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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

Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods
Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods

A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food
The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food

FDA’s evaluation of an ingredient’s status as an allergen includes an assessment of harm to individuals who may ingest the ingredient.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2

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

 

Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods: Challenges of the 21st Century
Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods:  Challenges of the 21st Century

Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.

Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests
Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests

Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.

Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients
Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients

A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.

Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories
Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories

Laboratories should have quality-control procedures for monitoring the validity of all tests and calibrations undertaken, including the use of certified reference materials.

Rapid Solutions for Major Food Pathogens
Rapid Solutions for  Major Food Pathogens

Molecular methods for food pathogen detection continue to improve, as more emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms.

LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for Environmental Monitoring
LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for  Environmental Monitoring

A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.

Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection
Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection

Detecting the presence of those same spoilage organisms in a food processing environment before they have had a chance to multiply exponentially is not so easy.

Quality Systems and Quality Assurance
Quality Systems and Quality Assurance

To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.

 

Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!
Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!

Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.

Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production
Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production

Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.

Environmental Monitoring for Listeria: Getting Started
Environmental Monitoring for <i>Listeria:</i> <br>Getting Started

Tips for monitoring Listeria in food plants include acknowledging that Listeria is a pervasive microorganism that finds harborage in unlikely places.

Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354: Tempest in a Teapot or Serious Foodborne Pathogen?
<i>Enterococcus faecium</i> NRRL B-2354: Tempest in a Teapot or Serious Foodborne Pathogen?

Food manufacturers should not be discouraged from the use of E. faecium NRRL B-2354.

Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice
Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice

Science-based harmonization of food safety standards, especially those related to food additives, would have avoided this contamination incident altogether.

Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern
Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern

To understand the challenges of testing for pathogenic STEC, we need to understand the mechanics of what makes them deadly.

Technology Review: Innovation in Microbial Interventions
Technology Review: Innovation in Microbial Interventions

The latest technological advancements in microbial contamination control are reviewered.

 

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