Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
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 analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.
Recycled oil, which includes both illegally recycled oil and that refined from low-quality meats and overused kitchen oil, can cause significant foodborne illness. Find out how to determine whether your cooking oil is contaminated.
The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.
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.
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.
Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.
A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
Hygiena’s EnSURE monitoring system measures a wide range of sanitation, microbiology and quality indicator tests, all on one piece of equipment.
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.
Conducting a microbial challenge study can provide valuable information to food processors.
Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.
To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.