The US Food and Drug Administration is developing a next-generation toolbox for analyzing live microbial products, including DNA microarrays, metagenomic sequencing and analysis, and a whole genome database development.
Ganeden Biotech - the Ohio-based company behind ultra-resilient probiotic BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) - has announced the issuance of a US patent covering the use of all Bacillus coagulans strains (including BC30) in coffee, tea and cereal.
Government agencies have partnered with UC Davis and Agilent Technologies to create a new database of 100,000 foodborne pathogen genomes to help speed identification of bacteria responsible for illness outbreaks.
Campylobacter, salmonella and Listeria are among a handful of foodborne bugs that cost the US billions of dollars a year and blight the quality of life for million of victims, according to new research.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated how Salmonella’s ability to survive in amoeba is a huge advantage to its continued development as it may be more resistant to disinfectants and water treatment.
Cheese makers could improve the end product as new DNA tools lead
French scientists to identify that refrigerating raw milk for as
little as 24 hours can cut levels of bacteria responsible for the
development of desirable qualities...
A new system to detect salmonella within 24 hours is being
developed by scientists in Spain. The breakthrough is significant
as the bacteria is one of the most common causes of food poisoning,
and the new process could help food manufacturers...
A joint project between US and Russian scientists to try and
develop healthier means of raising battery hens has produced a
probiotic feed which is said to protect the poultry from various
strains of bacteria.