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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

Board punnet supplier: plastic more sustainable

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

A leading supplier of board punnets for grapes to Waitrose has conceded there are other applications where plastic remains more sustainable.

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Heat sealing method for bags unveiled by GIC

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

UK machinery manufacturer GIC is now able to integrate quick pulse heat (QPH) sealing into its bagging equipment, improving production and materials efficiency.

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Brands bite the bullet on recycled plastic price

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Regulatory and consumer pressure is likely to mean brand owners and retailers remaining committed to using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in their bottles, despite being more expensive than virgin polymer.

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Fox’s sale key to 2 Sisters’ turnaround plans

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

2 Sisters Food Groupâs disposal of the Foxâs Biscuits business will be key to a major turnaround at the firm after it posted an upturn in performance for the fourth quarter of this year, experts have claimed.

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Arla to create climate database to tackle emissions

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

Dairy processor Arla has set out to create the worldâs largest climate database as part of its drive towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Unilever names Nils Andersen as new chairman

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

Unilever has announced the appointment of Nils Andersen as its new chairman following the departure of previous head Marijn Dekkers.

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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