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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

Firms ‘plan to stop trade with Northern Ireland post-Brexit’

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

A total of 39 trade body representatives have warned many of Great Britainâs food firms plan to stop trading with Northern Ireland (NI) due to the cost of rules and regulations post-Brexit.

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Bernard Matthews Norfolk confirms 75 COVID-19 cases

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

At least 75 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Bernard Matthewsâ Great Witchingham, Norfolk site.

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Food firms back British GI labelling scheme

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

Processors including Rodda's Creamery and Anglesey Sea Salt have welcomed the British Geographical Indications (GI) scheme launched by the Government to help safeguard provenance and replace the EU system post-Brexit.

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COVID-19 depletes local authority food safety staff

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has slashed local authority food safety staff numbers, which were already significantly below where they needed to be, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

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Oscar Mayer Chard: 860 potential redundancies

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Oscar Mayer is proposing to transfer production of supermarket own-label ready meals away from Chard in Somerset, putting 860 workers under threat of redundancy after managers ran out of options.

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Cadbury Bournville launched in finger-format for biscuit market

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Mondelēz International is targeting the UK biscuit market with the arrival of Cadbury Bournville Fingers, designed specifically to help retailers drive category sales.

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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