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A Closer Look at Environmental Monitoring in the Processing Plant
A Closer Look at Environmental Monitoring in the Processing Plant

Survey results are presented from more than 100 food processors on their preparations for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

On-Line Monitoring Tools for Food Processing
On-Line Monitoring Tools for Food Processing

New devices, so-called electronic noses, have been described as both a cost-effective and a timesaving substitute for the determination of shelf life, food quality and origin.

Emerging Technologies to Combat E. coli
Emerging Technologies to Combat E. coli

Science continues to seek new solutions to combat an unfortunately all too common problem.

 

Pre-Analytical Sample Preparation in Food Microbiology: An Overview
Pre-Analytical Sample Preparation in Food Microbiology: An Overview

Successful detection of pathogens in foods involves sampling, preanalytical sample preparation and detection.

Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review
Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review

The benefits of nanotechnology for the food industry are many and are expected to grow with time.

Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation
Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation

Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.

Utilization of Automation in the Contemporary Food Testing Laboratory
Utilization of Automation in the Contemporary Food Testing Laboratory

Laboratories are utilizing automation that will provide multiple benefits such as the delivery of high-quality data and the ability to take on additional workloads without increasing staffing levels.

Distribution of Chlorpyrifos Residues in Citrus Fruits
Distribution of Chlorpyrifos Residues in Citrus Fruits

During production and the postharvesting process of citrus fruits in conventional agriculture, residues of postharvest protectants as well as pesticides can be found in detectable concentrations.

Nanoscale Materials: The Dose Makes the Poison
Nanoscale Materials:  The Dose Makes the Poison

When evaluating materials for use in food packaging and other food contact applications, a number of considerations are important.

Building Better Food Safety Practices: Addressing the Need for On-Site Microbial Screening Capacity
Building Better Food Safety Practices: Addressing the Need for On-Site Microbial Screening Capacity

Implementing in-house microbial screening technologies allows the opportunity to catch where and how the contamination might have occurred in real time, ensuring greater safety of released food products.

 

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety
Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety

Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.

 

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.

 

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