There are approximately 20 viruses which might be transmitted to humans by contaminated milk or milk products. Among them are milk borne viruses and enteric viruses which could contaminate milk products through process water during manufacture. Because of the lack of relevant data it is very difficult to assess the risk for consumers health. But the fact that the viruses in question are most likely only present in low numbers and that they are not able to multiply in foods lead to the conclusion that milk and milk products are very safe.
Plants and microorganisms can perceive and respond to sound waves. In a review of the literature, Agroscope analysed various publications on this topic. The studies show that sound can lead to positive effects on physiology in the form of improved growth, development and disease resistance.
The war in Ukraine, dry spells and droughts followed by heavy rainfall and flooding are major challenges for our food systems. But the problems that they bring to light are nothing new – and solutions are already to hand.
Biogenic amines in foods represent a health risk. Researchers from Agroscope and INRAE investigated the formation of these undesirable substances in raclette cheeses by the bacterium Morganella morganii.