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Europe: Fraunhofer, Döhler to develop food safety solution

The Fraunhofer ICT-IMM Institute and Döhler are developing a microbiological detection method based on microfluidics. Microbiological safety is a top priority for the food industry....

Europe: Nutrition companies worry over health claims regulation, survey finds

Nutrition companies view stricter EU regulation as a greater challenge than the state of the global economy, new research has shown. Meanwhile, Brexit is...

Europe: Detecting salmonella in pork meat twice as fast

A new method developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), halves the time it takes slaughterhouses to test for disease-causing...

Europe: NattoPharma, partners receive €4M research grant

NattoPharma’s International Research Network, coordinated by the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Maastricht University (CARIM), has been awarded a second prestigious grant funded by the...

Americas: Food claims do not indicate nutritional levels well, research finds

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that simply making a low-content food claim on the label...

Europe/Asia: ‘Triple burden’ on nutrition, FAO

Economic growth and rising per capita incomes have all but wiped out hunger in Europe and Central Asia. As countries become more affluent, changing...

Americas: Paper, analysis to enhance food safety on fresh produce

Scientists report in Analytical Chemistry that they are closing in on a way to use a combination of color-changing paper and electrochemical analysis to...

Americas: Count plates get AFNOR certification

3M Food Safety says its 3M Petrifilm Rapid Aerobic Count Plates have received AFNOR Certification by NF Validation. The plates had previously received validation through...

Europe: Mettler-Toledo enhances metal detectors

Mettler-Toledo Safeline has enhanced profile throat metal detectors and gravity fall systems for manufacturers to experience metal detection as a smoother, safer and less...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, states the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in...

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