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17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
23 September 2016
Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark....
22 September 2016
New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Beef Burgers
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
25 August 2016
Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
24 August 2016
Microbe Population in Raw Milk Changes During Processing
US - Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products....
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
12 August 2016
Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
05 August 2016
Polymer Coatings Could Aid Food Safety in Processing Plants
US – One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings....
04 August 2016
No Health Risk from Natural Hormones in Milk, Researchers Find
SLOVENIA - Female hormone oestrogen occurs naturally in cow's milk, with levels rising when a cow is pregnant, due to production in the placenta....
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
UV Light Treatment Could Provide More Vitamin D for Milk Drinkers
UK - Ultraviolet (UV) light treated milk containing increased levels of vitamin D has been authorised for sale in the EU, and new advice from the UK government suggests some people may need to boost their vitamin D intake....
25 July 2016
What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
22 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
20 July 2016
Rapid Extra Heating Process Adds Weeks to Milk’s Shelf Life
US - A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study....
11 July 2016
Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
CANADA - Just over a week after Mexico lifted its remaining import restrictions on Canadian beef, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef. The announcement came Friday, July 8, reports Sarah Mikesell. ...
07 July 2016
Researchers Solve Mouse Milk Allergy with Dead Bacteria
ARGENTINA - Scientists have managed to reverse allergic reactions in mice to allergens from cows milk, in experiments using dead beneficial micro-organisms....
04 July 2016
Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
24 June 2016
New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
US - An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research at the University of Nevada, Reno. ...
16 June 2016
Scientists Find Reason Behind Cheese Blushes
IRELAND - Scientists at Teagasc and University College Cork have identified a heat-loving bacterium as the cause of pink discolouration defects in cheese....
08 June 2016
US Dairy Companies Asked to Reduce Salt in Cheese
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance to encourage US food companies to reach voluntary sodium reduction targets for their products. ...
03 June 2016
New Simplified Beef, Sheep Meat Inspection Conditions Introduced
UK - The roll out of a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions has begun in sheep and cattle abattoirs in England. ...
18 May 2016
Got Dairy? A Look at Dairy Consumption Trends
ANALYSIS - The local grocery store recently remodelled. The most obvious change was increased real estate in the dairy sections, specifically cheese and yoghurt. ...
27 April 2016
Union Still 'Baffled' by Lower Dairy Consumption Guidelines
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales has said it is still baffled by Public Health England’s new ‘Eatwell Plate’, despite receiving evidence behind the recommendations under the Freedom of Information Act....
21 April 2016
Global Decline in Beef Consumption in 2015 Linked to Health Fears
GLOBAL - New figures released by Euromonitor International, a UK based market research firm, show that global meat consumption grew by 2 per cent in volume in 2015 compared to 2014 figures, writes Eoin McCarthy....
13 April 2016
Dairy Key to Healthy Ageing, Report Shows
UK - Research shows that dairy plays a key role in ageing healthily, as revealed in a preliminary report published by The Dairy Council....
05 April 2016
New Study: Real-time PCR Uncovers Trich Prevalence in Bulls in Mexico
GLOBAL - The bovine trichomoniasis (trich) prevalence in Mexico was unknown among breeding bulls prior to a collaborative study with the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH), said Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM and PhD at Thermo Fisher Scientific....
09 March 2016
Roles of Dairy in a Healthy, Sustainable Diet
ANALYSIS - Research into the role of dairy in diets can play an important part in identifying key markets for products....
07 March 2016
Increased Biofuel Production Could Lead to Global Food Deficit, Study Shows
US - As strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and consumption of biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel, land and water that could otherwise be used for food production increasingly...
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