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Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data
Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data

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.

On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. provides an update on rapid methods and automation in microbiology for food and beverage analysis.

FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
 

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

Campylobacter: Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem
<i>Campylobacter:</i> Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem

Nelson A. Cox, Ph.D., a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service talks about the state of research into Campylobacter.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

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.

Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies
Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies

As interest in the use of advanced thermal and nonthermal technologies to process foods increases worldwide, special attention must be paid to identifying key goals for these new tools.

Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?
Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?

Conducting a microbial challenge study can provide valuable information to food processors.

Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life
Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life

Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.

Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions
Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions

Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.

Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test

Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.

Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for Listeria with PCR
Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for <i>Listeria</i> with PCR

Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?

Rapid Salmonella Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System
Rapid <i>Salmonella</i> Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System

Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.

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

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

Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results

Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.
 

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