automated Salmonella testing

21 July, 2010

The Biotecon Diagnostics foodproof RoboPrep+ Series is the first validated automated solution for PCR-based microbial testing specifically designed for the food market.


Detecting melamine in milk

07 April, 2010

A fast, economical and easy method to detect melamine in milk has been developed by researchers at the University of Miami.


Detecting poultry contamination

02 January, 2010 by US Agricultural Research Service

Technology developed by US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.


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