Day: January 17, 2018

AU: Duane Leadbetter Award

AUS-MEAT Limited: Each year, AUS-MEAT Limited is proud to support two people aspiring to be a Food Safety Auditor, one from the Meat Processing Industry and one from the Horticulture Industry. The Duane Leadbetter Memorial Award gives funding of up to $5,000 AUD to complete a Lead Auditor Food Safety Training course.
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Day: January 17, 2018

US: New DNA technique suggests Salmonella took out the Aztecs

Food Safety News: Research, published Monday in the journal Nature, reports DNA analysis has unmasked Salmonella enterica bacteria as the cause of a 16th century epidemic that affected large parts of Mexico and wiped out an estimated 800,000 people in the Aztec Empire.
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Day: January 17, 2018

AU: Cold plasma used to kill pathogens on fresh produce

Fresh Plaza: [Cold plasma] has the capacity to kill microbial pathogens on the surface of fresh produce and nuts without leaving any chemical residues. Other spoilage-causing moulds can also be suppressed, offering a longer shelf-life and reduced food waste.
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