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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

Rapid E.coli Test Speeds Lab Work for Dietary Supplement Maker
Rapid <i>E.coli</i> Test Speeds Lab Work for Dietary Supplement Maker

Getting food sample test results as quickly as possible is always at the top of the wish list for the majority of food industry laboratories.

Technology Rules. Results Matter.
Technology Rules. Results Matter.

Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.

Poultry Breeder Improves Environmental Monitoring with Innovative Dry-Bags
Poultry Breeder Improves Environmental Monitoring with Innovative Dry-Bags

Recent laboratory changes have helped in the inoculation of environmental samples.

ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains
ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains

Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it

Food Safety Partnerships Confer Great Advantages
Food Safety Partnerships  Confer Great Advantages

Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.

 

NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems
NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.

Back to the Future: Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water
Back to the Future:  Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water

Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.

Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring
Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring

The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.

USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability
USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability

Microbiology International recently sat down with Brooks Wong of the USDA-FSIS to discuss use of the MediaPrep and MediaFill systems and how the equipment has affected its daily process.

What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?
What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?

The latest in automated pathogen testing.

 

Environmental Monitoring Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA
Environmental Monitoring  Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA

With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable

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

 

Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?
Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?

Increased attention has been given to diacetyl and its potential role in causing a rare lung disease in hundreds of workers in microwave popcorn factories.

Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"
Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"

The fundamental objective of any food company is to produce a safe and wholesome product that meets the claims of the product’s label.
 

"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty
"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty

Unlike foodborne infections that strike without warning, folks who have food allergies (or food intolerance) generally know of them and avoid the offending ingredients.

Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches
Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches

While the senses of sight, touch, hearing and smell are not the only tools used to eliminate contamination, they are not used as often or as thoroughly as possible.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA
Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA

While it is not supposed to be there, acrylamide can form in food as a result of a heat-induced reaction between two naturally occurring ingredients, the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars.

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

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