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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

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.

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.

 

Salmonella and Campylobacter: A Methods Update
<i>Salmonella</i> and <i>Campylobacter:</i> A Methods Update

This article reviews the current research, regulations and identification and detection methods available to processors for the evaluation of Salmonella and Campylobacter in food products.

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 Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating E. coli
Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating <i>E. coli</i>

Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation
The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation

The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.

A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies
A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies

Pathogen testing is a key component and critical success factor in effective food safety and process control programs.

Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1
Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1

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

 

5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods
5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods

Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.

New GM Foods Could Shift Risk-Benefit Paradigm
New GM Foods Could Shift Risk-Benefit Paradigm

Bioengineered products designed to promote human health continue to show up on the radar.

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