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Testing and Analysis

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ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains
ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains

Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it

NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems
NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.

Food Safety Partnerships Confer Great Advantages
Food Safety Partnerships  Confer Great Advantages

Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.

 

Back to the Future: Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water
Back to the Future:  Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water

Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.

Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring
Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring

The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.

What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?
What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?

The latest in automated pathogen testing.

 

USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability
USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability

Microbiology International recently sat down with Brooks Wong of the USDA-FSIS to discuss use of the MediaPrep and MediaFill systems and how the equipment has affected its daily process.

Environmental Monitoring Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA
Environmental Monitoring  Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA

With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable

An expert roundtable discussion tackles the most pressing issues in food microbiology.

 

Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?
Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?

Increased attention has been given to diacetyl and its potential role in causing a rare lung disease in hundreds of workers in microwave popcorn factories.

Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data
Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data

While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.

Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry
Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry

Atmospheric plasma offers a number of advantages over existing food safety technologies in meat production facilities.

A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination
A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination

Contamination and adulteration both may involve the presence of a substance that is not intended to be in a product.

FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

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.
 

On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. provides an update on rapid methods and automation in microbiology for food and beverage analysis.

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.

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food
The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food

FDA’s evaluation of an ingredient’s status as an allergen includes an assessment of harm to individuals who may ingest the ingredient.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2

An expert roundtable discussion tackles the most pressing issues in food microbiology.

 

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