Food Science

Cadmium-free potatoes

New Zealand Researchers Investigate Safer, Cadmium-Free Potatoes

Researchers at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (UC) are looking to improve food safety levels by creating cadmium-free potatoes. Initial research conducted by Dr David Leung, a biotechnology lecturer at UC, and his PhD student Seyedardalan Ashrafzadeh focused on the health risks of cadmium present in potatoes. Cadmium has long been thought of as a …

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New Drying Technology

CHEP Australia Pioneers New Drying Technology for Plastic Crates

CHEP Australia, the nation’s leading provider of pallets and plastic crates to the food industry, has launched an innovative new drying technology that promises to maintain food quality. The world-class technology uses centrifugal force to remove 98 percent of excess water. It promises to make its plastic crates the driest on the market, and 80 …

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food testing laboratory in Christchurch

AsureQuality Food Testing Lab Expands in Christchurch

New Zealand Government food safety and biosecurity firm AsureQuality has opened the doors of its newly appointed and expanded food testing laboratory in Christchurch. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, AsureQuality’s most valued customers, and other dignitaries were in attendance at the recent opening celebrations. The festivities capped off ten months of extensive renovations at …

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Non GMO Certifiction

Foods Can Now Be Certified as Non GMO

In recent years, more food manufacturers have been producing GMO items. That means foods that have been genetically modified in some way. Usually, that means produce that has been modified to be more resistant to insects or poor weather, but there has been a growing concern among consumers and in certain groups about the safety …

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Food DNA

Germany Creates Better DNA Traceability

The need for detailed food composition screening has come to light more than ever with recent scandals involving horsemeat being used in food products. Countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany have had to bear the brunt of this scandal that reached all the way to Queen Elizabeth herself. Through testing, it was determined …

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How Bluescope Can Protect Your Cool Rooms from Bacteria

Cool rooms can be especially sensitive to bacteria growth, and any restaurant or food service owner needs to take extra measures to protect these spaces. In fact, studies show that the risk of bacteria is continuing to grow in such spaces, and that makes the concern all the more serious. Now, there are options to …

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Radiation

Food Irradiation Is not as Scary As It Sounds

Many people hear the term, food irradiation, and they immediately think that this must mean the products they eat will turn them into a monster from b-rated horror movies. After all, the word sounds very similar to radiation, which is dangerous, deadly, and scary. However, this process is actually extremely safe and serves a very …

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GM Foods

What are GM Foods?

GM foods have been in the news quite a lot. This is especially true since the state of California in the US recently passed a law indicating all GM foods have to be labelled as such. This may make you wonder what they are and if they pose a threat. What Does GM Stand for? …

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Oranges

New Studies Show Grapefruits Interact with Prescription Medications

It may sound weird that a harmless fruit could be dangerous, but it is the truth. Grapefruit has been found to interact in dangerous ways with certain prescription medications. Numerous studies have indicated this, and the results are conclusive. When grapefruit is mixed with specific medications, the results could include a number of dangerous side …

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Plant in test tube

Science Experts Stand Behind the Integrity of Genetically Modified Foods

Although the integrity of genetically modified crops is one of the hottest and most controversial topics out there today, the science world and the agricultural experts behind these crops are standing behind the integrity of these crops. Claims are being made that genetically modified crops are capable of producing higher yields, needing fewer pesticides, and equal to traditional crops in regards to nutrition.

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