Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.
Microorganisms, biofilms and chemical residues can survive the sanitation process if cleaning and sanitizing procedures have not been adequately followed.
Recent laboratory changes have helped in the inoculation of environmental samples.
Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.
FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
Dry processing environments are more likely to develop problems from yeast and mold contamination than from other microbes.
Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.
Part two of sampling strategies that can be applied to any situation with a focus on biological sampling.
Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.
Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.
There are two basic categorical strategies in probability sampling: systematic and random; both are ideally suited to the art and science of food safety.
Sampling is used in food safety to select a representative part of a food, thing or condition having to do with food for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole.
Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.
Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.
Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.
Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.
Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?
Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.