This article reviews the current research, regulations and identification and detection methods available to processors for the evaluation of Salmonella and Campylobacter in food products.
Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.
Spoilage indicators could be considered a subset of quality indicators as microbes that cause spoilage are not necessarily those that result in foodborne illness.
The decision to add automation in the laboratory is similarly complex; there is the potential for labor savings, increased precision, better accuracy and automated data logging.
Amid consumer, regulatory and food processor urgency to address and resolve food safety issues increases in value-added foodborne pathogen detection options is also evident.
Rather non-specific ATP methods have evolved to meet the growing needs of today’s food processor, combining ATP and bacterial culture tests in a single system.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.
The risks associated with mycotoxins occurring in field crops, foods, feeds and animal products impact food safety.
The DNA-based methods such as polymerase chain reaction appear to offer good potential in advancing the technology of rapid microbial detection.
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.
The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.
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.
Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.
Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.
Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?
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.
Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and are more profitable growth for food companies.
Your objective in taking samples and performing tests as well as knowing the limitations of the test you choose are all important for microbiological testing.