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Testing and Analysis

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Testing and Analysis category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Allergens, Chemical, Environmental Testing, Laboratory Management, Methods, Microbiological, Physical, Sampling/Sample Prep

Testing Automation Provides Flexible Solutions
Testing Automation Provides Flexible Solutions

Advancements in testing automation have allowed for the development of smaller, more flexible solutions that fit into existing laboratory configurations and workflows. BioControl System’s Assurance GDS® system utilizes the targeted isolation capabilities of immunomagnetic separation and the specificity of DNA-based detection to provide fast and accurate results for even the most challenging food samples.

Real-Time PCR for Cutting-Edge Food Testing
Real-Time PCR for Cutting-Edge Food Testing

As molecular methods for pathogen detection continue to improve, emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms. The use of real-time PCR methods developed by Bio-Rad has the benefits of automation, high sensitivity, high precision and accuracy, and the flexibility to assay for more than one pathogen simultaneously.

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

The Listeria Right Now™ test system detects Listeria, 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.

Whole-Genome Sequencing May Be Hot, But Which Rapid Micro Method Won’t Leave You Burned?
Whole-Genome Sequencing May Be Hot, But Which Rapid Micro Method Won’t Leave You Burned?

Can you tell whether whole-genome sequencing (WGS) or DNA fingerprinting is better for ensuring food safety? In truth, both are equally powerful techniques. Both have advantages and disadvantages and are realistic choices for maintaining food safety.

A Closer Look at Food Allergen Screening: Gluten Contamination
A Closer Look at Food Allergen  Screening: Gluten Contamination

With so many ingredient, flavor and preservative combinations possible, food matrices can be very complex. Bia Diagnostics can develop a customized plan to meet your specific testing needs, including evaluation and validation of the method with each specific matrix that the assay would encounter in your facility.

Rapid and Convenient Monitoring of the Quality of Beverages, Water and Foods
Rapid and Convenient  Monitoring of the Quality of Beverages, Water and Foods

The Biosart® 100 Monitor system, a Sartorius Biotech product that is distributed by Weber Scientific, has been designed specifically for the detection and enumeration of microorganisms potentially present in food, beverages and water. It is a membrane filtration system that is the microbiological method of choice for many customers testing fluid product, particularly for brewing, juice, soft drink and potable water laboratories.  

Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety
Benefits of the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP) for Food Safety

Interview with the Association of Public Health Laboratories on why a lab might join the ISO Cooperative Agreement Program

 

A Closer Look at Environmental Monitoring in the Processing Plant
A Closer Look at Environmental Monitoring in the Processing Plant

Survey results are presented from more than 100 food processors on their preparations for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Foreign-Material Reduction Programs—An Integrated Approach Using Teamwork
Foreign-Material Reduction Programs—An Integrated Approach Using Teamwork

Foreign material can be a difficult and costly issue in food manufacturing.

On-Line Monitoring Tools for Food Processing
On-Line Monitoring Tools for Food Processing

New devices, so-called electronic noses, have been described as both a cost-effective and a timesaving substitute for the determination of shelf life, food quality and origin.

Emerging Technologies to Combat E. coli
Emerging Technologies to Combat E. coli

Science continues to seek new solutions to combat an unfortunately all too common problem.

 

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.

Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations
Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations

Could silver offer an alternative antimicrobial food additive?

 

Pre-Analytical Sample Preparation in Food Microbiology: An Overview
Pre-Analytical Sample Preparation in Food Microbiology: An Overview

Successful detection of pathogens in foods involves sampling, preanalytical sample preparation and detection.

A Look at the Microbiology Testing Market
A Look at the Microbiology Testing Market

This article reviews the overall microbiology testing market, enabling you to align these trends with your business strategies and optimize your food safety system.

Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review
Nanotechnology in the Food Industry: A Short Review

The benefits of nanotechnology for the food industry are many and are expected to grow with time.

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens
Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine:   Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.

Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation
Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation

Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.

Utilization of Automation in the Contemporary Food Testing Laboratory
Utilization of Automation in the Contemporary Food Testing Laboratory

Laboratories are utilizing automation that will provide multiple benefits such as the delivery of high-quality data and the ability to take on additional workloads without increasing staffing levels.

Food Testing: Selecting a Contract Laboratory
Food Testing: Selecting a Contract Laboratory

Most food manufacturers need outside laboratory support at some time or another; the laboratory should be subjected to the same rigor that one would apply to selecting any vendor.

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