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Testing and Analysis

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ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains
ATCC: Putting Quality in Quality Control Strains

Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it

The Perfect Salmonella Method: Reality or Myth?
The Perfect <i>Salmonella</i> Method: Reality or Myth?

From a screening perspective, food safety managers continue to seek "the perfect test"? to easily, rapidly and accurately determine if the organism is present in food samples.

New Lateral Flow Reader Provides Traceability, Eliminates Subjectivity
New Lateral Flow Reader Provides Traceability, Eliminates Subjectivity

Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.

Environmental Monitoring Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA
Environmental Monitoring  Self-Assessment in Preparation for FSMA

With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.

Food Safety Partnerships Confer Great Advantages
Food Safety Partnerships  Confer Great Advantages

Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.

 

NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems
NSF Report Reveals Critical Differences between ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.

Back to the Future: Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water
Back to the Future:  Controlling Microbial Contamination in Water

Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.

Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring
Cocktails Anyone? Blended- Organism Quantitative CRMs Simplify QA Monitoring

The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.

USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability
USDA Automates In-House Media, Making for Flexibility and Reliability

Microbiology International recently sat down with Brooks Wong of the USDA-FSIS to discuss use of the MediaPrep and MediaFill systems and how the equipment has affected its daily process.

What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?
What’s Next in Automation for Pathogen Testing?

The latest in automated pathogen testing.

 

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable

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

 

Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?
Beware Diacetyl: The Next Legal Quagmire?

Increased attention has been given to diacetyl and its potential role in causing a rare lung disease in hundreds of workers in microwave popcorn factories.

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.

Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard
Allergen Validation: Analytical Methods and Scientific Support for a Visually Clean Standard

One challenge for the food industry is changeovers from a product containing allergens to a similar product that does not contain allergens.

Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?
Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?

Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.

 

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry, Part II: What the Industry Can Do

Spices are the subject of increasing microbiological contamination-associated recalls for food pathogens.

Campylobacter: Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem
<i>Campylobacter:</i> Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem

Nelson A. Cox, Ph.D., a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service talks about the state of research into Campylobacter.

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.

Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.

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