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Testing and Analysis

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Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

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.

 

Innovative Solutions for Maximum Food Safety
Innovative Solutions for Maximum Food Safety

By eliminating the weighing, dissolving, sterilizing and waiting associated with other quality control methods, quality assurance technicians could simply inoculate, incubate and count.

Rapid Pathogen Detection Method Helps Lab Meet Customer Needs
Rapid Pathogen Detection Method Helps Lab Meet Customer Needs

Food processors’ decisions regarding pathogen detection technology and methods play a critical role in their overall food safety program.

Simplicity and Accuracy in Environmental Testing
Simplicity and Accuracy in Environmental Testing

Testing for Salmonella and inspection of processing environments will need to constantly improve to assure consumer safety.

Real-Time PCR Test Speeds Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Speeds Time to Results

Real-time PCR has simple, user-friendly features that allow the proper training of laboratory technicians and the production of laboratory results more efficiently.

Setting the Standard for Quality Proficiency Testing Programs
Setting the Standard for Quality Proficiency Testing Programs

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

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

A PCR-based detection method rapidly and specifically identifies Listeria species in or on food and environmental samples.

Dual Testing for Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 from a Single Enrichment
Dual Testing for <i>Salmonella</i> and <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 from a Single Enrichment

Accurate, reliable assays for detecting both Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 in a variety of food types using a single 8-hour enrichment media help protect the global food supply.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines
International Society of Beverage Technologists Carbon Dioxide Guidelines

Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.

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.

A New Solution for Test and Hold Challenges
A New Solution for Test and Hold Challenges

As regulations for Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 tighten, many companies find themselves searching for new ways to release product faster without compromising safety.

Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck Listeria Testing
Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck <i>Listeria</i> Testing

When ready-to-eat meat products are processed in the same facility as raw meats, frequent, reliable Listeria testing is a vital part of a food safety program.

Key Steps to a Total Listeria Testing Solution
Key Steps to a Total <i>Listeria</i> Testing Solution

Food companies have responded to increased regulations on Listeria testing by implementing changes in their testing programs and increasing the volumes of environmental tests performed.

Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your Listeria Test Results?
Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your <i>Listeria</i> Test Results?

Environmental Listeria sampling is popular among food manufacturers because it greatly reduces the time and cost associated with end-product testing for the pathogen.

Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law
Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law

The new law requires food manufacturers to have processes in place that reduce or eliminate accidental cross-contact between non-allergenic foods and known food allergens.

Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support
Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support

For a lab to receive accreditation, it must be able to prove to an accrediting body that its tests are applicable, appropriate and functioning correctly.

Remel-Oxoid Merger Creates Global Industry Powerhouse
Remel-Oxoid Merger Creates Global Industry Powerhouse

Merger drives innovation for microbiological testing in food products.

 

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