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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

Keeping it real at Puriton

Fri, 10 Jul 2020

Purition founder Edward Taylor explains how the company is taking a different tack to other protein powder companies and is not afraid to stand by its principles.

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Sweet treats lead latest NPD round-up

Fri, 10 Jul 2020

New spread launches from Mars, a trio of new releases from biscuit brand McVitieâs and limited edition Dairy Milk chocolate bars from Cadbury head up this snapshot of the latest new product development from food and drink manufacturers this month.

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Food industry reaction to Chancellor’s ‘mini budget’

Thu, 09 Jul 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequerâs Summer Economic Update has been broadly welcomed by members of the food and drink industry, but concerns were raised over the speed at which the sector would be able to recover.

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Former Heineken managing director named C&C Group CEO

Thu, 09 Jul 2020

Magners Cider owner C&C Group has appointed former Heineken managing director David Forde to head the company as its new chief executive.

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Agriculture and food face immigration labour hit

Wed, 08 Jul 2020

The Governmentâs proposed immigration policy is âsimply not fit for the future of agricultureâ, Tom Bradshaw, vice president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), has told MPs.

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Chancellor’s ‘mini-budget’ promises jobs creation and protection

Wed, 08 Jul 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised Government support to protect and create new jobs to support the UK economy, along with plans to kick-start the hospitality sector, in a âmini-budgetâ.

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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