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Bread developments – the bread that could last for 60 days

A technique has been developed that may make bread last up to 60 days, through a process that zaps the spores that cause mould. It is estimated that 32% of bread loaves purchased in the UK are thrown out as … Continue reading

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Chemical stunts growth of bacteria-carrying flies

The pesticide pyriproxyfen that has been shown to inhibit insect growth may be used to help reduce the spread of foodborne bacteria carried by houseflies. The chemical has previously been shown to stunt mosquito growth, and new research suggests it … Continue reading

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Fingerprinting microbes to solve food contamination mysteries

Researchers in Norway have developed a new technique able to trace microbial food contaminants within the production chain. The technique uses Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to ‘fingerprint’ the unique spectral image of over 200 food microbes. Scientists analyse samples … Continue reading

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