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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.

Quality Systems and Quality Assurance
Quality Systems and Quality Assurance

To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.

 

Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories
Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories

Laboratories should have quality-control procedures for monitoring the validity of all tests and calibrations undertaken, including the use of certified reference materials.

Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection
Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection

Detecting the presence of those same spoilage organisms in a food processing environment before they have had a chance to multiply exponentially is not so easy.

Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!
Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!

Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.

Rapid Solutions for Major Food Pathogens
Rapid Solutions for  Major Food Pathogens

Molecular methods for food pathogen detection continue to improve, as more emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms.

LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for Environmental Monitoring
LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for  Environmental Monitoring

A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.

The Perfect Salmonella Method: Reality or Myth?
The Perfect <i>Salmonella</i> Method: Reality or Myth?

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.

With Pathogen Detection, One Plus One Does Not Always Equal Two
With Pathogen Detection, One Plus One Does Not Always Equal Two

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.

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.

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

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.

New Lateral Flow Reader Provides Traceability, Eliminates Subjectivity
New Lateral Flow Reader Provides Traceability, Eliminates Subjectivity

Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.

Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results
Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results

Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.

Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy
Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy

This study evaluated steam-heat processing of food within a covered Cambro pan containing water with energy generated via microwaves.  

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.

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