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Researchers have developed a new food ingredient to replace refined carbohydrates in a range of everyday staple foods.
 

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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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Industry News

Automation the solution to the 'cliff-edge' Brexit delays

Tue, 19 Jan 2021

Siemens Digital Logistics development consultant Phil Lavin and Digital Industries head of food and beverage Keith Thornhill discuss how automation technologies can be used to compensate for the delays caused by our âcliff-edgeâ Brexit.

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Could business interruption insurance case aid processors?

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

As with many other sectors of the economy, food and drink processors have faced interruption to their operations on an unprecedented scale as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Regal Foods £89k bakery expansion project to create 30 jobs

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Yorkshire-based baker Regal Foods has secured an Â89,391 grant from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to support the expansion of its production facility and create new jobs.

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Ice cream maker Northern Bloc gains seven-figure investment

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Leeds-based ice cream maker Northern Bloc has received a seven-figure investment boost to be used for expansion in the plant-based sector.

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Vegan food firm Wholey launches smoothie bowls in UK

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

German vegan food and drink company Wholey has announced the launch of its smoothie bowls on to the UK market.

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Food producers face ‘financial cliff edge’, Government warned

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

Food manufacturers supplying the hospitality and healthcare markets have called for urgent Government support to rescue them from âa financial cliff edgeâ.

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QIB Extra's Quality Policy

19/01/2021

Take a look at our Quality Policy 

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New Flour Brings Health Power of Pulses to our Daily Bread

14/01/2021

Researchers have developed a new food ingredient to replace refined carbohydrates in a range of everyday staple foods.
 

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