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19 September 2018 | By PerkinElmer Inc.
Those milk moustaches are a stroke of marketing genius. Just seeing them through the years evokes the health benefits of milk, from its proteins and calcium to its fortified vitamins. What we never see, however, is the growing global concern over the amount of antibiotic residuals that can be found…
6 September 2018 | By Hygiena
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has become the ultimate test to display the order of every base pair in an entire length of DNA...
9 August 2018 | By Pall Corporation
The consumption of fresh and fresh cut produce continues to increase globally. Technological advancements have in turn aided in increased global production of fresh produce to meet the increasing demand. However, there is serious concern as to whether this increase in supply and demand is leading to safety issues, as…
12 July 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Of the labs that did not use WGS, the main reason given was that they lacked the budget and expertise.
3 July 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Aside from being a significant source of antibiotic use, piglet scour is estimated to cause annual losses of €1–2 billion globally.
2 July 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
The discovery comes at a time when authorities are showing increasing concern over the potential effects on human health of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) describing it as one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
16 May 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyse produce for deadly foodborne pathogens.
21 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
University researchers have conducted experiments testing the possibility of using bacteriophages to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
20 February 2018 | By Dr Andrew Hudson | Jorvik Food and Environmental Microbiology
As Brexit looms, thoughts are turning to what it might mean for food safety in the UK. The ‘poster boy’ for this issue seems to be the vexed question as to whether poultry should be permitted to be ‘washed in chlorine’ to improve microbiological food safety. Andrew Hudson, of Jorvik…
6 February 2018 | By George Smith (New Food)
Can improved animal wellbeing lead to lower amounts of antibiotics being administered and fight antimicrobial resistance? A new study hopes to find out.
1 February 2018 | By Hygiena
When the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was discovered nearly 35 years ago, it ushered in a revolution in biology.