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Testing and Analysis

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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.

Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis
Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis

Discover how using a charged aerosol detector can help olive oil producers identify adulterated product.

Five Unusual Ways to Use Your Corporate Culture to Eliminate Foreign Material
Five Unusual Ways to Use Your Corporate Culture to Eliminate Foreign Material

A strong culture of cross-functional teams engaged in problem solving at the plant level supports a consistent focus on foreign material prevention.

Strategies for Organizing Environmental Monitoring Data for Optimal Trending and Root-Cause Analysis
Strategies for Organizing Environmental Monitoring Data for Optimal Trending and Root-Cause Analysis

Trending environmental monitoring data can help with a root-cause analysis to uncover the origins of the positive finding and may inform the mitigation strategy.

The ABCs of CBD
The ABCs of CBD

The marketplace is filled with cannabidiol-based products in consumables and consumer products such as supplements, foods (human and animal), cosmetics, and beverages.

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.

Contaminant Detection in Food Processing
Contaminant Detection in Food Processing

A new approach for significantly improving detection probabilities and reducing the need for manual verification of foreign material contamination of food products is described.

STEC, EHEC, or E. coli O157? Differentiating between Targets
STEC, EHEC, or <i>E. coli</i> O157? Differentiating between Targets

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains can cause foodborne illness, necessitating the expansion of testing for these organisms.

Biosensor-Based Rapid Pathogen Detection: Are We There Yet?
Biosensor-Based Rapid Pathogen Detection:  Are We There Yet?

The ability to rapidly detect the presence of viable pathogens along the production chain is essential for determining intervention and control strategies.

Does In-House Testing Provide a Competitive Advantage Over Partnering with a Third-Party Provider?
Does In-House Testing Provide a Competitive Advantage Over Partnering with a Third-Party Provider?

Food safety testing can be conducted in-house or outsourced to a third-party laboratory. Which one is the right fit for your business?

Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes
Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes

Transgenic methods have been used for over 25 years to incorporate well-characterized genes from a foreign (different plant or nonplant species) donor into a plant host that endows it with some desirable trait.

Using APGC to Improve Food Contaminant Monitoring
Using APGC to Improve Food Contaminant Monitoring

As a result of the changing regulatory landscape, there is need for more accurate identification and quantification of contaminants in environmental and food-related samples.

Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control
Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control

The data indicate that processors are making preventive efforts to maintain or improve the performance of their allergen programs.

Five Tips for Choosing a Food Laboratory
Five Tips for Choosing a Food Laboratory

With so many food testing laboratories out there, how do you find the one that’s best for your business? Here are some tips to help you get started.

Preventing Foreign Material in Red Meat: Measure Twice
Preventing Foreign Material in Red Meat: Measure Twice

Foreign material is introduced in two ways: via raw materials and internally by the production process. They offer different challenges and require specific strategies to address them.

Listeria: An Important Focus of Environmental Monitoring
<i>Listeria</i>: An Important Focus of Environmental Monitoring

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.

Investigation and Identification of Physical Contaminants in Food
Investigation and Identification of Physical Contaminants in Food

Most physical contaminants of foods, such as pieces of hard plastic or wood, can cause consumers immediate injury; this includes all types of foods, including beverages, bottled water, and nutritional and functional products.

Have Your Natural Ingredients Been Adulterated?
Have Your Natural Ingredients Been Adulterated?

The intent of adulteration is rarely to cause harm to health, since this would defeat the purpose of slipping a cheaper ingredient under the radar.

New Nanotechnology Platform Developed for the Rapid Detection of Foodborne Viruses
New Nanotechnology Platform  Developed for the Rapid Detection of Foodborne Viruses

This new sensing mechanism can detect very faint traces of foodborne viruses that can help prevent epidemics and further transmission.

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