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Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results

Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.
 

Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for Listeria with PCR
Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for <i>Listeria</i> with PCR

Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?

Demystifying the Microbial Testing Process
Demystifying the Microbial Testing Process

Your objective in taking samples and performing tests as well as knowing the limitations of the test you choose are all important for microbiological testing.

Analyzing Acrylamide: A Focus on Food Carcinogens
Analyzing Acrylamide: A Focus on Food Carcinogens

Although most regulatory and scientific organizations have yet to conclude that acrylamide present a risk to human health, consumer fear is a business concern.

The Application of HPLC in Food Analysis
The Application of HPLC in Food Analysis

Increasingly, food analysis methods are built around high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), which has proven to be an optimal technology for detecting and/or quantifying the vast majority of food analytes.
 

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.

LC-MS/MS Analysis of Antibiotics and Pesticide Residues
LC-MS/MS Analysis of Antibiotics and Pesticide Residues

 

 

 

 

 

Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
<i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

 

 

 

 

 

X-Ray Contaminant Detection
X-Ray Contaminant Detection

 

 

 

 

 

A Solution for Ever-exacting Standards
A Solution for Ever-exacting Standards

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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?

High-Throughput Toxicity Testing: New Strategies for Assessing Chemical Safety
High-Throughput Toxicity Testing: New Strategies for Assessing Chemical Safety

Food industry toxicologists must also assess the safety of food-relevant chemicals, including pesticides.

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