How to build an effective environmental monitoring program and what are the factors to consider? Food Microbiology and Toxicology expert Prof. Ann Draughon offers some insights.
Sensitivity, range of or matrices, or time to results, here’ s a list of 10 most important attributes for evaluating a diagnostic method or instrument, and how contract testing labs and food companies rank their top five.
Whether mycotoxins or microbiological values, heavy metals or pesticides – independent sampling and testing provide an objective and comprehensive overview of what food products contain and help comply with food safety regulations.
The top 15 pathogens, which includes Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter and E. coli O157:H7, make up 95 percent of illnesses and deaths from food in the U.S.
What are Special Projects and in what instances can you use it to support your product? Eurofins Microbiology Special Projects Manager Bill Centrella provides an overview and some examples.
An ideal pathogen detection solution should provide increased confidence in results, high reproducibility and robustness to routine testing labs, fit seamlessly in laboratory workflow without disrupting it, and work well for medium-to high-throughput testing laboratories. This Q&A provides some insights.
As the testing methodology conquers the three decade milestone, John Wadie at 3M Food Safety talks about how food safety testing has evolved, the role of Petrifilm, and the future of food safety testing against the backdrop of FSMA.
Prof. P C Vasavada provides a preview of his upcoming presentation at the Food Safety Consortium, in which he will speak about food safety testing trends, and discuss approaches for testing of food and food plant environment, emphasizing microbial and other significant food hazards.
“Food defense is different from preventive controls and food defense cannot be prescriptive—it needs to be tied to a facility-specific risk evaluation,” says Shannon Cooksey, Senior Director at the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Jordan Shaw, Microbiology Quality Manager for Eurofins US , talks about ISO accreditation, importance of lab design, dealing with hot samples, and practical challenges that food safety testing labs commonly encounter.