Chitosan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide ideally suited for use in medical supplies, devices, therapeutics, and diagnostics. The unique natural characteristics of chitosan include its cationic, biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-immunogenic, and antimicrobial properties.
Probiotics are defined as live bacteria with beneficial effects to the health of the host organism. Pimarily lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are used as probiotics, however certain yeasts and bacilli are also known to have positive effects
Antifoams are supplied as two basic types of composition or mixtures of the two. Organic antifoams are of synthetic origin. Silicone-based antifoams are generally considered to be siloxane polymers and are also synthetic.
No major regulatory agency in the world that oversees food labeling defines natural ingredients in food, with the exception of natural flavors. The US FDA, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Japanese Ministry of Health, and other regions have clear...
Salmonella contamination is the second leading cause of food-borne illness worldwide. Controlling outbreaks of Salmonella is an important task for food regulators, restaurants and the food industry in general.
The Salmonella family includes over 2,300 serotypes of bacteria, but two types...
In recent years it has been recognized that Listeria is an important public health problem. The disease affects primarily people of advanced age, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.
The measurement of organic acids in wines is complementary to sensorial and microbiological quality assessment in fermentation control, for example, because the types and concentrations of the different acids influence the resulting color and taste of the wine.
Today, diverse studies report the benefits of probiotics, such as inhibitory effects on pathogens, aid in the management or prevention of chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases or atopic syndromes, and support to the immune system. Potential beneficial applications abound, researchers continue...
Detect microbial contamination faster with the Milliflex Quantum system. Using fluorescence-based technology, this non-destructive method can help microbiological enumeration before the colonies become visible
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