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Norovirus vaccines: an interview with Dr Benjamin Lopman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Norovirus vaccines: an interview with Dr Benjamin Lopman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Noroviruses are a group of viruses. They're the leading cause of gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhea and vomiting. They affect the whole age range from young children to the elderly, and, in the US, they cause about 20 million cases annually. [More]
Despite public programs, food insecurity remains an intractable problem in the US

Despite public programs, food insecurity remains an intractable problem in the US

Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. [More]
Mexico, US sign statement of intent to promote safety of fresh agricultural products

Mexico, US sign statement of intent to promote safety of fresh agricultural products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the government of Mexico's National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) signed a statement of intent forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products. [More]
New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

New methods of dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, new methods of characterising and dectecting foodborne illness-causing Salmonella in pork meat processing and in bacteria in water, feed and food samples were studied. [More]
Researchers seek ways to prevent foodborne illnesses with cinnamon

Researchers seek ways to prevent foodborne illnesses with cinnamon

Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. [More]
Study finds nutritional and safety benefits from consumption of organic food

Study finds nutritional and safety benefits from consumption of organic food

The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues. [More]
Simple and hygienic measures can prevent campylobacter infections

Simple and hygienic measures can prevent campylobacter infections

In Switzerland, between 7000 and 8000 persons fall ill with a campylobacter infection annually. This makes it the most frequent bacterial disease transmitted through food. [More]

ECsafeSEAFOOD project assesses priority contaminants present in seafood

Significant progress towards improving seafood safety in Europe is being made by the EC-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project. [More]
Study finds that eating steamed broccoli daily helps asthmatics breath normally

Study finds that eating steamed broccoli daily helps asthmatics breath normally

Eating one to two cups of lightly steamed broccoli a day would help asthmatics to breathe normally and prevent their condition from worsening, University of Melbourne research has determined. [More]
Soy protein supplements do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes

Soy protein supplements do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study. [More]
New project improves techniques for detecting E. coli

New project improves techniques for detecting E. coli

Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli. [More]
AB SCIEX launches MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems

AB SCIEX launches MasterView Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP mass spectrometry systems

AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the MasterView™ Food Testing Workflow for QTRAP® mass spectrometry systems at the 5th Annual FERA/JIFSAN Symposium on Emerging Issues in Food, in York, UK. [More]
Comprehensive analysis of global markets for immunoassay technologies

Comprehensive analysis of global markets for immunoassay technologies

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Immunoassays: Technologies and Global Markets [More]
Luminex announces group B strep as fifth assay planned for launch menu of ARIES

Luminex announces group B strep as fifth assay planned for launch menu of ARIES

Luminex Corporation today announced that Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) is the fifth assay planned for the launch menu of its new sample-to-answer system, ARIES™. [More]
Denmark and China announce food safety partnership

Denmark and China announce food safety partnership

On 25 April, a new memorandum of understanding between DTU and CFSA was signed by Martin Bends-e, DTU Senior Vice President and Dean, at a ceremony in Beijing witnessed by HRH Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark. [More]

Waters reports sales of $431 million for first quarter 2014

Waters Corporation reported today first quarter 2014 sales of $431 million, essentially flat versus sales of $430 million in the first quarter of 2013. In the quarter, the effect of foreign currency translation was neutral to sales growth. [More]
NBTY introduces Nature's Origin, a complete line of nutritional supplements

NBTY introduces Nature's Origin, a complete line of nutritional supplements

NBTY, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, introduces Nature's Origin, its first complete line of vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements that are free from ingredients made with GMOs, preservatives, gluten and irradiation. [More]
Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

Food shortage will have serious implications for people and governments in the world

The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. [More]
Bio-Rad Laboratories buys GnuBIO

Bio-Rad Laboratories buys GnuBIO

GnuBIO, a privately-held life sciences company that has developed a droplet-based DNA sequencing technology, today announced that it was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. With this acquisition, Bio-Rad will expand its Digital Biology Center and establish a research and development site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [More]
New research report investigates health benefits of Beta- Carotene and its regulatory status

New research report investigates health benefits of Beta- Carotene and its regulatory status

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Beta-Carotene Industry - Market Trends and Insights [More]