Professor József Baranyi of the Institute of Food Research has been elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST). His election to this distinguished body is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to food science and technology. The IAFoST is a learned society composed of elected Fellows from all [...]
Many of the 65,000 visitors to The Big Bang Fair got a taste for network science recently as the Institute of Food Research and travelling arts emporium ME AND ER presented a representation of the global food network. Together, the scientists and artists put together a representation of the way different ingredients come together during [...]
The recent horse meat scandal and food poisoning outbreaks such as the E. coli infections in 2011 have put the food supply chain into the spotlight. How did horse meat end up undetected in so many different places? Why were Spanish cucumbers initially blamed for the E. coli outbreak in Germany, before Egyptian fenugreek seeds [...]
In May, as part of a £250 Million strategic investment in UK bioscience, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council announced funding for 14 key national capabilities, three of which are located at the Institute of Food Research. Two of these are databases collating information on food composition (Food Databanks) and predictive microbiology (ComBase), and the other [...]
As illustrated by the E. coli outbreak in Germany in 2011, any delay in identifying the source of food poisoning outbreaks can cost lives and cause considerable political and economical damage. An international multidisciplinary team of scientists have shown that difficulties in finding the sources of contamination behind food poisoning cases are inevitable due to [...]
Salmonella remains a serious cause of food poisoning in the UK and throughout the EU, in part due to its ability to thrive and quickly adapt to the different environments in which it can grow. New research involving a team of IFR scientists, funded by BBSRC, has taken the first detailed look at what Salmonella [...]
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