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Testing and Analysis

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Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry
Shiga Toxin-Producing <i>Escherichia coli</i> (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry

In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.

 

Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy
Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy

Need an accurate thermometer? Here’s a how-to guide for calibrating and validating your field thermometer.

Novel Food Safety Technologies Emerge in Food Production
Novel Food Safety Technologies Emerge in  Food Production

During last decade, a few novel intervention technologies were successfully developed, approved by regulatory agencies and applied as inactivation steps to enhance food safety.

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

Faster, Better, Cheaper… What’s Most Important in a Pathogen Test?
Faster, Better, Cheaper… What’s Most Important in a Pathogen Test?

Pathogen tests have many attributes: speed, sensitivity, cost, broad utility…which is most important to you?

It Might Be E. coli
It Might Be <i>E. coli</i>

At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?

Tests Detect Protein in Corn Not Approved for Export
Tests Detect Protein in Corn Not Approved for Export

Romer Labs has introduced two new monitoring tools for the detection of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed by Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade insect-resistant corn.

Regulating the Low-Level Presence of Chemicals in Foods — The Way Forward
Regulating the Low-Level Presence of Chemicals in Foods — The Way Forward

Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.

AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety
AOAC Shifts Food Initiative Focus to Food Safety

 Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.

 

BioMerieux's Bacillus cereus Assay Receives AOAC Certification
BioMerieux's Bacillus cereus Assay Receives AOAC Certification

BioMérieux has been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC automated test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products.

Integrated Yet Flexible UHPLC System
Integrated Yet Flexible UHPLC System

Thermo Scientific's Vanquish™ ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system addresses the needs of chromatographers within a single integrated yet flexible platform, while meeting the throughput demands of modern laboratories.

Thermal Cycler for Everyday PCR
Thermal Cycler for Everyday PCR

The new SimpliAmp™ Thermal Cycler is a small, accurate, easy-to-use thermal cycler designed to fit any lab’s needs for everyday PCR.

Water Testing/Quality Control Kits
Water Testing/Quality Control Kits

Microbiologics, Inc. has introduced EZ-Hydro Shot — a quantitative, lyophilized organism pellet that readily indicates water contamination.

Ready or Not, Aptamers Have Arrived
Ready or Not, Aptamers Have Arrived

Aptamer-based methods show promise in the food testing arena. Could their use simplify analysis of foodborne pathogens?

Smartphone App for Food Allergen Testing
Smartphone App for Food Allergen Testing

RomerLabs has launched its new AgraApp for Apple iOS7, which enables customers to analyze and document food allergen results obtained with Romer's lateral flow devices, namely the AgraStrip® line.

The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging
The Regulation of Antimicrobials in Food Packaging

Historically, FDA exercised jurisdiction over the safety of antimicrobials used in or on food, except those used on raw agricultural commodities.

The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?
The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?

The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.

Comprehensive Lab Management System
Comprehensive Lab Management System

Waters has introduced the NuGenesis Lab Management System, a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that supports the entire product lifecycle, from research through manufacturing.

The Role of Analytical Testing in Maintaining Food Safety
The Role of Analytical Testing in Maintaining Food Safety

Innovative and cutting-edge analytical method approaches are being developed in response to emerging food safety issues.

New Technologies for Foreign Body Identification
New Technologies for Foreign Body Identification

The food microscopist charged with the laboratory identification of foreign bodies reported from food products will have to use a wide range of techniques in this work.

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