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Americas: Detecting food allergens on-the-go

Researchers have developed a portable allergen-detection system, including a keychain analyzer, for consumers on the go, reports the journal ACS Nano. Most people with food...

Europe: Firms use blockchain in combating food fraud

PwC highlighted that food fraud costs the global economy in excess of US$40 billion a year. This equates to an additional US$5 per week on...

Americas: NSF rolls out new certification

NSF International has developed an independent certification protocol — Raised Without Antibiotics — to certify animal products have been raised without exposure to antibiotics....

Americas: Be the first-mover with regulatory approvals, healthy partnerships

Algatech (Algatechnologies) has received Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) approval for its all-natural astaxanthin AstaPure to be used as a food ingredient. This approval makes...

Europe: Preventing mineral-oil migration into food

While consumers can do very little to prevent mineral-oil components - MOSH and MOAH - residues, the food industry has responded by introducing minimization...

Europe: EFSA improves scientific assessments

European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) Scientific Committee has developed three key methodological frameworks to improve the robustness, quality and transparency of the scientific assessments...

Asia Pacific: Healthy ageing, immunity important business trends

Cardiovascular health, digestive health, general wellbeing, healthy ageing, and immunity are the top five categories that businesses value the most, according to a survey...

Europe: Report shows link between antibiotic use, resistance

The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of...

Americas: Researchers use light to improve food safety

A team of researchers applies the use of light and other technologies to better the world’s health care, food safety, and biosecurity systems. Yong Chen...

Americas: IBM, Cornell University partner on safe milk supply

IBM and Cornell University will use next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted...
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