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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

Irn-Bru owner sees ‘significant’ impact of coronavirus

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Soft drinks supplier A G Barr, which has brands including Irn-Bru and Rubicon, has revealed it has seen a âsignificant impactâ in out-of-home consumption following the Government âlockdownâ on 23 March.

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Weetabix adds 90 new jobs to cope with increased demand

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Weetabix Food Company is adding 90 new roles to its production teams due to increased demand amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Premier Foods simplifies IT storage with Cloud

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Premier Foods has revealed that it has seen a âsignificantâ return on investment (ROI) after investing in Panzuraâs public cloud-based system.

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Food fraud testing service secures £570k investment

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has secured a Â570,000 investment ahead of the launch of its new food fraud testing service.

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Rooted in goodness: Growing ethically and sustainably at ReRooted

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Milk alternatives firm ReRooted is on a mission to grow ethically and sustainably, according to co-founders Rich Eckersley and Dan Dawson (pictured, left to right).

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Futura Foods opens new cheese processing site

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Dairy processor Futura Foods is to create 22 jobs at its new cheese processing site in Minffordd, North Wales, as it completes the scaling up of its operations.

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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