New technology that uses different forms of light is being developed as a way to better improve food safety. This innovative technology has shown it can both extend the shelf life of food as well as reduce the amount of harmful contaminates.

Earlier this week the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) hosted the Where Science Feeds Innovation: Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.

Food scientists explored the new light-based technologies during a panel discussion on July 13 and used the opportunity to impart the warning that much more research still needs to be done in order to ensure that using the technology will not affect food safety.

Click here to read the full article from the Australian Institute of Food Safety.