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Identification of clinically significant micro-organisms

Remel RapID microbial identification systems and the Oxoid Microbact biochemical identification kits require no capital investment

Supervisory HMI solution boosts baker's output

Faced with the need to increase plant uptime and to decrease testing and commissioning times, one baking machinery supplier turned to a...

Monitoring hydrogen sulphide in bottled water products

Hydrogen sulphide should not be detectable in drinking water by either taste or odour. Michael Strahand reports

Innovation driven by new products and processes

Pasteurisation processes, antimicrobial agents and specialty fats are dominating innovations in food R&D

Detecting Clostridium botulinum spores

Bacterium is the major health hazard associated with refrigerated convenience foods, says Institute of Food Research

Filters Deliver Beer Production Savings

Porvair Filtration Group has announced that a large European brewer has selected its Microfil GP filters to replace a leading competitor...

Organic pesticides not always greener

A new study reveals some organic pesticides can have a higher environmental impact than conventional pesticides because the organic product may require larger doses.

Probiotic use in mothers limits infant eczema

Mothers who drank milk with a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the incidence of eczema in their children by almost half, a new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology has shown.

Fungi aid plants growth

By tinkering with a type of fungus that lives in association with plant roots, researchers have found a way to increase the growth of rice by an impressive margin.

Understanding bacterial defence mechanisms

Scientists have combined chemistry and biology research techniques to explain how certain bacteria grow structures on their surfaces that...

Stopping E coli from developing in cattle

Scientists have identified a potential target in cattle that could be exploited to help prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses caused by...

Genetic resistance to rice sheath blight

Agricultural Research Service scientists have identified sources of genetic resistance to sheath blight, a major disease affecting rice production worldwide.

Twin-shaft batch mixers for bulk dairy powders

Forberg twin-shaft batch mixers are widely used in food industry, powder applications. One reason is the mixing result batch after batch, achieved in only short mixing time.

Complete systems for large size bottles

A new range of containers from 15 to 40 litres targeting the food, water and beer market has been launched.

New approach to water desalination

A new approach to desalination being developed by researchers could lead to small, portable desalination units that could be powered by solar cells or batteries and could deliver enough fresh water to supply the needs of a family or small...

Worldwide food alert system

Countries producing food containing harmful bacteria and toxins could be named and shamed more quickly using a worldwide alert system...

EFSA acts on neutraceutical dietary health claims

Sean Ottewell examines the latest findings by European and US scientists on the health benefits claimed for dietary food additives.

Household bacteria for better cheese

The Norwegian dairy company TINE is now planning an in-depth study that will find out whether household bacteria can be used for their own sake.

Faster method to detect bacterial contamination

Engineers have sped up the process of analysing bacterial concentrations to under one hour, through the development of a new in-field, rapid-detection method.

Specific barley tissues infected by scab

Recent studies involving the fungus that causes the disease known as scab in barley have helped Agricultural Research Service scientists...

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