A novel and severe allergic response, called delayed anaphylactic shock, has been found to be triggered by an IgE antibody that binds to a sugar molecule known as galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal). So far, evidence strongly suggests that tick bites are triggering the production of alpha-gal antibodies.
Aseptic cold filling offers a solution to meeting consumer demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an opinion on the public health significance of MRSA in animals and foods.
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).
Egretier has introduced a bidirectional valve that allows all products to pass completely and without disturbance to the flow.
US researchers are conducting clinical trials for a botanical drug that could provide the key to effective treatments for peanut allergies.
Microgels may be an economical and reliable way to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into foods without sacrificing taste, appearance or texture.
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.
A strawberry developed in Australia performs well in US sensory evaluation of strawberries.