As molecular methods for pathogen detection continue to improve, emerging pathogens are being described around the world in molecular terms. The use of real-time PCR methods developed by Bio-Rad has the benefits of automation, high sensitivity, high precision and accuracy, and the flexibility to assay for more than one pathogen simultaneously.
The Listeria Right Now™ test system detects Listeria, including the pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes, in environmental samples in under 60 minutes—with molecular-level accuracy and without the need to enrich samples. The test has also been submitted for AOAC Performance Tested certification to further validate its accuracy.
Can you tell whether whole-genome sequencing (WGS) or DNA fingerprinting is better for ensuring food safety? In truth, both are equally powerful techniques. Both have advantages and disadvantages and are realistic choices for maintaining food safety.
Advancements in testing automation have allowed for the development of smaller, more flexible solutions that fit into existing laboratory configurations and workflows. BioControl System’s Assurance GDS® system utilizes the targeted isolation capabilities of immunomagnetic separation and the specificity of DNA-based detection to provide fast and accurate results for even the most challenging food samples.
Science continues to seek new solutions to combat an unfortunately all too common problem.
This pathogen detection system improves food safety by providing fast, easy-to-use and cost effective methodology to detect and prevent environmental pathogens.
Successful detection of pathogens in foods involves sampling, preanalytical sample preparation and detection.
This article reviews the overall microbiology testing market, enabling you to align these trends with your business strategies and optimize your food safety system.
The benefits of nanotechnology for the food industry are many and are expected to grow with time.
Implementing in-house microbial screening technologies allows the opportunity to catch where and how the contamination might have occurred in real time, ensuring greater safety of released food products.
Rapidly emerging use of whole-genome sequencing will provide a major improvement in our ability to define pathogen sources throughout the food chain.
In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.
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?
BioMérieux has been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC automated test for the fast enumeration of Bacillus cereus group bacteria in food products.
Microbiologics, Inc. has introduced EZ-Hydro Shot — a quantitative, lyophilized organism pellet that readily indicates water contamination.
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.