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Troubling Times for Food Safety Diagnostic Companies
Troubling Times for Food Safety Diagnostic Companies

Increased competition, the growing dominance of food contract testing labs and changes in product mix are turning good times to troubled ones for some food safety diagnostic companies.

The Food Contract Lab Business Approaches 50
The Food Contract Lab Business Approaches 50

This blog post, discussing the importance of food contract labs (FCLs) to the food safety testing market, looks at the evolution of the FCL market over the last 50 years.

 

Food Contract Labs Are Taking a Big Bite Out of Food Safety Testing
Food Contract Labs Are Taking a Big Bite Out of Food Safety Testing

Faced with the Food Safety Modernization Act and the possible requirement of lab accreditation, food companies are questioning the role and scope of their food plant labs and considering alternatives. Is using a food contract lab right for you?

FSMA & Lab Accreditation: Tipping Point for Food Safety Testing Labs?
FSMA & Lab Accreditation: Tipping Point for Food Safety Testing Labs?

Will the Food Safety Modernization Act and the push for the accreditation of food safety testing labs be the tipping point in moving analysis of food samples from food plant labs to contract testing labs?

Are All Salmonella Created Equal?
Are All Salmonella Created Equal?

Not all bacteria equally cause disease if present in food. This blog takes a look at what virulence in the realm of foodborne illness really means.

The Art of Handwashing
The Art of Handwashing

Proper employee handwashing and hygiene help to ensure high standards of food safety at foodservice establishments.

 

Food Safety: From the Local to the Global
Food Safety: From the Local to the Global

Food managers and operators must balance the demands of regulators, customers and company profits. Ask the Health Inspector focuses on food safety in the public health sector.
 

Thoughts on the Preventive Controls Draft
Thoughts on the Preventive Controls Draft

Food Safety Magazine editorial advisory board member Rick Stier offers some thoughts on the FSMA proposed preventive controls rule.

Over-Hyped? An Analysis of CDC’s Foodborne Outbreak Data—1998-2010
Over-Hyped? An Analysis of CDC’s Foodborne Outbreak Data—1998-2010

A closer look at CDC’s foodborne outbreak data between 1998 and 2010 suggests a link to media hype, but also a vastly improving food safety system.

Food Safety—Is It As Bad As Reported?
Food Safety—Is It As Bad As Reported?

The year 2012 in review: What major food recalls, stalled regulations, a continued decline in public confidence and ever-present media coverage has meant to food safety.