Food Safety Magazine

Sampling/Sample Prep

Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods
Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods

A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.

Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches
Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches

Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.


Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling
Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling

Part two of sampling strategies that can be applied to any situation with a focus on biological sampling.

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques
Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques

Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies
Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies

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, Part I: The Basics
Sampling, Part I: The Basics

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.

Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions
Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions

Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.

Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test

Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.

Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

Technology Rules. Results Matter.
Technology Rules. Results Matter.

Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and are more profitable growth for food companies.
 

Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for Listeria with PCR
Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for <i>Listeria</i> with PCR

Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?

Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results

Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.
 

Rapid Salmonella Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System
Rapid <i>Salmonella</i> Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System

Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.

Demystifying the Microbial Testing Process
Demystifying the Microbial Testing Process

Your objective in taking samples and performing tests as well as knowing the limitations of the test you choose are all important for microbiological testing.

The Application of HPLC in Food Analysis
The Application of HPLC in Food Analysis

Increasingly, food analysis methods are built around high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), which has proven to be an optimal technology for detecting and/or quantifying the vast majority of food analytes.
 

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