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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

Nestlé pushes innovation with plant-based partnership

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Nestlà plans to accelerate the development of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives with lower carbon footprints through a partnership with two key players in the plant protein sector.

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Significant drop in food waste

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Food waste in the UK fell by 480,000t between 2015 and 2018, according to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

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Vegan food firm in triple-digit growth

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

A vegan food manufacturer is celebrating triple-digit growth after securing listings in Sainsburyâs and Tesco.

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Surya Foods snacks plant to offer 30 jobs

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

Surya Foods is to recruit 30 workers for its new Â2m factory at Harwich as the company expands its capacity in ethnic snacks production.

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Kellogg to create 70 jobs in warehouse deal

Thu, 23 Jan 2020

Cereal giant The Kellogg Company is to create 70 new jobs after agreeing a multi-million pound warehousing deal in Liverpool.

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Business Leaders’ Forum highlights: Sustainability, skills and nutrition

Fri, 24 Jan 2020

The environment, sustainability, skills and the sugar tax topped the agenda at this yearâs Food Manufactureâs Business Leadersâ Forum, according to host sponsor Walker Morris.

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Latest News

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