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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

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.

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.

Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?
Fung’s Forecast on Rapid & Automated Methods: Where Are We Now?

An interview with Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. focuses on the latest innovations in rapid and automated microbial testing methods.

Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches
Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches

Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.

 

Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products
Advances in Biotechniques Used in the Quality Assurance of Food Products

In addition to quality control programs, an added element of quality assurance programs implemented as part of quality management systems include HACCP plans.

The Evolution of Food Testing: A Pioneer’s Perspective
The Evolution of Food Testing: A Pioneer’s Perspective

An Interview with John H. Silliker, Ph.D. on how testing of food has evolved.

 

Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling
Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling

Part two of sampling strategies that can be applied to any situation with a focus on biological sampling.

The Confusing World of Pesticides: A Primer
The Confusing World of Pesticides: A Primer

To analyze a large number of samples whose pesticide treatment is unknown, FDA uses analytical methods capable of simultaneously determining a number of pesticide residues.

The False Security of the CFU in Environmental Monitoring Programs

We take a fresh look at microbiological testing as part of an environmental monitoring program.

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

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

AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else
AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else

Having a food allergen management plan is critically important for all food companies to avoid a recall for allergen mislabeling.

 

LIGHTNING MVP ICON® Provides Rapid Solutions for Managing Environmental Monitoring Programs
LIGHTNING MVP ICON® Provides Rapid Solutions for Managing Environmental Monitoring Programs

The Food Safety Modernization Act requires that manufacturers preventive controls to ensure a safe production environment, which can best be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive environmental monitoring program.

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.

 

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.

N60—What It Is and What It Is Not
N60—What It Is and What It Is Not

N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.

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