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  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Consequences of Contamination – Article in Food Processing

    The October 2014 issue of Food Processing featured a very interesting article entitled ‘The Consequences of Contamination’.  Metal contamination in particular is one contaminant that can be found, captured and removed at various stages with a process. Unfortunately, solving the problem of contamination is not possible using one item of equipment at one stage in the process.  ...


  • Food contamination after the Chernobyl accident

    The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident has been seriously overestimated, while unfounded statements presented as scientific facts have been used to strangle the nuclear industry, according to Russian researchers. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation, Sergei Jargin of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, suggests that the health effects of food ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tomra´s new Multi-Channel Laser Sorting Solution is unlocking previously untapped opportunities for quartz processes

    In recent years, sensor-based ore sorting has gradually become established, and is now widely used across the mining industry. In a huge quantum leap forward, TOMRA Sorting Mining is now introducing a new multi-channel laser sorting machine which is destined to set entirely new standards within the industry. Minerals which could not be differentiated with existing technologies, such as ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Contaminated Environments and Food Products can Cause Shigellosis

    Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria known as Shigella. Each year, approximately 14,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States, but because many milder cases are not diagnosed or reported, the actual number of infections may be many times greater. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mineral oil contamination in dry food samples

    SpeedExtractor E-916: Optimization of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) for the rapid and efficient determination of MOSH and MOAH in dry food samples  Click here for more information   Related ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • Lead Poisoning Risks in Contaminated Soil

    A recent USA Today investigation revealed contaminated soil around hundreds of old lead factory sites. At a hearing on Thursday, a US senator questioned federal environmental health officials about what is being done to reduce lead poisoning risks. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning, and they can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources–although ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cholera outbreaks blamed on contaminated water

    Recurrent outbreaks of cholera in the western province of Nyanza are caused by widespread water contamination, including seepage from latrines, health officials said. 'The major contributor to the recent outbreaks in the area was unsafe water,' Shahnaaz Sharif, the senior deputy director of medical services in Kenya's health ministry, said. 'In Kisumu, many wells are built near the latrine; ...


    By IRIN

  • Pharmaceuticals recalled due to metallic contaminants

    This month a manufacturer of an intravenous blood pressure medication announced a voluntary recall of their product because of the potential presence of foreign matter. The material, according to reports, is made up of sub visible inert stainless steel particulates of approximately 2.5 microns in diameter.Contaminated pharmaceuticals are not a new phenomenon. In the past there have been numerous ...


  • Specac Limited: Testing chocolate for contaminants

    If you haven't bitten into a chunk of plastic when you last ate a Mars Bar or Snickers, you may think there's no chance of eating any contaminants with your elevensee's. But not all foreign objects in food can be seen with human eyes. Straight-forward chocolate generally consists of coca butter, egg white, organic acids, cellulose, polyphenols, water, minerals, salts, theobromine, ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Determination of Melamine in food by ion chromatography

    Metrohm has released a simple and accurate method for the determination of melamine in milk powder and other food using ion chromatography after inline sample dialysis. The new method requires only moderate spending on instrumentation and is sensitive enough to quantify melamine contents well below the limits set by food safety regulatory authorities around the world. Melamine is an industrial ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Collaboration on antimicrobial technologies for food and beverage

    Ecolab has entered into a marketing agreement with DuPont to commercialise new antimicrobial coating technologies for the food and beverage processing industry that will reduce the risk of environmental contamination by enhancing food facility hygiene. The control of mold, and pathogenic bacteria, especially salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, is a significant challenge for the food processing ...


  • Food safety in the face of climate change

    The potential impact of climate change on food safety is considered in a new report by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report aims to raise awareness of the issue and to facilitate international cooperation in better understanding, developing and implementing strategies to address the changing food safety situation. Predicted climatic changes include an ...

  • Up to 7% of Imported Spices Contaminated with Salmonella

    Last month, a new report was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that took a comprehensive look at imported spices. According to their findings, approximately 12% of the spices were found to be contaminated with insect parts and rodent hairs, while roughly 7% were found to have Salmonella. The FDA report states, “A wide diversity of pathogens ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Food safety is critical to nutrition security

    We must focus on food safety as well as nutrition to feed the hungry — but there are many barriers to safe eating, writes the WHO's Jørgen Schlundt. Most scientists agree that the world's farmers produce enough food to cater for the Earth's six billion people. The fact that more than one billion people suffer from hunger and undernutrition is widely thought to be a result of inadequate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bion Responds to Food Safety Issues

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC: BNET).  Food safety concerns have been in the news again with the recent account of an outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany, initially identified as coming from bean sprouts.  In the Sunday June 12th edition of the NY Times, an article by Elizabeth Rosenthal titled ...

  • Ridding rice plantations of arsenic from contaminated groundwater

    Genetically engineered rice plants that resist the uptake of toxic metals could boost production and ease the shortage of this staple crop in Asia, India and Bangladesh, where irrigation with contaminated groundwater has created soils with toxic levels of arsenic. More than 80 percent of the world’s population depends on rice as a staple food, but production is dropping in the rice paddies of ...


  • Better detection of mercury contamination developed by researchers

    Mercury contamination has a negative impact on both the environment and human health. Researchers have developed a simple visual technique that will make detecting mercury pollution much easier. Mercury poses an international threat, as it can be transported through the air and through the food chain, especially via fish. It is mainly used in thermometers, barometers, dental fillings and ...

  • Real time in vitro evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of contaminants

    The Genotrace project, combining targeted research and technology transfer, aims at delivering an innovative test to improve the safety of chemical products, drugs, human and animal food and the environment. The project consortium is led by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and includes CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the University Toulouse III ...

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