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Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food
Researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico, have developed a technology capable of identifying pathogens in food and beverages and whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or salmonella....
Report Finds Mandatory COOL Causes Meat Industry, Consumer Losses
Any policy that results in higher costs of compliance without a quantifiable benefit will likely have an adverse economic impact, and recent research shows mandatory country-of-origin labeling, or MCOOL, is one such policy....
Traffic Light Food Labels Strengthen Self-control
Should food products be labelled with traffic light symbols to make health-related information on ingredients easier to understand?...
Current Nutrition Labelling is Hard to Digest
Current government-mandated nutrition labelling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers....
Low-Cost Sensors for Advanced Systems in Poultry Management and Processing
Advances in consumer technology have allowed researchers to explore a new range of possibilities for low-cost advanced sensor systems for poultry processing and management, according to Colin Usher of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Food Processing...
USDA Quality Grades May Mislead Consumers
A study from Oklahoma State University has shown that there is a great deal of confusion among consumers over the quality grading of beef in the US....
Need for Foodservice to Understand Expiration Dates
Foodservice operations need to understand expiration dates on meat and poultry packages and for a foodservice provider, documentation and appropriate handling of meat is very important according to Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University Extension....
Meat Packaging Technologies to Create Opportunities for the European Meat Sector
New packaging and processing technologies are extending the shelf-life of fresh and processed meat....
Demand for More Details on Food Labels
Labels are becoming the “go to” place when people have questions about how food is produced....
Life Cycle Assessment of Pork Production
Per kg pork produced, the global warming potential, eutrophication and acidification values in Germany were calculated to be 3.22kg carbon dioxide equivalents, 23.3g phosphate equivalents and 57.1g sulphur dioxide equivalents, respectively....
European Project for RFID UHF Animal Ear Tagging of Pigs
A European-wide project ‘Pig Affairs’ is aiming to trace and track every individual animal from birth to the slaughterhouse with its individual information - personal identification number, birth, vaccination etc - stored on a chip....
Labelling and Veterinary Involvement Key to Improved Food Chain Transparency
In order to assess animal well-being objectively, there is a need to split the moral and biological component according to Professor Frauke Ohl of the Utrecht University. ...
Pessimistic Picture for Welfare Friendly Products in Spain
A study into the attitudes of retailers in Spain to animal welfare and welfare friendly products painted a pessimistic picture. ...
Aqua Nor 2013: The Growth of Organic Fish Production
There is a growing demand for organic seafood around the world. While some will question the economic feasibility of producing organically, organisations and farmers at Aqua Nor 2013, in Trondheim, Norway, discussed how organic aquaculture has grown and...
Product Information Promotes Sustainable Food Consumption
Providing information to consumers on the environmental and social impacts of their food purchases could help change their consumption choices, research from Norway suggests. ...
 
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