Although most regulatory and scientific organizations have yet to conclude that acrylamide present a risk to human health, consumer fear is a business concern.
Increasingly, food analysis methods are built around high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), which has proven to be an optimal technology for detecting and/or quantifying the vast majority of food analytes.
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.
A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
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.
An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.
Regulatory, legal and brand protection drivers have prompted food companies to expand their testing initiatives, utilize rapid testing methodologies, and employ emerging technologies.
To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.
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.
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.
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