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QIB Extra consultant microbiologist Professor Mike Peck and colleagues have recently published a paper examining the risk of food poisoning with Bacillus cereus in minimally processed chilled foods.

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Our Microbiologist Jemma Snell takes a look at the microbial safety of the well know cooking method, sous vide. 

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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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Industry News

Baker Finsbury Food Group boosts asset management

Fri, 29 May 2020

Finsbury Food Group has invested in improving its asset management system as part of a wider efficiency initiative dubbed 'Operating Brilliance'.

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Nimbus Foods appoints confectionery NPD manager

Fri, 29 May 2020

Nimbus Foods, the inclusions, decorations and toppings manufacturer owned by Meadow Foods, has appointed Craig Freshwater as its new confectionery NPD manager.

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Confectionery producer Calico Cottage secures coronavirus funding

Fri, 29 May 2020

Chocolate and fudge producer Calico Cottage has secured a six-figure funding deal with Lloyds Bank to help it continue its operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus obesity link reignites calls for tougher regulation

Fri, 29 May 2020

The link between COVID-19 and obesity has reignited calls for stricter regulations on the production and sale of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).

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Coronavirus food industry guidance outlined as situation eases

Fri, 29 May 2020

The UK food industry is preparing itself for an easing of coronavirus restrictions and many organisations are publishing guidance for businesses as the situation changes.

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Coronavirus challenges compounded by peak season

Fri, 29 May 2020

The challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic call for better communication between suppliers and retailers as the UK approaches peak retail periods, according to supply chain consultancy Scalaâs COVID-19 Supply Chain Collaboration Group.

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QIB Extra Scientists Publish Important Manuscript on Bacillus cereus and Chilled Foods

07/10/2019

QIB Extra consultant microbiologist Professor Mike Peck and colleagues have recently published a paper examining the risk of food poisoning with Bacillus cereus in minimally processed chilled foods.

Read More

Microbial Safety Study of Sous Vide

16/09/2019

Our Microbiologist Jemma Snell takes a look at the microbial safety of the well know cooking method, sous vide. 

Read More