Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
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.
Microbiologics, Inc. has introduced EZ-Hydro Shot — a quantitative, lyophilized organism pellet that readily indicates water contamination.
The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.
Innovative and cutting-edge analytical method approaches are being developed in response to emerging food safety issues.
The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
Thermo Fisher Scientific presents on-demand solutions across the supply chain.
Microbiology testing practices at food plants around the world vary extensively, with food shipments across borders growing very rapidly.
Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
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 requires companies to address multiple interdependent business and scientific variables in choosing a contract laboratory.
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.
Advancements in technology have led to unprecedented speed and ease in the definitive detection of specific pathogens of particular concern to the food industry.
The diversity of the global food supply presents some problematic challenges, especially with regard to analyses of the diverse matrices of the foods produced.
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria have been linked to a growing number of foodborne illnesses.
Rapid Salmonella detection technologies have evolved to provide food producers and testing labs with improved specificity, sensitivity and speed.
Outsourcing of testing occurs often due to fears of cross-contamination; these fears can be minimized with improved bacterial enrichment methods.
Fast, accurate testing results are critical for delivering safer food products to consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.
To understand the challenges of testing for pathogenic STEC, we need to understand the mechanics of what makes them deadly.