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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.

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.

 

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Environmental Monitoring Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA
Environmental Monitoring  Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA

With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.

Food Safety Partnerships Confer Great Advantages
Food Safety Partnerships  Confer Great Advantages

Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.

 

NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems
NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.

Back to the Future: Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water
Back to the Future:  Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water

Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.

Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring
Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring

The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.

USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability
USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability

Microbiology International recently sat down with Brooks Wong of the USDA-FSIS to discuss use of the MediaPrep and MediaFill systems and how the equipment has affected its daily process.

What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?
What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?

The latest in automated pathogen testing.

 

Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods: Challenges of the 21st Century
Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods:  Challenges of the 21st Century

Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.

Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests
Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests

Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.

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