SOURCE: MindBranch, Inc.

May 25, 2005 12:26 ET

A Variety of Food Preservation Processes Are Under Development to Help Control Foodborne Pathogens and Safety Problems

NORTH ADAMS, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 25, 2005 -- Concerns over pathogenic bacteria and food safety are becoming increasingly significant health issues for the public and for the food industry. In many countries significant increases in foodborne illnesses have been reported over the past few decades. Moreover, new, serious hazards have emerged in the food chain, such as enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli and bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

In their new study, "Food Safety Datafile - Highlights of Research with Commercial Applications" (http://www.mindbranch.com/products/R184-018.html), Food Technology Intelligence analyzes current and potential food safety applications for variety of processes. Each chapter focuses on specific technologies or processes that are similar in approach. There is a discussion of the advantages of these new technologies. For this report, scientific, market and academic company-prepared literature has been analyzed. Published reports, journal articles and patents have been reviewed as well. Telephone and email interviews were conducted update information already published and to place it, and the technology, in proper perspective.

Learn of the latest efforts involving new detection and modeling techniques. This report will help you take advantage of these technologies -- through licensing or other collaborative arrangements -- so you can commercialize them before your competitors do. Learn about several processes involving: Antibacterial peptides, Hurdle technology, Tri-component edible films, High pressure, Irradiation and Electrolyzed oxidizing water.

Investors, food processors, biotechnology companies, instrumentation suppliers, medical, pharmaceutical or life science companies interested in learning more about this or other reports available at MindBranch should call 1-413-662-3758.

About Food Technology Intelligence: Founded in 1990, Food Technology Intelligence publishes two internationally recognized newsletters on food technology as well as periodic in-depth reports on research topics of interest to the industry. The focus of its various publications is on academic or industrial-based research aimed at improving the quality and safety of food products. The scientists, whose work is covered in the publications, are looking for companies interested in turning their research into commercial products or processes.

About MindBranch: MindBranch, Inc. is a leading market research services company distributing reports, newsletters, directories, databases, subscription services, country and/or company profiles and custom research in over 130 industry segments from over 400 leading firms. Since 1992, they have recommended market research and helped clients centralize and streamline their research procurement. For more information, visit www.mindbranch.com.

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