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Testing and Analysis

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Testing and Analysis category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Allergens, Chemical, Environmental Testing, Laboratory Management, Methods, Microbiological, Physical, Sampling/Sample Prep

Prevalence of Campylobacter Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail
Prevalence of <i>Campylobacter</i> Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail

Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.

The Drivers of Differences in Food Safety Testing Practices
The Drivers of Differences in Food Safety Testing Practices

Testing volumes should normally fluctuate in rough proportions to the volume of food and the types of foods being produced.

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.

 

Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

An interview with Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. focuses on the latest innovations in rapid and automated microbial testing methods.

Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products
Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products

In addition to quality control programs, an added element of quality assurance programs implemented as part of quality management systems include HACCP plans.

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 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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Rethinking Listeria: Things Change
Rethinking <i>Listeria:</i> Things Change

A comprehensive Listeria testing program should include both product testing and environmental testing.  

Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?
Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?

Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.

 

Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard
Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard

One challenge for the food industry is changeovers from a product containing allergens to a similar product that does not contain allergens.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do

Spices are the subject of increasing microbiological contamination-associated recalls for food pathogens.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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