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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

Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data
Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data

While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.

A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination
A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination

Contamination and adulteration both may involve the presence of a substance that is not intended to be in a product.

FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety
FDA’s Total Diet Study: Monitoring U.S. Food Supply Safety

FDA’s Total Diet Study is an important component of the federal government’s food safety and nutrition monitoring programs, with a focus on pesticide residues, industrial chemicals, elements and radionuclides.
 

On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
On the Fast Track with Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. provides an update on rapid methods and automation in microbiology for food and beverage analysis.

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods
Dealing with Pesticide Residues on Foods

A question-and-answer forum presents the current and emerging challenges to the food industry in terms of pesticide residue regulation, testing and practical advice that will aid in the monitoring of pesticide residues on foodstuffs.

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food
The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food

FDA’s evaluation of an ingredient’s status as an allergen includes an assessment of harm to individuals who may ingest the ingredient.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2

An expert roundtable discussion tackles the most pressing issues in food microbiology.

 

Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests
Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests

Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.

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.
 

Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients
Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients

A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.

Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods: Challenges of the 21st Century
Noroviruses in Shellfish and Other Foods:  Challenges of the 21st Century

Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.

Quality Systems and Quality Assurance
Quality Systems and Quality Assurance

To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.

 

Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection
Soleris® Technology Offers Quickest and Easiest Spoilage Organism Detection

Detecting the presence of those same spoilage organisms in a food processing environment before they have had a chance to multiply exponentially is not so easy.

Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories
Simplifying the Use of Microbiological CRMs in Food Safety Microbiology Laboratories

Laboratories should have quality-control procedures for monitoring the validity of all tests and calibrations undertaken, including the use of certified reference materials.

Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!
Microbial Detection in 8 Hours or Less using Bioluminescence!

Established ATP technology has proven to be invaluable for rapid, accurate and inexpensive hygiene monitoring.

Rapid Solutions for Major Food Pathogens
Rapid Solutions for  Major Food Pathogens

Molecular methods for food pathogen detection continue to improve, as more emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms.

LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for Environmental Monitoring
LIGHTNING MVP ICON™: Rapid Solution for  Environmental Monitoring

A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.

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