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A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies
A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies

Pathogen testing is a key component and critical success factor in effective food safety and process control programs.

The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation
The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation

The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.

Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1
Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1

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

 

5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods
5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods

Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.

New GM Foods Could Shift Risk-Benefit Paradigm
New GM Foods Could Shift Risk-Benefit Paradigm

Bioengineered products designed to promote human health continue to show up on the radar.

Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry
Getting Really Rapid Test Results: Advances in Pathogen and Toxin Detection for the Food Industry

The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.

L. monocytogenes Challenge Study “How To” Guidelines
<i>L. monocytogenes</i> Challenge Study “How To” Guidelines

Listeria monocytogenes is a significant foodborne pathogen that must be controlled for food safety.

 

LC/MS Analysis for Melamine and Cyanuric Acid in Foodstuffs
LC/MS Analysis for Melamine and Cyanuric Acid in Foodstuffs

FDA scientists and others realized that the combination of melamine and cyanuric acid in the diet was a significant health hazard.
 

Meeting the Challenge of E. coli O157:H7 Control Head On
Meeting the Challenge of <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Control Head On

Testing raw beef products for E. coli is only one piece of a larger puzzle to make sure contaminated meat doesn’t make it into grocery stores or homes.

Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View
Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View

Process control strategies have come a long way but need to be adopted by all members of the supply chain to be truly effective.

Innovations in Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation
Innovations in Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation

Testing the quality parameters of food products is critical to the brand of a food business.

 

Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis
Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis

Over time, the food industry approaches a smaller “zero” tolerance for chemical contamination.

Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing
Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing

Food retailers, foodservice operators and consumers who purchase refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods are more aware of—and more demanding about—food safety than ever before.

Forging New Tools in Predictive Microbiology
Forging New Tools in Predictive Microbiology

An interview with Mark L. Tamplin, Ph.D., USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center, showcases new tools for microbiology testing.

Rapid Enumeration Offers Results You Can Count On
Rapid Enumeration Offers Results You Can Count On

Microbial enumeration is a critical step in the food safety process.

 

Going with the Lateral Flow: Advances in Accuracy and Speed
Going with the Lateral Flow: Advances in Accuracy and Speed

Advances in the lateral flow immunoassay technique for food samples is a prime example of good science made better by improving connections between the building blocks of the method.

Optimizing the Bottom-Line: Advances in PCR Enrichment
Optimizing the Bottom-Line: Advances in PCR Enrichment

There are just three critical points to consider when adopting new food microbiology detection methods: accuracy, rapidity and cost.

Lyophilized Microorganisms: Quality Assurance in a Pellet
Lyophilized Microorganisms: Quality Assurance in a Pellet

Lyophilization allows a laboratory to increase its efficiency while it is monitoring the quality of its processes.

The New Blue Plate Special: Advances in Chromogenic Media
The New Blue Plate Special: Advances in Chromogenic Media

The development of selective chromogenic media is arguably one of the first rapid microbiological methods developed for use in the food industry.

New-Generation ELFA Technology Pushes Scientific Frontier
New-Generation ELFA Technology Pushes Scientific Frontier

While ground-breaking at its inception, advancements in ELFA technology just keep pushing the technology forward.

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