Bacterial canker of tomato is a disease that leads to wilt, cankers, and eventually death in the fruit, but breeders have reportedly known that wild tomatoes carry some form of pathogenic resistance to the disease, but with limited knowledge.
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The FAO/WHO assessment revealed that there have been a series of pandemic outbreaks of V. parahaemolyticus foodborne illnesses due to the consumption of seafood and outbreaks have occurred in regions of the world where it was previously unreported.
The extract, from Euromed, was found to inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes and could be a potential adjunct to help control foodborne pathogens.
Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.
A five-year study has reportedly improved understanding of the impact of foodborne illnesses and strengthens the Food Standards Agency’s ability to respond to them.
Frozen food manufactures are addressing some unique food safety challenges, which the American Frozen Food Safety Institute (AFFI) is actively championing through research, education and best practices. Dr Sanjay Gummalla, AFFI's Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs, tells New Food’s Sam Mehmet more.
The scientists have reportedly developed a method to determine Salmonella serotypes in just two hours, and the whole identification process within eight hours.
New research entailing whole genome sequencing of campylobacter strains suggests that it mutates, with consequences for both detection and control of the pathogen.
The increase is said not to represent a rise in the number of people getting ill, but instead in the number of cases that can be attributed to food.
Members of the International Food and Water Research Centre (IFWRC) Scientific Advisory Panel discuss current challenges the food industry is facing, including climate change and food fraud, as well as key trends and the role of international collaboration between industry, academia, government and non-government organisations.
Scientists in Canada have developed a novel method that enables rapid identification of a plant disease called aster yellows (AY), facilitating faster response to combat the condition.
Jaclyn Bowen takes a look at how the concern of heavy metals in food is sometimes undermined by the argument that they are naturally occurring, and speaks with the CEO of Ellipse Analytics to find out his views.
The technique is said to reduce the time for determining whether food is contaminated with salmonella from a number of days to less than eight hours.
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, a scientifically independent institution within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany, has offered advice about the recent outbreak of coronavirus with regards to food imports and food consumption.