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CosmosID announces $6M in Series B funding round

CosmosID announces $6M in Series B funding round

CosmosID, the leading genomic big data company focused on microbiome research, outbreak investigations, and infectious disease diagnostics, using next-generation DNA sequencing, announced $6M in Series B funding. [More]
Super-spaghetti of enriched pasta could help reduce risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases

Super-spaghetti of enriched pasta could help reduce risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases

Researchers from the University of Granada and the Research and Development of Functional Food Centre (CIDAF, for its initials in Spanish) along with two Italian universities, have developed a 'super-spaghetti' of enriched pasta, elaborated with functional flours, which contains more fibre and proteins than normal pasta and that helps reducing the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases. [More]
U.S. Marshals seize nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements containing kratom

U.S. Marshals seize nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements containing kratom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that U.S. Marshals, at the agency's request, seized nearly 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom. The product, manufactured for and held by Dordoniz Natural Products LLC, located in South Beloit, Illinois, is marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro and worth more than $400,000. [More]
Nearly 7 in 10 middle and high school students exposed to e-cigarette ads

Nearly 7 in 10 middle and high school students exposed to e-cigarette ads

About 7 in 10 middle and high school students – more than 18 million young people – see e-cigarette advertising in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines, or on television and in movies, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. [More]
Study shows pathogens can survive in dry foods for long periods of time

Study shows pathogens can survive in dry foods for long periods of time

Researchers at the University of Georgia found that pathogens, like salmonella, can survive for at least six months in cookies and crackers. [More]
Migration of resistant strains poses risk for food safety, may increase human intoxication

Migration of resistant strains poses risk for food safety, may increase human intoxication

A seaweed from Asia - used for human nutrition - contains toxic compounds providing protection against animal consumers. [More]
Luminex's NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel obtains FDA clearance

Luminex's NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel obtains FDA clearance

Luminex Corporation today announced that it has received FDA clearance for its NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel that detects 20 clinically relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumonia. [More]
Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Hendrik Jan Ankersmit's research group at the Clinical Department of Thoracic Surgery of MedUni Vienna has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects. This has now been discovered. [More]
Four journalists from China and India win 2016 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters

Four journalists from China and India win 2016 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters

Four early-career journalists from China and India have emerged from the fiercest competition to date to win the 2016 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. [More]
FDA takes important steps regarding genetically engineered plants and animals intended for food

FDA takes important steps regarding genetically engineered plants and animals intended for food

Based on sound science and a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking several important steps today regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. [More]
FDA finalizes innovative food safety rules to prevent foodborne illness

FDA finalizes innovative food safety rules to prevent foodborne illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took major steps to prevent foodborne illness by finalizing rules implementing the bipartisan Food Safety Modernization Act that, for the first time, establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards. [More]
UPM researchers assess potential risk for human health associated with metals in urban gardens

UPM researchers assess potential risk for human health associated with metals in urban gardens

Researchers from UPM the assess the human health risk of exposure to metals in urban gardens by assessing their oral bioaccessibility. [More]

Roka Bioscience reports revenue of $1.5 million for third quarter 2015

Roka Bioscience, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on providing advanced testing solutions for the detection of foodborne pathogens, today reported its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015. [More]

Researchers examine how food safety experts can help support nonprofit food pantries

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries that distribute food directly to people in need. While the work has identified shortcomings at many such pantries, the goal was to identify how food safety experts can help these pantries best meet the needs of their clients. [More]
Sun Valley Juice ordered by FDA to cease all operations

Sun Valley Juice ordered by FDA to cease all operations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Sun Valley Juice Company of Ketchum, Idaho, to stop receiving, processing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing juice until the agency determines that the company is in compliance with laws and regulations applicable to producing food that is safe. [More]
Taking steps to prevent, protect against flu

Taking steps to prevent, protect against flu

With flu season approaching, parents may be bracing for an outbreak at their children's schools, but adults are also highly susceptible at work and in other public places. Now is the time for families and businesses to take steps to prevent and protect against the flu. [More]
Azti-Tecnalia optimizes industrial production of oat beta-glucan-based white bread

Azti-Tecnalia optimizes industrial production of oat beta-glucan-based white bread

Azti-Tecnalia, the expert R&D centre for foodstuff and marine innovation, together with Artadi Alimentación, has achieved the industrial scale-up of white bread dough containing oat beta-glucans that lower blood cholesterol, thus optimising the formula for industrial processing conditions that will allow this bread to be marketed on a large scale. [More]
Luminex's NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel receives CE-IVD marking

Luminex's NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel receives CE-IVD marking

Luminex Corporation today announced that it has received CE-IVD marking for its NxTAG Respiratory Pathogen Panel. The Panel detects 21 clinically-relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila. [More]
FDA takes major step to put greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness

FDA takes major step to put greater emphasis on the prevention of foodborne illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took one of the most significant steps in decades to prevent foodborne illness by finalizing the first two of seven major rules under the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). [More]
Luminex receives rapid clearance from FDA for ARIES System and ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay

Luminex receives rapid clearance from FDA for ARIES System and ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay

Luminex Corporation today announced that it has received FDA clearance for the company's ARIES® System and ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay. [More]
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