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Testing and Analysis

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The Evolution of Food Testing: A Pioneer’s Perspective
The Evolution of Food Testing: A Pioneer’s Perspective

An Interview with John H. Silliker, Ph.D. on how testing of food has evolved.

 

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.

The Confusing World of Pesticides: A Primer
The Confusing World of Pesticides: A Primer

To analyze a large number of samples whose pesticide treatment is unknown, FDA uses analytical methods capable of simultaneously determining a number of pesticide residues.

AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else
AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else

Having a food allergen management plan is critically important for all food companies to avoid a recall for allergen mislabeling.

 

LIGHTNING MVP ICON® Provides Rapid Solutions for Managing Environmental Monitoring Programs
LIGHTNING MVP ICON® Provides Rapid Solutions for Managing Environmental Monitoring Programs

The Food Safety Modernization Act requires that manufacturers preventive controls to ensure a safe production environment, which can best be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive environmental monitoring program.

The False Security of the CFU in Environmental Monitoring Programs

We take a fresh look at microbiological testing as part of an environmental monitoring program.

Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection

Adenosine triphosphate sanitation verification systems are now the standard method for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food companies around the world.

Contemplating Campylobacter Conundrums
Contemplating <i>Campylobacter</i> Conundrums

Campylobacter is also one of the foodborne pathogens that have frustrated public health agencies’ efforts to reduce its contribution to illnesses.

 

Simplicity and Accuracy in Environmental Testing
Simplicity and Accuracy in Environmental Testing

Testing for Salmonella and inspection of processing environments will need to constantly improve to assure consumer safety.

Rapid Pathogen Detection Method Helps Lab Meet Customer Needs
Rapid Pathogen Detection Method Helps Lab Meet Customer Needs

Food processors’ decisions regarding pathogen detection technology and methods play a critical role in their overall food safety program.

Real-Time PCR Test Speeds Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Speeds Time to Results

Real-time PCR has simple, user-friendly features that allow the proper training of laboratory technicians and the production of laboratory results more efficiently.

Innovative Solutions for Maximum Food Safety
Innovative Solutions for Maximum Food Safety

By eliminating the weighing, dissolving, sterilizing and waiting associated with other quality control methods, quality assurance technicians could simply inoculate, incubate and count.

Setting the Standard for Quality Proficiency Testing Programs
Setting the Standard for Quality Proficiency Testing Programs

Top-performing food microbiology laboratories realize the importance of effective proficiency testing programs.

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

A PCR-based detection method rapidly and specifically identifies Listeria species in or on food and environmental samples.

Dual Testing for Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 from a Single Enrichment
Dual Testing for <i>Salmonella</i> and <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 from a Single Enrichment

Accurate, reliable assays for detecting both Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 in a variety of food types using a single 8-hour enrichment media help protect the global food supply.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines
International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines

Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.

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.

A New Solution for Test and Hold Challenges
A New Solution for Test and Hold Challenges

As regulations for Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 tighten, many companies find themselves searching for new ways to release product faster without compromising safety.

Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your Listeria Test Results?
Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your <i>Listeria</i> Test Results?

Environmental Listeria sampling is popular among food manufacturers because it greatly reduces the time and cost associated with end-product testing for the pathogen.

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