DidarLab has developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone’s lips. With support provided by Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc., young researchers have proven a method that will allow producers, packagers and retailers to detect bacterial contamination in milk products simply by reading a signal from a test printed inside every container. The technology can be adapted to detect the most common food pathogens and is also expected to be effective for use with other foods and beverages. Once it becomes widely available, McMaster and Toyota Tsusho hope it will make the food supply safer and significantly reduce food waste.
Read more about this research that has been published in the nanotechnology journal ACS Nano