An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.
The combining of immunomagnetic separation and polymerase chain reaction to create a single method has proven to be a very promising new approach to food safety.
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.
Since the inception of lateral flow device tests, users have appreciated just how easy they are to use.
Getting food sample test results as quickly as possible is always at the top of the wish list for the majority of food industry laboratories.
Recent laboratory changes have helped in the inoculation of environmental samples.
Top-performing food processors realize the importance of effective microbiological testing. Safety, reputation and business performance depend on it
Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.
Adenosine trisphosphate hygiene monitoring can play an important role in the verification of good sanitation practices.
Although pathogen detection has deservedly received much attention for food products and on food plant surfaces, few methods have addressed microbial contamination in water.
Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.
The development of novel microbiological certified reference materials can directly address the valid concerns of industry microbiologists.
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.
The latest in automated pathogen testing.
With the focus of the Food Safety Modernization Act shifting from reaction to prevention, food processors will carry even greater responsibility.
The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.
The development and use of novel thermal and non-thermal technologies to process foods is increasing worldwide; thus, special attention must be paid to identifying the key goals for these new technologies.