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14 February 2018 | By New Food
In this Food Analysis In-Depth Focus we look at technological advances in consumer testing of food. We also take note of some key takeaway points from the Safety Authority's (EFSA) data publication on zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals) and foodborne disease outbreaks for member states of the EU in 2016.
2 February 2018 | By Jim Dickson | Head of Retail and Grocery | GS1 UK
GS1 UK, the not-for-profit organisation behind the barcode, is launching productDNA:hub this year, a single, shared platform that provides a uniform catalogue of product data and imagery that could boost the UK grocery sector by as much as £20bn. Jim Dickson is Head of Retail and Grocery at GS1 UK…
24 January 2018 | By Mettler Toledo
For years, METTLER TOLEDO has supported manufacturers get that 'signature crunch' into their cookies with fast and accurate moisture analysis...
18 December 2017 | By Helen Munday | Chief Scientific Officer | Food and Drink Federation
With a date for Brexit debatably set, 2018 is going to be a busy year for businesses getting ready for a range of eventualities. As part of New Food's leadership series, the Food and Drink Federation's Helen Munday tells us about the federation's Brexit priorities and offers a word of…
13 December 2017 | By Professor Dr BMJ Van Der Meulen | Professor of Food Law | Wageningen University
Global differences in the manner and content of the regulation of food safety and other food-related issues stem from a wide variety of sources including history, culture, fear, protectionism and politics. Obviously these categories – if categories they are – are overlapping rather than mutually exclusive. Bernd van der Meulen,…
8 December 2017 | By Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA)
The 8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2017) was held on 7 – 10 November 2017 in Prague, Clarion Congress hotel Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting was organised jointly by the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and RIKILT, Wageningen University &…
8 December 2017 | By New Food
In this In-Depth Focus we hear how a 150-year-old family farm uses production methods that cooperate with nature to produce artisan products. Also, Neil Giles from Mettler Toledo, looks at the vital importance of product inspection in the meat and poultry industry.
Allergens are defined as any substance – often a protein – that induces an allergy. Reactions to allergens can range from minor discomfort, such as a rash or hives, all the way through to anaphylactic shock and death. Dr Mike Jordan, of Premier Analytical Services, explains.
6 December 2017 | By New Food
In this In-Depth Focus on fresh produce we examine how gene banks and global, collaborative efforts are needed to feed the world's growing population. It also looks at the challenges facing the UK vining pea industry and how what potential solutions are on the horizon.