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Europe: Researchers develop bacteria quick test for beer, milk

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam and company GEN-IAL from Troisdorf have developed a polymer powder that significantly...

Europe: Checking quality of chocolate with ultrasound

The quality of Belgium's famous chocolate largely depends on the crystals that form during the hardening of the chocolate. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium,...

Americas: Researchers devise sensor to find bacteria – alive or dead

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed...

Americas: 3M Food Safety’s plate gets validation

The 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC Performance-Tested Method for a variety of foods. With this award, the...

Europe: FKuR, Corbion Purac to develop heat resistant PLA compounds for packaging

Bioplastic company FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and Corbion Purac are developing poly lactic acid (PLA) compounds for both heat resistant and genetically modified organism-free applications. Both...

Americas: MIT invents hand truck for safe deliveries

Delivering beer and other beverages to bars in Boston and other cities with old infrastructure — where many storage cellars have no elevator access...

Americas: SmartLabel technology offers product information to consumers

A group of companies from the consumer products as well as food and beverage industries have launched the SmartLabel technology initiative for consumers to...

Europe: DTU project to study consumer traffic in food court

By monitoring mobile phones searching for Wi-Fi signals, students from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are testing a tracking system to show how...

Asia Pacific: Veolia Water Technologies, academics hold sustainability event

Veolia Water Technologies launches the first edition of its Think Tank Asia initiative, which is co-organized with ESSEC Business School (ESSEC) and the French...

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...

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