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Leading the Way in Food Safety Science
Leading the Way in Food Safety Science

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

Setting the Standard for Traceability in Proficiency Testing Programs
Setting the Standard for Traceability in Proficiency Testing Programs

Top-performing food microbiology laboratories realize the importance of effective proficiency testing programs.

Amick Farms Adopts Cutting-Edge Pathogen Detection Technology
Amick Farms Adopts Cutting-Edge Pathogen Detection Technology

Rapid DNA-based methods are increasingly being used by food producers to detect unwanted bacteria in their products.

Risk Analysis Drives Safety Testing for Dietary Supplement Maker
Risk Analysis Drives Safety Testing for Dietary Supplement Maker

Existing regulations cannot be easily applied to vitamins, minerals and herbs, requiring an innovative approach for safety testing.

Solving Today’s Business Problems with Rapid Testing Innovations
Solving Today’s Business Problems with Rapid Testing Innovations

Food manufacturers are under increased pressure to operate more efficiently and competitively.

New EU Food Microbiology Criteria To Impact Lab Testing
New EU Food Microbiology Criteria To Impact Lab Testing

Regulations in the EU drive innovations in laboratory testing analyses.

 

Food and Dairy Lab Finds Rapid E. coli Test Easier To Use
Food and Dairy Lab  Finds Rapid <i>E. coli</i> Test Easier To Use

Food processors sometimes look for alternatives to outsourcing their food safety testing.

 

Salmonella Serotyping in Poultry: Ready or Not, Here It Comes
<i>Salmonella</i> Serotyping in Poultry: Ready or Not,  Here It Comes

New regulations and HACCP programs require innovative approaches to identify Salmonella contamination.

The Real Cost of Testing for Salmonella
The Real Cost of  Testing for <i>Salmonella</i>

Salmonella testing is costly due to the complexity of the organism and the numerous strains that impact food safety.

Selecting a Suitable Food Allergen Detection Method
Selecting a Suitable Food Allergen Detection Method

There are several different immunological screening methods available for allergen testing and each has its advantages and disadvantages.

The Best of the Best: Portable Tools for the Food Sanitarian
The Best of the Best: Portable Tools for the Food Sanitarian

A review of the best sanitation tools is presented.

 

The Challenge of Bacterial Spores
The Challenge of Bacterial Spores

Bacterial spore formers, such as Clostridium botulinum and Bacillus cereus and their toxins, do not get industry’s attention but that doesn’t mean these contaminants aren’t on the radar screen.

Adverse Reactions to Allergens: The Importance of Labeling and Cross-contamination Control
Adverse Reactions to Allergens: The Importance of Labeling and Cross-contamination Control

Understanding and implementing food allergen labeling is essential and following an in-house plant allergen control plan will help to mitigate cross-contamination.

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

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

Meat Microbiology Trends: The Future is Now
Meat Microbiology Trends: The Future is Now

An interview with Dr. William Brown, ABC Research Corp., looks at the latest innovations in food microbiology trends.

Advancing the Food Safety Agenda
Advancing the Food Safety Agenda

A discussion of microbial food safety by a renowned food microbiologist.

 

10 Questions to Ask Your Pathogen Screen Vendor
10 Questions to Ask Your Pathogen Screen Vendor

Food companies have a tough job keeping up with advancements in pathogen screening technology.

Color-Coded Colonies Make Test Reading a Breeze
Color-Coded Colonies Make Test Reading a Breeze

Listeria contamination is an issue that can never totally be conquered.

 

Real-Time PCR Provides Product Recall Prevention
Real-Time PCR Provides Product Recall Prevention

Advances in real-time PCR methods for pathogen screening and identification can circumvent costly recall events.

The ATP Real-Time Advantage in Sanitation Monitoring
The ATP Real-Time Advantage in Sanitation Monitoring

Food production staff know how difficult it is to ensure that the surfaces on which food comes into contact are clean.

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