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.
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.
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.
When evaluating materials for use in food packaging and other food contact applications, a number of considerations are important.
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.
Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.
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.
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During last decade, a few novel intervention technologies were successfully developed, approved by regulatory agencies and applied as inactivation steps to enhance food safety.
Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
Pathogen tests have many attributes: speed, sensitivity, cost, broad utility…which is most important to you?
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?
Romer Labs has introduced two new monitoring tools for the detection of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed by Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade insect-resistant corn.
Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.
Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.
Aptamer-based methods show promise in the food testing arena. Could their use simplify analysis of foodborne pathogens?
The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.
Innovative and cutting-edge analytical method approaches are being developed in response to emerging food safety issues.
The food microscopist charged with the laboratory identification of foreign bodies reported from food products will have to use a wide range of techniques in this work.
The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.