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  • Briefs: 72 bacterial species identified in domestic refrigerators

    French agency, AFSSA (Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments) recently conducted a microbiological study on 2 types of refrigeration installations related to domestic food consumption: refrigerated display cabinets and domestic...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Probiotic ice cream to boost oral health for children

    A recent Indian study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, used ice cream to test the effectiveness of probiotic bacteria on oral health.

    • Publication date : 2015/05/22
  • Scientists develop a chip to detect Legionelia very quickly

    Researchers at the Technical University of Munich claim to have developed a test for quick detection of Legionella bacteria.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/09
  • Rapid low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of milk, according to a Purdue University study.

    • Publication date : 2016/09/06
  • Liquid crystal technology speeds up foodborne pathogen detection

    Crystal Diagnostics has pioneered liquid-crystal technology that enables smart fast detection of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens such as E. coli in foodstuffs.

    • Publication date : 2012/02/28
  • Briefs: LMP-102

    LMP-102, a bacteria-eating virus (bacteriophage) was approved as an antimicrobial (against Listeria monocytogenes) food additive in meat and poultry products by the FDA in 2006. The European Food Safety Authority's BIOHAZ Panel has recently...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • NZ Building Act to battle Legionella

    Following the recent outbreak of legionellosis in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Department of Building and Housing has reminded building owners and managers of their health and safety responsibilities under the Building Act. Published in the New...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Aerosol-free coooling tower

    Climespace, a subsidiary of Suez and Gaz de France that has developed Paris' ice water cooling system, has successfully tested a new system of aero-cooling towers, which eliminates aerosols, a major factor in the spread of legionella bacteria in...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Invasion of a Body Snatcher

    New research by French scientists has revealed how Listeria monocytogenes can activate the cellular transport machinery that transports viruses and small molecules and proteins and use it to invade cells and hide from the body's immune system....

    • Publication date : 2005/11/23
  • The incidence of foodborne infections in France

    A report, dated May 10, 2004, from the French Health Monitoring Agency (InVS) evaluated, from the analysis of available data, the incidence of foodborne infections in France. Over 200 diseases of bacterial, viral and parasitic or toxic origin are...

    • Publication date : 2004/07/15
  • Nanotechnoly: what’s new?

    Nanotechnology - the manipulation of cell and atomic structure in materials no larger than a billionth of a metre in size - has recently been described by Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Vice President of Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, as...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Out of ordinary: Ötzi’s curse?

    Ötzi's curse? Tests run on Ötzi the iceman, the world's oldest and best-preserved mummy, show signs of decomposition. X-rays show grey spots on one knee, indicating gas formation caused by bacteria. The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Brief: Cryotemperatures save flooded archives

    In February 2010, "Xynthia", a major storm swept over La Rochelle, France. In order to rescue the archives of the "Conseil Général de Charente Maritime" the departmental authority that were covered with 2-metre deep sea water, cryogenic...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Briefs: Permafrost - a glimpse of Alaska's History

    In 1963, the Alkirk miner, an experimental tunnelling machine, was tested on the permanently frozen silt, sand and gravel of Hill 456, 10 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The result was a man-made permafrost tunnel that runs 360 feet deep into...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • New in cooling tower technology.

    This process offers greater safety and efficiencies combining the best of wet and dry cooling tower technologies.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/19
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
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    Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2022/10/12
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Ice creams