Salmonella in baby food

It’s a case that has caused serious concern not only in France: salmonella was found in baby food from a French dairy company. More than 12 million cans of baby milk were recalled – and the [...]

Viruses in food: Why you should check your food for norovirus & co.

Virus infections occur more often in winter; however, outbreaks during the warm months are not uncommon. Besides direct contact with an infected person, contaminated food is an important source [...]

Brettanomyces: contaminant or quality feature?

Dekkera bruxellensis yeast, among winemakers and brewers also known as Brettanomyces bruxellensis (or „Brett“for short), strongly influences the flavor of wine and beer. The change in taste is [...]

Microorganisms in milk: the 7 biggest threats to milk production

June 1 is World Milk Day: a good reason to take a closer look at this tasty drink, which is very nutritious, but also an ideal breeding ground for harmful microorganisms.

Listeria in food: An increasing risk?

Listeria are among the main causes of food poisoning. Recently, there has been an increasing number of product recalls due to Listeria contamination. How great is the risk really?

Verotoxin: How to detect contamination and ensure safe food

Verotoxin-producing EHEC bacteria are a common cause of food-borne infections. Here’s what food producers should know about the risk associated with the pathogen and the methods of detection.

Food hygiene: 3 myths about yeast and mold

They turn food rancid, cause unwanted fermentation or leave a musty taste: Molds and yeasts are among the most important spoilage agents. However, these harmful microorganisms often cause [...]

Dekkera bruxellensis: New detection method for wine analysis

Dekkera bruxellensis is considered the most important spoilage yeast in the wine industry. It causes severe off-flavors of sweat, leather or horse. Early detection of a possible contamination is [...]

International Beer Day: This new technique speeds up beer analysis

Raise your glass: the first Friday in August is International Beer Day – a perfect day to enjoy a tasty brew. But unfortunately, beer doesn’t always taste as expected: beer spoilers can leave an [...]