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Click here to find out when we will be closed over the festive season.

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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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Industry News

Export opportunities and challenges highlighted in report

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Exports opportunities, the rise of automation and the challenges surrounding sustainable packaging for food and drink manufacturers have all been highlighted in a new industry report.

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Food firm fined for flour store infestation

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

A Welsh bakery has been ordered to pay more than Â3,000 for hygiene offences, after inspectors found a widespread infestation of mice.

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Government inaction provides environmental chances for food firms

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

A lack of support at Government level has provided food manufacturers with âa huge opportunityâ to boost their environmental footprints after recent data revealed dwindling support for certain brands as a result of their policies on the issues.

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Union seeks assurances for Eddie Stobart workers

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Trade unions are seeking assurances for their members working for haulage firm Eddie Stobart, after the business was saved from collapsing in administration late last week.

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Unilever recalls Pot Noodles due to mustard allergy concerns

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Unilever is recalling a batch of Pot Noodle Beef & Tomato due to incorrect labelling, sparking allergy concerns.

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Investment and teamwork at Natures Way Foods

Mon, 09 Dec 2019

Communication between teams and investment in the latest tech have been key to the success of Natures Way Foods, according to Selsey factory manager Paul Hiscock.

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Latest News

QIB Extra Christmas Shut Down Period 2020

09/12/2019

Click here to find out when we will be closed over the festive season.

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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