Food Safety Magazine

Sampling/Sample Prep

Automated Sample Preparation Coupled with Mass Spectrometry Detection for Food Matrices
Automated Sample Preparation Coupled with Mass Spectrometry Detection for Food Matrices

 

 

 

An Effective Alternative to Bulk Liquid Media Preparation
An Effective Alternative to Bulk Liquid Media Preparation

 

 

Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?
Do You Need Microbial Challenge Testing?

Conducting a microbial challenge study can provide valuable information to food processors.

Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions
Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions

Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.

Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test

Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.

Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

Rapid Salmonella Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System
Rapid <i>Salmonella</i> Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System

Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.

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?

Technology Rules. Results Matter.
Technology Rules. Results Matter.

Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and are more profitable growth for food companies.
 

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.

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.
 

Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches
Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches

Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.

 

Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling
Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling

Part two of sampling strategies that can be applied to any situation with a focus on biological sampling.

Contemplating Campylobacter Conundrums
Contemplating <i>Campylobacter</i> Conundrums

Campylobacter is also one of the foodborne pathogens that have frustrated public health agencies’ efforts to reduce its contribution to illnesses.

 

Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods
Dealing With Dioxin: The State of Analytical Methods

EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.

Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques
Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques

Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies
Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies

There are two basic categorical strategies in probability sampling: systematic and random; both are ideally suited to the art and science of food safety.

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