PerkinElmer, Inc. has launched a rice quality testing platform that speeds sample throughput, increases accuracy and provides standardisation of results for more consistent classification.
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The NFU has called for the government to ensure that any new domestic agricultural policy looks to make growing oilseed rape viable for the future, after a recent survey revealed significant drops in oilseed rape yield.
New Food attended the Pukka Herb event ‘Before we really need antibiotics, what are the healthy alternatives?’ to discover how natural options might help secure the future of antibiotics.
The use of antibiotics as components of antibacterial films can lead to the emergence of resistant strains of bacteria, whereas chitosan compounds do not have this disadvantage.
Research has been published which has significant implications for lutein esterification in bread wheat.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham have suggested that, instead of cutting it completely, eating less red meat can lead to positive health impacts.
Mark Fincham, UK Technical Manager at Lloyd’s Register, explains how specific controls introduced in the wake of the 2013 horsemeat scandal, can mitigate against the risk of food fraud, as consumers are concerned ‘fake meat’ products actually contain animal products.
Findings suggest a consumer shift towards zero or lower sugar products, with sugar purchased from soft drinks decreasing in all socio-economic groups.
Action on Salt has discovered that a range of sauces and marinades contain high levels of salt, some up to 10 times the salt concentration of sea water.