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Testing and Analysis

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The Burden of Listeriosis
The Burden of Listeriosis

Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
 

When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?
When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?

Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.

Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food
Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food

Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.

Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks

The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.           

Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing
Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing

Outsourcing business functions, specifically laboratory testing  may increase efficiency and cut costs with proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight.

Using Nematodes to Identify Recycled Oil in Cooking

Recycled oil, which includes both illegally recycled oil and that refined from low-quality meats and overused kitchen oil, can cause significant foodborne illness. Find out how to determine whether your cooking oil is contaminated.

Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants
Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants

The challenge for all of us is to keep up with the changing nature of chemical hazards.

Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit
Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit

The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.

Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria
Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria

The development and use of novel thermal and non-thermal technologies to process foods is increasing worldwide; thus, special attention must be paid to identifying the key goals for these new technologies.

High-Throughput Toxicity Testing: New Strategies for Assessing Chemical Safety
High-Throughput Toxicity Testing: New Strategies for Assessing Chemical Safety

Food industry toxicologists must also assess the safety of food-relevant chemicals, including pesticides.

Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better
Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better

A closer look at Tyson Foods’ Corporate Laboratory and Research Services Group and how they maximize the food safety of its products.

Current Trends in Mycotoxin Analysis
Current Trends in Mycotoxin Analysis

The risks associated with mycotoxins occurring in field crops, foods, feeds and animal products impact food safety.

An Insider’s View into the Use of PCR in the Food Industry
An Insider’s View into the Use of PCR in the Food Industry

The DNA-based methods such as polymerase chain reaction appear to offer good potential in advancing the technology of rapid microbial detection.

Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.

N60—What It Is and What It Is Not
N60—What It Is and What It Is Not

N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.

Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical
Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical

There is no doubt that product safety devices…have helped make the food and beverage industry safer.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria
Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria

Spoilage indicators could be considered a subset of quality indicators as microbes that cause spoilage are not necessarily those that result in foodborne illness.

Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry
Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry

Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.

Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis
Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis

The decision to add automation in the laboratory is similarly complex; there is the potential for labor savings, increased precision, better accuracy and automated data logging.

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