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QIB Extra on behalf of Meat Livestock Australia (MLA) and The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) undertook a project using a risk assessment approach and carried out a challenge test experiment, to establish whether a shelf-life of greater than 10 days can be applied to fresh chilled meat.

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Scientists from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park have developed a test that differentiates between buffalo and cow’s milk, and between the cheeses made from them. Applying the test to commercial products, they found that many restaurant meals and supermarket pizzas claiming to be buffalo mozzarella are mislabelled, and instead contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk. 

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Mark Philo, Researcher at QIB talks anthoyanins and how we determine their profiles in several different foodstuffs.  

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Our microbiologist Kirsty Holmes provides some information and tips on on keeping food safe over the festive season.

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Available through QIB Extra is the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) germ-free (Axenic) facility to unravel the cross-talk taking place between the body and the organisms (microbiota) that reside within it.

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QIB Extra is excited to annouce the appointment of Professor Mick Peck, a leading expert in Clostridium botulinum microbiology. 

 

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Industry News

Blaze tackled at Wrexham bakery

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Fire fighters rushed to a bakery factory in Wrexham after being alerted to the blaze at 8:41 this morning (19 August).

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Kellogg targets water reduction with self-supply

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

The Kellogg Companyâs Manchester site is to move to water and sewerage self-supply following a tie-up with water management firm Waterscan.

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National Food Strategy: call for evidence launched

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Food and drink manufacturers are being urged to have their say on the future of the industry as part of the Governmentâs forthcoming National Food Strategy.

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Fuel and food shortages in no-deal Brexit scenario

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

A no-deal Brexit would result in shortages in fuel, fresh food and up to three months of disruption at French ports, according to a leaked Government document.

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Scottish seafood exports to Japan up 340%

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Scottish seafood exports to Japan more than quadrupled last year, as a contingent of seafood companies head east to bolster the export trend.

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A lighter footprint: going green in manufacturing

Fri, 16 Aug 2019

There are many ways for food manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint â and not all of the actions need to involve sweeping changes or massive investment.

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Risk Assessment of Botulism from Chilled, VP/MAP (Vacuum Packed/Modified Atmosphere Packed) Fresh Meat held at 3°C to 8°C

26/03/2019

QIB Extra on behalf of Meat Livestock Australia (MLA) and The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) undertook a project using a risk assessment approach and carried out a challenge test experiment, to establish whether a shelf-life of greater than 10 days can be applied to fresh chilled meat.

Read More

New test to combat buffalo mozzarella fraud uncovers mislabelled products

05/03/2019

Scientists from the Quadram Institute on the Norwich Research Park have developed a test that differentiates between buffalo and cow’s milk, and between the cheeses made from them. Applying the test to commercial products, they found that many restaurant meals and supermarket pizzas claiming to be buffalo mozzarella are mislabelled, and instead contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk. 

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