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This review article (purchase required) covers recent developments in loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) devices, particularly when coupled with microfluidic chips, for applications as point-of-use tests for meat and seafood species…
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This is the latest in the "At the Coal Face" series from FAN partner Tenet Law.
Tenet’s Arun Chauhan will be joined by Dr. Elisabeth Carter, renowned criminologist and forensic linguist. She examines the manipulation of interactional, ethical, and…
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This webinar covers the importance of strategic planning and adaptation in the face of regulatory change, including sustainability, traceability, and health claims.
Learning Outcomes:

Understand the current regulatory challenges and trends from a…
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Mar 26
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The authors of this paper (open access) have reviewed the recent uses of internet-of-things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI-ML) and blockchain technology (BT) in the wine industry supply chain.
They propose a future…
Mar 21
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This dissertation from Florida State University describes designing and validating a species-specific PCR-lateral flow assay for Atlantic white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) utilizing a miniaturized and cost-effective PCR instrument.  The…
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There are many species of cinnamon, with different commercial values, and so ground cinnamon is a perennial risk for substitution or adulteration of one species by another.  This article (open access) reviews analytical methods for cinnamon…
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In this paper (purchase required) the authors make use of a recently developed ambient ionisation source for mass spectrometry.  Self Aspiration Corona Discharge Ionisation (SACDI-MS) enabled the direct measurement of volatile compounds from coffee,…
Mar 5
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Registration and accomodation details are now open for the International Association of Food Protection annual conference.  The conference homepage is here.  There is a warning from the organisers to only use the official housing partner, HPN…
Mar 5
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European legislation permits the inclusion of non-cocoa vegetable fats up to 5% into milk chocolate recipes.  Anything beyond this is adulteration.
In this paper (purchase required) the authors report the use of proton NMR combined with chemometrics…
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