Food Safety Magazine

Environmental Testing

Analytical Testing in Food Safety Continues to Grow
Analytical Testing in Food Safety Continues to Grow

No trend has been reported as being more impactful than the increase in the amount of analytical testing being conducted—especially the increase in testing for microorganisms.

Getting Sanitation out of the Reclean/Retest Rut
Getting Sanitation out of the Reclean/Retest Rut

Food companies and regulators have become increasingly vigilant for environmental pathogens in manufacturing facilities, with problems triggering swab-a-thons and even recalls.

Keys to Effective Monitoring for Listeria
Keys to Effective Monitoring for <i>Listeria</i>

For ready-to-eat food processors, developing and implementing pathogen environmental monitoring programs are important parts of their sanitation controls.

Listeria Testing Results in under 60 Minutes
<i>Listeria</i> Testing Results  in under 60 Minutes

The Listeria Right Now™ test system detectsListeria, including the pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes, in environmental samples in under 60 minutes—with molecular-level accuracy and without the need to enrich samples. The test has also been submitted for AOAC Performance Tested certification to further validate its accuracy.

Revolutionary Bio-Contained, In-House Pathogen Detection System
Revolutionary Bio-Contained, In-House Pathogen Detection System

This pathogen detection system improves food safety by providing fast, easy-to-use and cost effective methodology to detect and prevent environmental pathogens.

Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety
Use of Whole-Genome Sequencing in Food Safety

Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.

 

The Burden of Listeriosis
The Burden of Listeriosis

Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
 

Transform your Food Analysis
Transform your Food Analysis


 

Powering Productivity in Pesticide Analysis
Powering Productivity in Pesticide Analysis


 

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.
 

On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. provides an update on rapid methods and automation in microbiology for food and beverage analysis.

LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for Environmental Monitoring
LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for  Environmental Monitoring

A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.

Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!
Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!

Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.

Environmental Monitoring for Listeria: Getting Started
Environmental Monitoring for <i>Listeria:</i> <br>Getting Started

Tips for monitoring Listeria in food plants include acknowledging that Listeria is a pervasive microorganism that finds harborage in unlikely places.

NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems
NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.

Environmental Monitoring Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA
Environmental Monitoring  Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA

With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.

Using SPME and GC-MS/MS to Measure Pesticides in Green Tea
Using SPME and GC-MS/MS to Measure Pesticides in Green Tea

 

 

Meeting New Maximum Residue Limits
Meeting New Maximum Residue Limits

 

 

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Rethinking Listeria: Things Change
Rethinking <i>Listeria:</i> Things Change

A comprehensive Listeria testing program should include both product testing and environmental testing.  

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