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Steam Vacuum Pasteurisation on Sheep Carcases
Steam vacuum pasteurisation on the surface of sheep and lamb carcases is efficient in reducing the microbial number....
Can Eating Lean Beef Daily Help Lower Blood Pressure?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists....
Keeping Red Colour in Raw Steaks with Nitrite Sprays
The redness of raw steaks increases with increasing nitrite level in spray solutions a joint US Chinese study has found....
Meat Species in Pet Foods - Not All Brands Follow Regulations
Although regulations exist for pet foods, there is growing evidence that products could be subject to food fraud....
Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK
Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards...
Serving of Dairy Foods Can Prevent Heart Disease
A daily small serving of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet....
Effect of Nitrite on Sausage Flavour
Nitrite promotes protein carbonylation and Strecker aldehyde formation in experimental fermented sausages....
Detecting Salmonella in Poultry
Conventional methods as well as PCR were suitable for detection of Salmonella, according to a new study from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Researchers also found differences between the sampling methods....
UK Horse Meat in Beef Tests Sound and Reliable
Following the horse meat scandal in the UK in 2013 a series of tests were carried out on samples of meat and food products to ensure that the food and ready meals on the shelves in the supermarkets met the required standards....
Study Shows Dairy Good for Metabolic Health
Dairy is considered part of a healthy diet and dietary guidelines recommend the daily consumption of 2-4 portions of milk-based products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, cream and butter....
Pre-harvest Control Strategies for Salmonella in Pigs
A panel was concluded it is unlikely that any Salmonella control intervention assessed could be recommended to swine producers as any benefit is likely to be outweighed by the cost, according to Annette O’Connor of Iowa State University in a report...
Bung Handling Becomes Automatic
Handling of the bung in a manual pig slaughter process may result in a faecal contamination that must be removed....
Researchers Discover Why Listeria Bacterium is So Hard to Fight
The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes....
Scientists Uncover Why Major Cow Milk Allergen is Actually Allergenic
Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists at Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna, and the University of Vienna investigated what actually makes the milk allergenic....
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....
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