During last decade, a few novel intervention technologies were successfully developed, approved by regulatory agencies and applied as inactivation steps to enhance food safety.
Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.
Pathogen tests have many attributes: speed, sensitivity, cost, broad utility…which is most important to you?
At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?
Romer Labs has introduced two new monitoring tools for the detection of eCry3.1Ab protein expressed by Syngenta's Agrisure Duracade insect-resistant corn.
Technological advances in analytical chemistry make it possible to detect chemicals in food matrices at extremely low levels.
Food safety has been identified as a top priority by AOAC International.
Aptamer-based methods show promise in the food testing arena. Could their use simplify analysis of foodborne pathogens?
The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.
Innovative and cutting-edge analytical method approaches are being developed in response to emerging food safety issues.
The food microscopist charged with the laboratory identification of foreign bodies reported from food products will have to use a wide range of techniques in this work.
The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.
Companies delivering high-quality nutritional beverage products to consumers face many obstacles that can be overcome using standardized processes and practices.
Safety considerations pertaining to the use of chemical pesticides for food production and public health require adherence to proper application practices.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.
Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.