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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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Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), in collaboration with the UK food industry and Australian research organisations, have produced guidance on the important factors to consider when determining the shelf-life of chilled foods with respect to non-proteolytic C.botulinum

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Industry News

Brexit delay ‘an almost meaningless’ extension

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

The confirmed brief postponement of Brexit has been branded âan almost meaningless extensionâ that merely perpetuates a situation that is a âshamblesâ.

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Drivers transporting Walkers Snack Foods products threaten strike

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Trade union members transporting Walkers Snack Food products are threatening strike action over terms and conditions they claim are âunder attackâ.

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Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

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Piling on the pounds: the route to reformulation

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

With the threat of taxation hanging over their heads, manufacturers are scrambling to meet sugar and calorie reduction targets, but with consumers looking for cleaner labels, there is no easy route to reformulation

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Bristows and Crawford & Tilley brought under one roof

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Bristows of Devon and Crawford & Tilley owner the Paramount Retail Group is to bring the two companies together under one entity, the Great British Confectionery Group, for trading purposes.

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Food and drink industry legal Q&A

Fri, 22 Mar 2019

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this monthâs legal Q&A.

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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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Determining Anti-Oxidant Levels in Foods

25/01/2019

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

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