A greater awareness of nanotechnology – understanding and exploiting materials at the atomic and molecular level – could offer food innovators a useful tool to drive R&D, Professor Kathleen Groves, a Fellow at the Institute of Food Science and Technology...
A top science professor has made headlines by claiming the EU Single Use Proposal to restrict packaging and other items for serving food will increase the risk of E. coli, Listeria, Campylobacter and other foodborne viruses.
UK food tech group OAL has launched the “world’s first” artificial intelligence-based vision system for date code verification. The company says the development reduces the risk of product recalls and emergency product withdrawals (EPWs).
Biobased food ingredient supplier Corbion has completed construction of in-house production capabilities to manufacture powdered vinegar. The company says this will enable food manufacturers to deliver clean label products with an ingredient that is “highly...
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can integrate “every business function” from traceability to product development. According to software supplier Epicor, this helps manufacturers deliver safer food more efficiently.
A coalition of scientists, medical professionals and politicians in the UK have called for nitrates to be removed from processed meats, insisting that consumption of the additive can be linked to the development of bowl cancer.
Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.
Spraying and dipping pork carcasses and cuts with lactic and acetic acid does not pose safety concerns but only lactic acid dips for pork cuts beats water washes for pathogen-killing efficacy, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists concluded.
It is impossible to ignore next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the food industry. It is no longer just a buzzword – it’s changing food safety as we know it. By leveraging the power of NGS, food manufacturers and labs have built safer and less expensive...
Non-thermal food processing technologies – such as microwave drying – offer a number of functional benefits. But a new study conducted across three European countries has found consumers are resistant to the use of these techniques.
From cloud-based satellite imagery of acreage that reveals the veracity of organic claims to the latest analytical techniques, we look at some of the ways industry is fighting what Europol calls "a major problem" for the sector.
The vulnerability of Mars' supply chain to fraud is 'no different' to any other food industry actor, prompting it to trial technology such as sequencing, Blockchain and metagenomics to tackle this €13 billion problem.
More detailed investigation is needed into the effects of flavour Limonene on modern food processing techniques, the degradation products generated, and the toxicity from such products, say researchers in India.
The use of edible or wild flowers in food is growing in popularity but a lack of chemical and toxicological data and presence of toxic compounds in some species could be causes for concern, Danish researchers suggest.
Once the “biggest skeptic” of how blockchain technology could benefit the food and beverage industry, Frank Yiannas, the VP of food safety for Walmart, says he experienced a near “religious conversion” after working with IBM to digitize the food supply...
Rude Health co-owner Nick Barnard talks about the challenges and hurdles he overcame to launch his food lifestyle brand, claiming people are more promiscuous than ever about their shopping habits, and businesses need sustainable friendships and relationships...
Canada is the second country in the world to legalise recreational marijuana after Uruguay, where adults can carry and share up to 30 grams of dried cannabis and operate up to four homegrown marijuana plants per household, in most provinces.
A newly launched nonprofit project called FoodPrint.org aims to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions at the grocery store by presenting information on how food items travel through the supply chain in its one-stop-shop website.
Brothers Craig and Greg Sams will take to the stage next week to talk about how they entered the healthy-eating market with their Whole Earth Food Brand in the early 70s, before it became on-trend and how biochar is changing the future of organic farming.
The rise in global trade wars and the recent EU decision to classify new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) as genetically modified organisms will inevitably impact food safety and quality, experts warn.
From excess water to illegal antibiotics and even the wrong species, fish fraud is rife. EIT winner TellSpec has developed a tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that detects fraud in real time and at a low cost.
Norwegian food research agency Nofima, partners with Belgium's CRA-W (Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques) to further their efforts in the fight against food crime by setting up its dedicated reporting website.
FreshDetect has developed a hand-held device that accurately measures bacterial contamination in food quickly and inexpensively. According to managing director Oliver Dietrich the innovation “creates a new dimension in food safety”.
Navitas Digital Safety has developed a complete food safety management system to bring paper-based monitoring onto the cloud. Having secured fresh investment to support growth, the company has big plans to digitise food safety.
The Commission's general food law proposal must be significantly amended to prevent companies withholding safety information on chemicals in food in the name of protecting trade secrets, ClientEarth lawyers say.