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.
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 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 has signed an exclusive agreement with the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to license technology for microbial identification.
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.
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.
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.
A chlorophyll-based marker in animal feed that fluoresces under UV light may be used to identify contamination of meat, chicken and eggs.
The Biotecon Diagnostics foodproof RoboPrep+ Series is the first validated automated solution for PCR-based microbial testing specifically designed for the food market.
A fast, economical and easy method to detect melamine in milk has been developed by researchers at the University of Miami.
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.