Food design & research > Test systems

Method for detection and numeration of Listeria monocytogenes

05 February, 2012

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 and Complete Phytochemical Solutions collaborate for improved of PAC testing

30 January, 2012

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 products

18 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 Method Package Ver. 2 for testing residual pesticides in foods

22 December, 2011

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.

Hanna Instruments HI 96801 digital sucrose refractometer

13 December, 2011

The Hanna Instruments HI 96801 digital sucrose refractometer offers a specific analysis to determine accurate sugar concentration.

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.

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