A food safety research project in the UK is to investigate ways of identifying E. coli and salmonella-contaminated meat, poultry and eggs by using fluorescent imaging to spot chlorophyll markers administered through animal feed.
Nizo Food Research has found that lactoferrin and thymol can work together to protect foods against E.coli, a promising result that could help food formulators reduce costs without having to resort to chemicals.
Wild varieties of lupin seeds could be tapped for their high quality protein content, report researchers in Spain, and could reduce the need to import soybean to Europe from places such as the US, Brazil and China.
Kyowa Hakko has developed a new fermentation process for the
production of the L-tyrosine, which will open up the amino acid's
use in nutritional products of non-animal origin and may help grow
the overall market.
The New Zealand food industry is wasting antioxidant-rich but
unattractive portions of vegetables that may be used as a source of
nutrients for supplements or the development of a new class of
fermented food products, say scientists...
Plans by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand the
definition of grass-fed animals, has caused concern in the industry
that the growing market for organic pastured meats could be
undermined by commercial operations.
The enrichment of meat products with omega-3 and its addition to
animal feed to boost levels in animal-derived produce could play
major role bridging the gap between recommended and actual intake
in the modern population, says an...
Peanut skin, a waste product from peanut butter manufacturers, is a
rich source of extractable procyanidins and could create a cheaper
source of these antioxidant compounds to rival the grape seed
dominated polyphenols market.
Low spending on developing new products and processing techniques
coupled with sluggish export growth, has made the EU's food
industry vulnerable to increased global competition, according to
figures released by the bloc's...
A New Zealand research group plans to create a genetically modified
dairy herd capable of producing 'medicinal milk' that it says may
be used to fight a range of diseases and maintain a healthy immune
system, reports Chris...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a negative
opinion about the safety of BioProtein, but has approved Reuteri
Pig Powder, Econase Wheat Plus and Roxazyme G2 as feed additivies
for various animals.
US-based Tasker Capital, which is attempting to expand its reach
into the food market, will test its anti-pathogen pHarlo technology
at a commercial poultry processor after it received authorisation
this week to do so from the US's...
In a bid to meet a new EU regulation that comes into effect next
year, European feed manufacturers are meeting today in Brussels to
focus on identifying ways to improve the nutritional content of
products of animal origin and the...
Scientists from the Institute of Food Research (IFR), UK, have
found that specific probiotics - beneficial bacteria - can destroy
pathogenic bacteria living in the gut of poultry. The discovery
could help remove the threat of bacterial...
Amersham, an international bioscience company with a background in
the pharmaceutical industry, is turning its expertise to the dairy
industry. Its separating technique - designed to filter
biomolecules from DNA - may be used to finely...
A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk
and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British
scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients to
the animal feed industry.
Adding vitamin E to the diets of turkeys may reduce the likelihood
of consumers contracting a serious foodborne illness from the meat,
according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in the
US. Researchers made the discovery...
French-based technology group BioMérieux is developing gene chips
that can be used to ensure food safety and enhance traceability.
The company, which is set to launch the product next month, is
keeping tight-lipped about the product,...
Tekes, the national technology agency in Finland, is currently
funding an investigation into the use of rare sugar components -
previously deemed as unimportant by-products - as a useful raw
material in food and pharmaceutical industries.
Could enzymatic changes in complex carbohydrates improve the
nutrient content of food and animal feed? European researchers
suggests their findings will not only benefit processing
technologies but also improve the quality of a variety...
With the aim of improving scientific understanding in the European
Union, in November this year Brussels witnessed the launch of one
of the biggest research programmes in the world - the Sixth
Framework Programme (FP6). A slice of...