Microbiologists meet to discuss role in fighting disease
Microbiology experts from across Europe are meeting in Cardiff,
Wales today to discuss how to improve the fight against food borne
bacteria such as E. coli O157, and diseases such as avian
Public underestimates risks posed by common pathogens
The public's understanding of food risk issues is skewed towards
under estimating the danger from common pathogen contamination,
according to a research survey.
Portable nano and micro sensors developed for food safety
An EU-funded research project has developed micro and
nanotechnology portable devices to detect toxins, pathogens and
chemicals in foodstuffs on the spot.
Handheld sensor detects pathogens within 10 minutes
A handheld sensor could help food companies quickly detect within
10 minutes whether their products are laden with Escherichia coli
or listeria -- before they are shipped out of the plant.
Company develops spray to light up pathogens
AgroMicron is developing a spray that lights up pathogens,
providing a way for companies to quickly detect contamination in
foods and drinks.
New PCR method to detect Campylobacter jejuni.
A highly specific, fast and sensitive PCR based method to detect C.
jejuni has been developed by researchers in China.
Software provides records for regulatory audits
Software for tracking, tracing and analysing manufacturing
processes provides auditable records to help food companies meet
New year ushers in tougher food safety laws
With the ushering in of new hygiene laws at the start of this year,
food companies are now under tougher regulatory scrutiny to ensure
they do not send out poisonous products from their plants.
FSA extends French cheese alert amid E-coli fears
The E-coli food alert on some French camembert brands has been
extended to more products in the UK, as the country's food watchdog
says batches may have found their way on to food fairs and farmers'
UK: camembert cheese recalled in E-coli scare
A dangerous strain of E-coli is feared to have contaminated
camembert cheese sold by more than a 100 British retailers,
including supermarket chain Waitrose, said the country's food
watchdog late Monday.
'Don't panic' about safety testing law, experts advise
New regulations on microbiological safety will not result in
increased testing procedures for most companies, industry experts
Food supplies safe in UK depot fire
As fire from one of the biggest explosions seen in peace-time
Europe rages in Britain, food safety authorities seek to reassure
consumers about local dairy and food supplies.
Ink chemical does not pose a health risk, food regulator says
Scientific evidence indicates that the presence of the ink chemical
isopropylthioxanthone (ITX) in packaged foods does not pose a
health risk, an EU regulator said today.
EU experts meet to discuss problems with packaging chemical
A EU food safety committee is meeting in Brussels today to discuss
the contamination of milk and other products with a chemical used
by Tetra Pak in its packaging process.
EU scientists call for listeria alert network for food
With an EU scientific study recommending that the European
Commission set up a system to track deadly listeria infections in
the bloc, processors will be under the gun to prevent the bacteria
from entering the food chain.