2008 round up: most popular food safety stories
FoodProductionDaily’s review of the articles that sparked most interest in you the readers continues today with the most viewed pieces in the food safety area.
EU project to reduce biogenic amines in fermented foods
The reduction or elimination of potentially toxic metabolites from fermented foods such as cheese and wine will lead to new formulations and starter cultures, if a new €3.4 million project delivers.
Collaboration unlocks huge fermentation bacteria source for foods
The food industry has a new resource of bacteria for the development of fermentation-based foods, thanks to a collaboration between Nizo Food Research and BCCM/LMG.
Danisco aims to adapt to US cultures
Danisco is expanding the range of yoghurt cultures available to its
US customers in order to exploit impressive growth within the
Raw milk feta may hold anti-Listeria key, say researchers
Feta cheese made from raw milk in Greece may hold secrets that
could lead to new methods for battling food poisoning bacteria like
Listeria, researchers at the University of Lincoln said yesterday.
Cadbury adopts new pathogen testing system
Global confectionery giant Cadbury has stepped up its
microbiological surveillance by adopting the Pathatrix pathogen
testing system, according to its creator.
Plants provide potent antimicrobial extracts
Natural antimicrobial agents derived from cloves, oregano, thyme
and paprika can be used to block pathogens on food surfaces and
packaging, according to new research.
Tiny devices developed for pathogen detection
Scientists in Denmark have created two tiny devices, which they
have leveraged to detect a range of contaminants, from molecules to
whole bacteria, in food and water.
Pathogen resistance to drugs rising, according to UK study
Up to 29 per cent of the Campylobacter pathogen are now resistant
to a commonly used antimicrobial, according to a UK survey.
Chr Hansen to untangle bacteria genes
Chr Hansen has teamed up with researchers from Denmark and Japan in
an effort understand the genetic make-up of bacteria and see
whether this knowledge can be used to improve probiotic food
Danisco breakthrough could boost cultures' resistance
Scientists from Danisco have identified peculiar regions of a
starter culture's genome that allow the bacteria to be resistant to
infections by bacteriophages (bacterial viruses).
Copper alloys surfaces touted as pathogen killers
Three types of alloy surfaces containing at least 90 per cent
copper completely eliminate E. coli O157:H7, according to an
ongoing UK study of the pathogen-killing properties of the metal.
New genome collaboration could boost Arla Foods' probiotic range
Arla Foods, Europe's second largest dairy company, has signed an
agreement with US-based Integrated Genomics for access to the ERGO
database and genomic discovery system to enhance the company's
Antimicrobial paper extends shelf life, claims manufacturer
MicrobeGuard today announced the launch of a lining paper liner
that will feature AgION antimicrobial technology.
Bacteriophage approved for hide washing
A natural cleaning fluid made of live bacteria could help meat
processors get rid of pathogensfrom animal hides, a key source of
cross-contamination in the plant.