Food design & research > Test systems

“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.


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.


International standard for detection of chocolate fraud

08 December, 2009

The International Organisation for Standardisation has adopted a method developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to measure vegetable fats in milk chocolate.


Rapid test for tainted milk

11 September, 2009

A combination of bacteria and a purple dye that can reveal the presence of toxins in milk in just a few hours could help ensure the safety of the milk supply.


Microbial assay for wine spoilage

01 April, 2009 by

South Australian wine technical consultants Provisor and Advanced Analytical Australia have teamed up to deliver a DNA-based spoilage evaluation service to the wine industry in Australia and New Zealand.


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