Cocoa-based packaging films can inhibit the spread of pathogens like salmonella (pictured) in food products, say researchers

Pathogen-busting films created with high flavanol cocoa

By Oliver Nieburg

Researchers have created antimicrobial packaging films containing high flavanol cocoa extracts that they say inhibits the growth of pathogens like listeria, E-coli and salmonella in food products.

Canada ploughs $1.6m into E.coli research

Genome Canada reveals E.coli research grants

By Joseph James Whitworth

Genome Canada has selected two applicants that will receive half a million dollars in funding for the rapid detection of pathogentic E.coli.

Antibiotics in livestock important for animal health, says ASAS

US body condemns livestock antibiotic report

By Carina Perkins

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has hit back at a recent report which blamed the use of antibiotics in livestock for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Natural antifungals from sourdough fermentation have food potential

Natural antifungals from sourdough have food potential: Researchers

By Nathan Gray

Powerful antifungal compounds produced from linoleic acid found in bread flour are the key reason for sourdough bread’s mould resistant properties, and have potential to be used in a host of food and agricultural applications, say researchers.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria in pork not an issue, says NPPC

US pork industry hits back at bacteria claims

By Carina Perkins

US pork producers have hit back against a report from advocacy group Consumers Union, which claimed that pork sold in US supermarkets contained frightening levels of harmful bacteria.

USDA awards substantial fund for E.coli research

USDA awards substantial fund for E.coli research

By Carina Perkins

The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) has awarded an American research team a $25m grant to investigate ways to reduce the incidence of E.coli infections from beef.

A&B Ingredients introduces natural antimicrobial ingredient

A&B Ingredients introduces natural antimicrobial ingredient

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A&B Ingredients has introduced a new natural antimicrobial ingredient, which it claims is effective against a wide range of foodborne contaminants in ready-to-eat meat products, refrigerated foods and prepared salads.

Honey compound shows promise as natural antimicrobial

Honey compound shows promise as natural antimicrobial

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A compound in honey could be used as a natural antimicrobial ingredient to prevent foodborne illness and food spoilage, according to a new study published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Awarding innovation at IFT

Awarding innovation at IFT

The IFT awards the hottest innovation in the food sector at its annual meeting and trade show. Chairman of the judges Peter Clark explained what caught his attention this year - and how innovation and trends have changed in the 42 years that he has been...


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