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Mérieux NutriSciences acquires dairy analysis company Lactolab

Industry news  •  5 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Established in 2002, Lactolab is a leading analytical laboratory in South Africa, serving dairy and dairy related industries…

FOSS and Mérieux NutriSciences team up to improve food safety

Industry news  •  1 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

FOSS has entered into a strategic partnership with Mérieux NutriSciences that will help the two companies in tackling the growing issue of food safety…

A sample preparation primer on lipid analysis in foods – A personal perspective

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  29 June 2016  •  Dr W. Jeffrey Hurst, (formerly) Principal Scientist, Hershey Company Technical Center

Here, Dr W. Jeffrey Hurst provides some initial perspective into a complex topic – lipid analysis…

NF Validation mark by AFNOR Certification

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Stéphanie Sammartano, Senior Certification Engineer, NF Validation Certification Manager (AFNOR Certification)

AFNOR Certification is the leading certification and systems, services, products and competencies assessment body in France and one of the top-ranking leaders worldwide. The AFNOR group’s Certification branch handles the two best-known quality marks on the market: AFAQ and NF…

FoodIntegrity: A roundtable roundup

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  4 May 2016  •  Kaynat Choudhury, Multimedia Content Manager

While at the FoodIntegrity conference New Food hosted a live roundtable event about the gaps in current research in regards to food authenticity and its impact on the supply chain…

Honey Analysis with RX altona

Featured news  •  15 April 2016  •  Randox Food Diagnostics

Randox Food Diagnostics now offers quick and easy analysis of diastase and total sugar with the RX altona…

Muddy Boots’ new iPad and iPhone version of Greenlight Quality Control

Industry news  •  1 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Muddy Boots have made their Greenlight Quality Control software available as an iPhone and iPad app…

Food Analysis supplement 2016

Issue 1 2016, Supplements  •  22 February 2016  •  New Food

Articles in this Food Analysis supplement: Next Generation Sequencing in the food industry; Food fraud and developments in rapid detection; Analytical governance in the food industry.

Novel Techniques and New Advances in the Analyses of Fat species in Foods

Webinars  •  19 November 2015  •  

In this webinar, we discuss new methods of fatty acid methyl esters analyses and their use in resolving various cis and trans isomers and degrees of saturation…

Detection of residues and contaminants in food products and the development of novel approaches – RAFA roundtable

Video  •  17 November 2015  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor, New Food

From the 3rd – 6th November New Food had the pleasure of attending Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) 2015. While at this event, New Food hosted a filmed roundtable discussion, sponsored by Sciex, on the topic of contaminants and novel approaches in food analysis.

Safety assessment of industrial strains, starters and probiotics

Issue 2 2010  •  12 May 2010  •  François Bourdichon, Food Safety Centre, Danone Corporate

Probiotics are used to bring health benefits to consumers through foods and are defined as “live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host[Ref 18].” Commercialised all around the world since the early 1920’s, mostly focused on Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus genera, in the last fifteen years there has been a rising awareness reported in scientific literature on putative adverse events caused by strains belonging to this genera, if not adverse events supposedly caused by probiotic prophylaxis, e.g. the recent Dutch probiotic prophylaxis study on severe acute pancreatitis[Ref 6]. Saccharomyces boulardii is the sole probiotic yeast strain widely used nowadays, isolated from the fruit of litchi and mangosteen in Indochina in 1923. Marketed and evaluated as a drug, its use differs from other probiotic strains, considered as part of the food diet, with different efficacy and safety evaluation[Refs 20,25,45].

Oxoid Brilliance Staph 24 Agar Identifies Staphylococci in Foods within 24 Hours

Featured news  •  23 March 2010  •  Oxoid

Oxoid, a world leading microbiology brand, today announced the launch of Brilliance™ Staph 24 Agar – a selective and diagnostic chromogenic medium for the isolation and enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci (CPS) in foods, within 24 hours.

Campylobacter Testing with NEW Oxoid Brilliance CampyCount Agar

Featured news  •  23 March 2010  •  Oxoid

Oxoid has launched Brilliance™ CampyCount Agar, a new, highly selective, easy-to-read chromogenic medium specifically designed for the identification and enumeration of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry and related samples.

The food sector and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: A 10 year overview

Issue 1 2010, Past issues  •  22 February 2010  •  Adrian J. Charlton, Food and Environment Research Agency, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

For many years, NMR spectroscopy was largely overlooked by the food industry. Maybe this was understandable. The instruments were expensive, the skills required to operate them could at best be described as specialist and there wasn’t a broad understanding of the way in which the technology could be applied within the industry. I joined the Food Science Group at Fera (then the Central Science Laboratory) in 1999. NMR spectroscopy was mainly used for measuring isotopes to check the authenticity of wines and fruit juice, whilst an archaic bench top contraption was used for fat and water measurements.

New ProtoCOL 2 UV Imaging Accessory

Featured news  •  2 February 2010  •  Synbiosis

Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is delighted to introduce ProcUV, its new UV imaging accessory for the ProtoCOL 2 system. ProcUV permits instant imaging of fluorescent colonies and plaques so they can be automatically counted or analysed by ProtoCOL 2, thus saving time and improving accuracy of results.

 

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