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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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Available through QIB Extra is the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) germ-free (Axenic) facility to unravel the cross-talk taking place between the body and the organisms (microbiota) that reside within it.

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Industry News

Industry pumps £30 billion into economy

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

UK food processors pump Â30bn into the economy, representing 15.1% of manufacturing output, according to an analysis produced by Santander and manufacturers' organisation Make UK.

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Beyond the Bean secures £50k export contract

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Bristol-based coffee ingredients manufacturer Beyond the Bean has secured a Â50,000 deal to export its products to the Middle East.

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Online meat business to appear on Dragons’ Den

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

A West Yorkshire meat business that offers vetted farmers a direct selling route to consumers is to pitch for funds on BBC Twoâs Dragonsâ Den this Sunday (22 September).

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Food Standards Agency issues listeria and hygiene warnings

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued two alerts warning of potential listeria contamination and a processor supplying products âthat have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements".

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PFLA: UK most suited for meat production

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Reducing the manufacture of meat products in the UK would waste two-thirds of the countryâs land available for food production, according to certification body the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

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No-deal chaos to hit Irish border

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Severe disruption will hit food manufacturers in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on 31 October, according to food policy experts.

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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

Risk Assessment of Botulism from Chilled, VP/MAP (Vacuum Packed/Modified Atmosphere Packed) Fresh Meat held at 3°C to 8°C

26/03/2019

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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