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 analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.
A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
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.
Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.
Recent laboratory changes have helped in the inoculation of environmental samples.
Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it
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.
Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.
Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.
From a screening perspective, food safety managers continue to seek "the perfect test"? to easily, rapidly and accurately determine if the organism is present in food samples.
The combining of immunomagnetic separation and polymerase chain reaction to create a single method has proven to be a very promising new approach to food safety.
Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.
This study evaluated steam-heat processing of food within a covered Cambro pan containing water with energy generated via microwaves.
An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.
Regulatory, legal and brand protection drivers have prompted food companies to expand their testing initiatives, utilize rapid testing methodologies, and employ emerging technologies.
An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.
While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.
Atmospheric plasma offers a number of advantages over existing food safety technologies in meat production facilities.
Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. provides an update on rapid methods and automation in microbiology for food and beverage analysis.