The ability to rapidly detect the presence of viable pathogens along the production chain is essential for determining intervention and control strategies.
The number of reported incidents and recalls related to Listeria and L. monocytogenes has been increasing, and processors are making efforts to rid their facilities of harborage organisms and sites.
Successful detection of pathogens in foods involves sampling, preanalytical sample preparation and detection.
At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?
Thermo Scientific's Vanquish™ ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system addresses the needs of chromatographers within a single integrated yet flexible platform, while meeting the throughput demands of modern laboratories.
The new SimpliAmp™ Thermal Cycler is a small, accurate, easy-to-use thermal cycler designed to fit any lab’s needs for everyday PCR.
The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.
Waters has introduced the NuGenesis Lab Management System, a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that supports the entire product lifecycle, from research through manufacturing.
The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
3M Food Safety has launched the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate, an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods. This new plate offers food processors a simplified solution for inoculation along with an easy, consistent way to interpret and enumerate colonies.
PolyScience introduces two products for controlling temperature during respirometry applications: a heated circulator and a recirculating chiller.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
Once you know the identity of the allergens that will be tested for as part of the validation, then you must select an appropriate test method.
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.
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
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.
A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.
Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.