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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

Why an ERP is essential in meeting BRC Issue 8

Fri, 24 May 2019

Kevin Bull, product strategy director at Columbus, explains why enterprise resource planning is essential in meeting global standards for food safety.

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Ishida helps cereal maker on accuracy

Fri, 24 May 2019

Ishida is using the recent installation of 20 multi-head weighers at a plant in Poland to underline what it claims is the productivity, consistency and accuracy of its equipment.

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Free webinar to focus on healthy snacking trends

Fri, 24 May 2019

What consumers want from their healthy snacks is to be the focus of Food Manufactureâs latest free webinar, taking place next month.

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Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

Fri, 24 May 2019

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

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Union confirms Müller factory closure

Fri, 24 May 2019

More than 200 jobs are at risk at MÃller Milk & Ingredientsâ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

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UK Dairy: Streamlined for success?

Fri, 24 May 2019

Faced with many challenges, the UK dairy processing sector is undergoing a transformation to ensure it is fit for purpose.

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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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