Nelson A. Cox, Ph.D., a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service talks about the state of research into Campylobacter.
Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
Spoilage indicators could be considered a subset of quality indicators as microbes that cause spoilage are not necessarily those that result in foodborne illness.
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.
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.
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.
There is a wide variety of potentially detrimental compounds and quality issues that must be supported by comprehensive analysis programs for food safety.
Neogen’s technology reduces time and cost of rapid microbial testing.
Increased scrutiny and focus on the safety of our food supply results in increased testing.
The food industry operates on an immense global scale. With such a scope come unique and often problematic challenges.
What do current microbiology methods reveal about microorganism levels in food products?
Convenience methods have become a standard for saving the food industry time, labor and money in their microbiology work.
Food industry toxicologists must also assess the safety of food-relevant chemicals, including pesticides.
The risks associated with mycotoxins occurring in field crops, foods, feeds and animal products impact food safety.
The DNA-based methods such as polymerase chain reaction appear to offer good potential in advancing the technology of rapid microbial detection.