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.
To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.
Laboratories should have quality-control procedures for monitoring the validity of all tests and calibrations undertaken, including the use of certified reference materials.
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.
Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.
Molecular methods for food pathogen detection continue to improve, as more emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms.
A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.
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.
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.
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.
Recent laboratory changes have helped in the inoculation of environmental samples.
Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it
Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.
Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.
Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.
This study evaluated steam-heat processing of food within a covered Cambro pan containing water with energy generated via microwaves.
An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.