Petrifilm count pPlates come in a ready-to-use format, removing the procedure of media preparation. Quality control is simplified with each batch of plates accompanied with a Quality Assurance Certificate from the 3M ISO 9002 certified manufacturing facility.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products. This program comes in response to the recent alert issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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.
Ecotech has extended its NATA-accredited services to include calibrations of pyranometers.
The Romer Labs AgraQuant melamine-sensitive ELISA test kit has been designed to meet the coming regulatory limits for melamine in food products.
The Tomato Analyzer software tool allows scanning devices to be calibrated using colour standards. The tool may also have applications in the colour analysis of fresh crops and in the evaluation of discolouration of foods after processing or cooking.
The CSIRO initiated Food Futures Flagship has developed an automated instrument for accurately predicting glycemic index (GI) and resistant starch (RS) in food products.
The sweat of processed food eaters contains more salt and so their fingerprints are more corrosive and easier to detect.
An efficient, accurate and sensitive method of detecting toxins in shellfish has been validated for worldwide acceptance in a project completed by the IRL-initiated Virtual Institute for Metrology in Chemistry and Biology, in collaboration with the Cawthron Institute.
Using the same concept behind commercial breath-freshening strips, a researcher has developed a new, easier method for clinical taste testing.
Researchers at the University of Navarra have launched a product for the detection and characterisation of the Brucella bacteria, which is the causative agent for brucellosis.
While the worldâ€™s athletes train for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, an American microbiologist has helped direct the international spotlight onto the host countryâ€™s food safety practices.
The Biological Farmers of Australia has formed a sub committee to promote the principles, benefits and good practices of biological agriculture.
The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has approved both the Foss MeatMaster and Foss FoodScan for the determination of percentage Chemical Lean (fat content) in export beef trimmings, under the Export Meat Orders Schedule 2 - Part 2 (1.3).
Scientists at Florida State University subjected walnuts, cashew nuts and almonds to radiation, roasting, pressure cooking, blanching, frying and microwave heating in an effort to make them safe for allergy sufferers.