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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.
Heterosis, hybrid vigor, or outbreeding enhancement is said to be the improved or increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring, which can potentially alter the dominance and over-dominance hypothesis in cattle.
Scientists from the American Phytopathological Society have developed an online tool called Uniqprimer, which aims to quickly and automatically design species-specific DNA tags for detecting pathogens using DNA testing.
What is an isotope fingerprint? How can it help detect and prevent food fraud? New Food finds out from Thermo Fisher Scientific. Watch the video below....
The WUR test is considered faster and more practical than laboratory tests and is said to allow banana farmers and authorities to take immediate measures once suspect plants test positive for the fungus.
The detectors sniff out biogenic amines (BAs), which give decomposing meat its bad odour.
Researchers have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyse produce for deadly foodborne pathogens.
Scientists have developed magnetic nanoparticles that can detect traces of a popular pesticide chemical in under two hours without the need for costly preparation procedures.
Technological advances are bringing regular consumer testing of food for quality and safety closer to reality. Food safety consultant François Bourdichon, and Bert Pöpping, of FOCOS, discuss the implications of consumer testing for the industry.
Scientists are developing a dual-part detection method that can search for traces of bacteria in water or food samples using a smartphone and a $30 microscope add-on.
Scientists are developing a $40 device, small enough to fit on a keychain, that can accurately test for allergens in food.