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In a nutshell: An interview with Rohit Shroff, Application Specialist, Tecan Schweiz AG

2 January 2014 | By Rohit Shroff, Application Specialist, Tecan Schweiz AG

Tecan is a global provider of instruments and solutions for laboratory automation in various markets with a broad portfolio for the food testing industry. Founded in 1980 in Switzerland, Tecan now has over 1,100 employees and owns production, research and development sites in both Europe and North America; maintaining a…

Infographic: Europe’s fight against antimicrobial resistance

18 November 2013 | By European Food Safety Authority

In recognition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, EFSA has produced an infographic which highlights the issue of antimicrobial resistance and how EFSA is working with other EU agencies to combat the problem...

Functional Ingredients supplement 2013

4 November 2013 | By Supriya Varma, Pretima Titoria, Mia Naprta, Gianluigi Mauriello, Diamante Maresca, Clorinda Malmo, Annachiara De Prisco

Tea innovation around the world An update for gluten-free applications Microencapsulation for functional foods: a focus on the vibrating technology

Automation supplement 2013

4 November 2013 | By W. Jeffrey Hurst, Arthur A. Teixeira

Laboratory automation in food analysis (Author: W. Jeffrey Hurst, Hershey Company) Automation in the food canning industry (Author: Arthur A. Teixeira, University of Florida)

EHEDG: Conveyor Belts – Hygiene in metal conveyor belting

4 November 2013 | By Roger Scheffler, EHEDG Member

Undoubtedly, stainless steel is the best and mostly used material in the food industry. The correct application of specific types mainly depends on the mechanical aspects of an application, the corrosive properties of products, disinfecting and cleaning agents. Its properties overall qualify the material stainless steel to be the preferred…

Microbiology: The genus Enterococcus: friend, foe or just passing by?

4 November 2013 | By François Bourdichon, Corporate Food Safety, Microbiology and Hygiene Manager, Barry Callebaut

Taxonomy and classification of microorganisms are based on criteria that do not always, if ever, fit with the complexity of the microbial world. Commensal, starter, probiotic, pathogen? Since the early days of Pasteur and Koch, this approach is not anymore applicable for most of the major foodborne and/or waterborne microorganisms.…

Whatever it takes for protein analysis: Kjeldahl, Dumas, or NIR

30 September 2013 | By François Bourdichon (Barry Callebaut ), William Ickes, Jürgen Müller & Giovanni Campolongo (BÜCHI)

Whereas Kjeldahl is a proven method for all kind of sample matrices, Dumas excels in unattended processing at high throughput, and NIR is matchless in terms of immediate and comprehensive multi-component analysis. BUCHI introduces you to the Master series, which includes the KjelMaster, DuMaster, and NIRMaster instruments for protein analysis...

Food Grade Lubricants supplement 2013

2 September 2013 | By Ashlee Breitner, Muhammad Munir Chaudry

Ashlee Breitner explains how to avoid labelling confusion, Muhammad Munir Chaudry discusses halal certification guidelines for food grade lubricants, and food grade lubricant experts discuss the latest developments in our roundtable...

Hygienic design of pumps, homogenisers and dampening devices: Updated EHEDG guideline Doc. 17 (Third Edition, April 2013)

28 August 2013 | By Ralf Stahlkopf, Chairman of the Subgroup Pumps, Homogenisers and Dampening Devices, EHEDG

The third revised edition of EHEDG Guideline Doc. 17 was finalised and published in spring 2013. This article highlights and summarises the contents of the updated document which was drafted by a team of 20 international EHEDG experts from equipment manufacturers, the food industry and academia. For more details, please…

Infrared spectroscopy and its role to monitor wine fermentation

28 August 2013 | By Daniel Cozzolino School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide

The term Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) describes the field of process analysis and measurement technologies that have been expanded to include several physical, chemical, mathematical and other analytical tools used to characterise chemical and biological processes. Over the past few years, on- in- and at-line analysis, the so-called PAT technologies,…

Metabolomics supplement 2013

24 June 2013 | By Robert D. Hall, Amparo Gamero Lluna, Catrienus de Jong

Plant metabolomics – a new opportunity for quality analyses (Robert D. Hall, Managing Director, Centre for Biosystems Genomics, Group Leader Metabolic Regulation, Plant Research International)Novel yeasts, novel flavours (Amparo Gamero Lluna and Catrienus de Jong NIZO food research B.V.)

Potential vehicles of foodbone pathogens

19 June 2013 | By Evangelina Komitopoulou, SGS, Larry Beuchat, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia

Until recently, there has been a common belief that low numbers of microbial food contaminants should not be a major issue in low-water activity (aw) foods where growth does not occur. However, depending on its end usage or target population, low numbers of pathogens can lead to foodborne illness, hence…

Conveyor belts in the food manufacturing environment

19 June 2013 | By Roger Scheffler, EHEDG Member

Conveyor belts are an essential component of industrial food manufacturing. They can be found in almost every part of the production process – from the receiving area of raw products / live animals up to the area where finished products are packaged. Belts must be easy to clean if they…