EU RESEARCH DEVELOP BIOSENSORS DETECTING ROTTING FRUIT JUICE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE RISK of consumers drinking fruit juices full of bacteria and potentially damaging to their health could be minimised by a European Union (EU) research initiative. The Euro 1.01 million QUALI-JUICE project is developing biosensors for use by fruit juice manufacturers to quickly detect any contamination of juice by bacteria in their factories. If detected early enough, the juice can be pasteurised without being damaged and then sold safely, but if bacteria are not spotted and have time to ferment, pasteurisation is not possible, ...


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