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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

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveils support for jobs and businesses

Thu, 24 Sep 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new job support scheme and extended the coronavirus loan scheme for businesses as part of his Winter Economy Plan.

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Lords back food standards amendment in Agriculture Bill

Thu, 24 Sep 2020

The House of Lords has voted on two amendments to the Agriculture Bill that would mean that imported foods would have to meets domestic standards and the role of the Trade and Agriculture Commission would be strengthened.

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Coronavirus cases at Greggs factory halts production

Thu, 24 Sep 2020

Greggs has temporarily halted production and sent 300 staff home from its factory near Newcastle after a âsmall numberâ of coronavirus cases were confirmed among staff working at the site.

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Coca-Cola European Partners reaches major sustainability milestone

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has revealed that all plastic bottles across all its core brands made in Great Britain are now made with 50% recycled plastic (rPET).

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Coronavirus: Restrictions on hospitality ‘fatal blow’ but no signs of panic buying

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Restrictions placed on the hospitality sector could have a major impact on some food manufacturers, trade associations have claimed.

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Plant-based launches continue with Finnebrogue and Richmond NPD

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

The demand for plant-based products continues as two new launches hit the market from Finnebrogue Artisan and Richmond.

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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