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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.

Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical
Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical

There is no doubt that product safety devices…have helped make the food and beverage industry safer.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria
Indicator Organism Assays: Chaos, Confusion and Criteria

Spoilage indicators could be considered a subset of quality indicators as microbes that cause spoilage are not necessarily those that result in foodborne illness.

Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry
Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry

Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.

Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis
Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis

The decision to add automation in the laboratory is similarly complex; there is the potential for labor savings, increased precision, better accuracy and automated data logging.

Innovating the Pesticide Workflow
Innovating the Pesticide Workflow

 

 

 

 

 

LC-MS/MS Analysis of Antibiotics and Pesticide Residues
LC-MS/MS Analysis of Antibiotics and Pesticide Residues

 

 

 

 

 

Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis in Food and Agricultural Samples
Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis in Food and Agricultural Samples

 

 

 

 

 

Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
<i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Antioxidant Properties of Popular Beverages
Analysis of Antioxidant Properties of Popular Beverages

 

 

 

X-Ray Contaminant Detection
X-Ray Contaminant Detection

 

 

 

 

 

A Solution for Ever-exacting Standards
A Solution for Ever-exacting Standards

 

 

 

 

 

Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies
Sampling, Part 2: Sampling Strategies

There are two basic categorical strategies in probability sampling: systematic and random; both are ideally suited to the art and science of food safety.

Sampling, Part I: The Basics
Sampling, Part I: The Basics

Sampling is used in food safety to select a representative part of a food, thing or condition having to do with food for the purpose of determining parameters or characteristics of the whole.

Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies
Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies

Amid consumer, regulatory and food processor urgency to address and resolve food safety issues increases in value-added foodborne pathogen detection options is also evident.
 

Identification of Plastics in Food: Challenges and Solutions
Identification of Plastics in Food: Challenges and Solutions

When we examine the food safety risks of plastic contaminants in food products, we are faced with a number of possibilities.

Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions
Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions

The diversity of the global food supply presents some problematic challenges, especially with regard to analyses of the diverse matrices of the foods produced.

Self-Contained Rapid Salmonella and Listeria Test Kits: Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant
Self-Contained Rapid <em>Salmonella</em> and <em>Listeria</em> Test Kits:  Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant

Outsourcing of testing occurs often due to fears of cross-contamination; these fears can be minimized with improved bacterial enrichment methods.

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