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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

The Food Safety Enhancement Act: How a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Can Help
The Food Safety Enhancement Act: How a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Can Help

 

 

 

Using SPME and GC-MS/MS to Measure Pesticides in Green Tea
Using SPME and GC-MS/MS to Measure Pesticides in Green Tea

 

 

Meeting New Maximum Residue Limits
Meeting New Maximum Residue Limits

 

 

Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life
Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life

Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.

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

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

Analyzing Acrylamide: A Focus on Food Carcinogens
Analyzing Acrylamide: A Focus on Food Carcinogens

Although most regulatory and scientific organizations have yet to conclude that acrylamide present a risk to human health, consumer fear is a business concern.

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.
 

Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring
Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring

Adenosine triphosphate sanitation verification systems are now the standard method for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food companies around the world. 

 

Erlab Ductless Fume Hoods Are Over 99% Effective!
Erlab Ductless Fume Hoods  Are Over 99% Effective!

Captair® solutions protect laboratory personnel when working with chemicals by the total filtration of toxic gases, fumes, odors and powders.

The Modern Food Safety Manager’s Must-Have Gadget
The Modern Food Safety Manager’s Must-Have Gadget

Hygiena’s EnSURE monitoring system measures a wide range of sanitation, microbiology and quality indicator tests, all on one piece of equipment.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.

Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches
Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches

While the senses of sight, touch, hearing and smell are not the only tools used to eliminate contamination, they are not used as often or as thoroughly as possible.

Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"
Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"

The fundamental objective of any food company is to produce a safe and wholesome product that meets the claims of the product’s label.
 

"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty
"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty

Unlike foodborne infections that strike without warning, folks who have food allergies (or food intolerance) generally know of them and avoid the offending ingredients.

Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA
Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA

While it is not supposed to be there, acrylamide can form in food as a result of a heat-induced reaction between two naturally occurring ingredients, the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars.

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

ATP Systems Help Put Clean to the Test
ATP Systems Help Put Clean to the Test

There is a grave misunderstanding in our industry that the ATP monitoring system is a “bug test” when it really is a “dirt test.”

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter
Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter

There are numerous techniques available to screen materials for the presence of extraneous matter.

Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
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