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.
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
Diagnostic assays for on-farm use have different constraints compared with those used in traditional laboratory environment
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.
Recycled oil, which includes both illegally recycled oil and that refined from low-quality meats and overused kitchen oil, can cause significant foodborne illness. Find out how to determine whether your cooking oil is contaminated.
Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.
Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.
A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
To combat food safety challenges, quality systems and quality assurance are vital to maintain accurate, valid and reproducible food pathogen testing results.
A successful environmental monitoring program incorporates a comprehensive, multi-tiered approach to maintaining a low risk manufacturing environment.
Detecting the presence of those same spoilage organisms in a food processing environment before they have had a chance to multiply exponentially is not so easy.