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.
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 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.
Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
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.
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.
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.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.
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.
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.
Conducting a microbial challenge study can provide valuable information to food processors.
Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.
Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.
Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.
Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.
Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?
Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.
Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and are more profitable growth for food companies.
Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.