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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.

Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food
Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food

Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.

Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests
Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests

Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.

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.

Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety
Modern Tools for Food Ingredient Safety

It is critical for suppliers and manufacturers to reshape, reinvent and reimagine their approach to ensuring the safety of food ingredients.

 

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.

Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria
Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria

An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.

Building an Effective Food Testing Program for the 21st Century
Building an Effective Food Testing Program for the 21st Century

Regulatory, legal and brand protection drivers have prompted food companies to expand their testing initiatives, utilize rapid testing methodologies, and employ emerging technologies.

Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods: Challenges of the 21st Century
Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods:  Challenges of the 21st Century

Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.

Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients
Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients

A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.

Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit
Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit

The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.

Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria
Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria

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 Modern Food Safety Manager’s Must-Have Gadget
The Modern Food Safety Manager’s Must-Have Gadget

Hygiena’s EnSURE monitoring system measures a wide range of sanitation, microbiology and quality indicator tests, all on one piece of equipment.

Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies
Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies

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.

Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?
Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?

Conducting a microbial challenge study can provide valuable information to food processors.

Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life
Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life

Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.

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.

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.
 

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