Squid pigments have antimicrobial properties

Ommochromes, the pigments that colour the skin of squids and other invertebrates, could be used in the food and health sectors for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. This is confirmed by analyses carried out ...

Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards

Despite the high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the food industry, bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes can still be found in the food processing environment. In a study published in Applied and Environmental ...

Researchers uncover hypervirulent listeria clonal groups

(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has conducted a two-pronged study of the bacteria that causes listeriosis and in so doing has identified strains that are more virulent ...

Some online-purchased cheeses are of low quality

Online shopping saves time and provides an enormous product choice, which can be especially convenient during the Christmas shopping season. According to a German market study, six percent of all fresh foods sold today are ...

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