Food Safety Magazine

Microbiological

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

BioMerieux's Bacillus cereus Assay Receives AOAC Certification
BioMerieux's Bacillus cereus Assay Receives AOAC Certification

BioMérieux has been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC automated test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products.

Water Testing/Quality Control Kits
Water Testing/Quality Control Kits

Microbiologics, Inc. has introduced EZ-Hydro Shot — a quantitative, lyophilized organism pellet that readily indicates water contamination.

The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?
The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?

The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.

The Role of Analytical Testing in Maintaining Food Safety
The Role of Analytical Testing in Maintaining Food Safety

Innovative and cutting-edge analytical method approaches are being developed in response to emerging food safety issues.

An Environmental Sampling Approach to Product Risk Assessment
An Environmental Sampling Approach to Product Risk Assessment

The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.

Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing
Challenges and Innovations for On-Farm Bacterial Testing

Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
 

Food Safety Insider: Solutions on Demand
Food Safety Insider: Solutions on Demand

Thermo Fisher Scientific presents on-demand solutions across the supply chain.
 

Comparison of Microbiology Testing Practices
Comparison of Microbiology Testing Practices

Microbiology testing practices at food plants around the world vary extensively, with food shipments across borders growing very rapidly.
 

The Burden of Listeriosis
The Burden of Listeriosis

Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
 

When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?
When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?

Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.

Outsourcing: Key Factors to Consider In Choosing a Qualified Testing Provider
Outsourcing: Key Factors to Consider In Choosing a Qualified Testing Provider

Outsourcing requires companies to address multiple interdependent business and scientific variables in choosing a contract laboratory.

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.

Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection
Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection

Advancements in technology have led to unprecedented speed and ease in the definitive detection of specific pathogens of particular concern to the food industry.

Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions
Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions

The diversity of the global food supply presents some problematic challenges, especially with regard to analyses of the diverse matrices of the foods produced.

Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials
Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria have been linked to a growing number of foodborne illnesses.

The Move Toward Molecular Methods for Salmonella Detection
The Move Toward Molecular Methods for <em>Salmonella</em> Detection

Rapid Salmonella detection technologies have evolved to provide food producers and testing labs with improved specificity, sensitivity and speed.

Self-Contained Rapid Salmonella and Listeria Test Kits: Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant
Self-Contained Rapid <em>Salmonella</em> and <em>Listeria</em> Test Kits:  Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant

Outsourcing of testing occurs often due to fears of cross-contamination; these fears can be minimized with improved bacterial enrichment methods.

Leading the Way in Food Safety Science
Leading the Way in Food Safety Science

Fast, accurate testing results are critical for delivering safer food products to consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.

Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern
Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern

To understand the challenges of testing for pathogenic STEC, we need to understand the mechanics of what makes them deadly.