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.
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.
Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.
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.
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.
Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.
With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.
Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.
Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.
Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.
The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.
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.
The latest in automated pathogen testing.
Atmospheric plasma offers a number of advantages over existing food safety technologies in meat production facilities.