Food and Beverage


  • Grant awarded to team turning food waste into bioplastics

    The Virginia Tech team has already developed a new bioprocessing system for producing biodegradable bioplastics from food waste that involves the use of microorganisms.

  • New disinfectant spray promises to protect food

    To develop the spray, the McMaster researchers encouraged bacteriophages, which are harmless viruses that consume bacteria, to link together and form a microscopic chain of beads.

  • Agrivoltaic research seeded with DOE funds

    The projects will enhance economic opportunities for farmers and reduce barriers to solar energy adoption in rural communities.

  • Agri-Neo’s Neo-Pure Pasteurization tech earns TERP Validation

    Agri-Neo’s food safety science studies and third-party test results showed Neo-Pure meets ABC’s criteria of a minimum 4-log reduction of pathogens on California almonds.

  • New biosensor identifies rotting meat

    The biosensor identifies the presence of the toxin putrescine — which, as the name implies, is largely responsible for the foul odor of putrefying meat — in beef.

  • Mettler Toledo introduces its three-in-one liquid analyzer

    The Easy VIS may be used during several steps of the production process, including the inspection of raw materials, quality control of semi-finished and finished products and testing the water quality of wastewater.

  • Emerson’s new analytics software automates utilities monitoring and reporting for clean-in-place applications

    The technology replaces error-prone manual record keeping and monitors energy and utilities parameters, improving efficiency and productivity.

  • Project to use QR codes on milk cartons connected to farms of origin

    ClearFarm Project proposes using electronic monitoring tools dubbed Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) connected to QR codes on milk carton packaging so that customers can trace milk to its farm of origin.

  • Breakfast food proves to be efficient filtration material

    To create the aerogel, egg whites, which are pure protein, are freeze dried and then heated to 900° C in an environment without oxygen.

  • Study: Microplastics shed from Teflon-coated cookware

    According to scientists, one crack on the surface of a Teflon-coated pan can shed roughly 9,100 plastic particles.

  • Coating promises to combat microscopic threats on produce

    In addition to protecting against microscopic threats, the coating is designed to protect against pesticides while also limiting the exchange of gases that expedite ripening.

  • Data logger adopts shape of produce for transport monitoring

    As the produce is transported, the ImpacTrack reportedly monitors the conditions the food encounters along its shipment journey.

  • Edible QR codes promise to improve food safety, traceability

    Scientists at Japan’s Osaka University have developed edible tags, or QR codes, that are embedded within food that reveal information about the food such as its ingredients and its source.

  • EU project to develop smart bio-based food packaging

    The BIOSMART Project seeks to reduce plastic wrapping associated with food, thereby reducing waste and extending the shelf-life of food.

  • Biochemistry is bringing plant-based mammoth meat to consumers

    Will we be eating wooly mammoth soon? Engineering360 takes a look at research that would lead to meat substitutes that would share the same heme that is found in chicken, beef, pork and mammoth!

  • Mettler-Toledo’s new X-ray technology identifies foreign bodies in packaged foods

    The new technology is expected to help food manufacturers avoid product recalls, reduce product waste costs, improve product integrity and protect brand reputations.

  • HPP model from Quintus boasts industry's largest diameter vessel

    The QIF 400L also features algorithm-based software that monitors system conditions, thereby reducing the risk of unplanned downtime.

  • The FPT Industrial F28 diesel makes its field debut with the new Carraro Agricube Pro tractors

    Carraro Agricube Pro specialized vineyard and orchard tractors with 55 kW and 75 kW FPT Stage V F28 diesel engines has been launched.

  • Digitally controlled pneumatic depositors debuted by Unifiller

    The +Series Depositors are digitally controlled pneumatic depositors that include features such as pre-charge, splash reduction and deposit pressure profiling.

  • Tool helps retailers shift from high global warming refrigerants

    A free refrigerant transition hub is designed to help navigate regulatory changes implemented by the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020.

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