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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.

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.

Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck Listeria Testing
Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck <i>Listeria</i> Testing

When ready-to-eat meat products are processed in the same facility as raw meats, frequent, reliable Listeria testing is a vital part of a food safety program.

Key Steps to a Total Listeria Testing Solution
Key Steps to a Total <i>Listeria</i> Testing Solution

Food companies have responded to increased regulations on Listeria testing by implementing changes in their testing programs and increasing the volumes of environmental tests performed.

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.

Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law
Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law

The new law requires food manufacturers to have processes in place that reduce or eliminate accidental cross-contact between non-allergenic foods and known food allergens.

Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support
Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support

For a lab to receive accreditation, it must be able to prove to an accrediting body that its tests are applicable, appropriate and functioning correctly.

Remel-Oxoid Merger Creates Global Industry Powerhouse
Remel-Oxoid Merger Creates Global Industry Powerhouse

Merger drives innovation for microbiological testing in food products.

 

Advances in Spiral Plating Increase Reproducibility and Cost Savings
Advances in Spiral Plating Increase Reproducibility and Cost Savings

Spiral plating is an ideal tool for both research and quality assurance personnel.

Moving Forward to Achieve Global Listeria Control
Moving Forward to Achieve Global <i>Listeria</i> Control

The food industry and government have long been aware of the persistence of Listeria in the environment and in processing plants.
 

Microbial Detection – Taking It to the Limits
Microbial Detection – Taking It to the Limits

Whichever method is used for sampling and detecting microorganisms, it represents only a fraction of the actual level present in a food product.

Enterobacter sakazakii: The Quest for Tests
<i>Enterobacter sakazakii:</i> The Quest for Tests

Continued development and improvement of rapid methods for the detection and characterization of this emerging microorganism is needed.

Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies
Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies

Training of waitstaff on food allergens is essential, but the entire establishment should maintain an allergen-free kitchen and incorporate a company-wide food safety culture.

Technology Round-Up: New Frontiers in Pathogen Testing
Technology Round-Up: New Frontiers in Pathogen Testing

A review of the latest advancements in microbial pathogen testing technologies.

 

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