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Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis
Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis

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.

Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies
Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies

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.
 

Next Generation ATP Systems: More than Sanitation Monitoring
Next Generation ATP Systems: More than Sanitation Monitoring

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.

A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry
A Look at Top Trends in Food Chemistry

There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.

Automated Rapid Food Pathogen Testing Solutions
Automated Rapid Food Pathogen Testing Solutions

The food industry operates on an immense global scale. With such a scope come unique and often problematic challenges.

 

Easy-to-Use, Affordable, Same-Day Method for Rapid Detection of Indicator Bacteria

What do current microbiology methods reveal about microorganism levels in food products?

Microbiology Made Easier: A Quick Guide to Easygel™ Media
Microbiology Made Easier:  A Quick Guide to Easygel™ Media

Convenience methods have become a standard for saving the food industry time, labor and money in their microbiology work.

Soleris® System Shown to Reduce Time and Cost for UHT/Aseptic Pack Testing
Soleris® System Shown to Reduce Time and Cost for UHT/Aseptic Pack Testing

Neogen’s technology reduces time and cost of rapid microbial testing.

 

The Time Is Right for Automation in Pathogen Testing Labs
The Time Is Right for Automation in Pathogen Testing Labs

Increased scrutiny and focus on the safety of our food supply results in increased testing.



Current Trends in Mycotoxin Analysis
Current Trends in Mycotoxin Analysis

The risks associated with mycotoxins occurring in field crops, foods, feeds and animal products impact food safety.

An Insider’s View into the Use of PCR in the Food Industry
An Insider’s View into the Use of PCR in the Food Industry

The DNA-based methods such as polymerase chain reaction appear to offer good potential in advancing the technology of rapid microbial detection.

Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data
Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data

While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.

Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry
Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry

Atmospheric plasma offers a number of advantages over existing food safety technologies in meat production facilities.

On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

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: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

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.
 

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

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.

Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results
Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results

Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.

Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy
Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy

This study evaluated steam-heat processing of food within a covered Cambro pan containing water with energy generated via microwaves.  

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.

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