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14 QA Mistakes Made by Food Labs
14 QA Mistakes Made by Food Labs

The number one quality assurance (QA) mistake that food testing laboratories make is not having enough training for new employees.

Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

An interview with Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. focuses on the latest innovations in rapid and automated microbial testing methods.

Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products
Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products

In addition to quality control programs, an added element of quality assurance programs implemented as part of quality management systems include HACCP plans.

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines
International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines

Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Technology Round-Up: New Frontiers in Pathogen Testing
Technology Round-Up: New Frontiers in Pathogen Testing

A review of the latest advancements in microbial pathogen testing technologies.


Salmonella and Campylobacter: A Methods Update
<i>Salmonella</i> and <i>Campylobacter:</i> A Methods Update

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.

Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating E. coli
Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating <i>E. coli</i>

Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.

Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria
Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria

Spoilage indicators could be considered a subset of quality indicators as microbes that cause spoilage are not necessarily those that result in foodborne illness.

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.

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