Food Microbiology News - page 8
ATP bioluminescence is one of the techniques that can be used to help meet the requirements of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, however not all ATP systems deliver the robustness and consistency of results required for use on a factory floor.
Simple, all-in-one testing solution for lactic acid spoilage bacteria, 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate has been awarded AOAC® Performance-Tested Method. No need for media preparation, special diluents, sample pH adjustment or special incubation conditions.
Neogen’s new Reveal® for Pork is a lateral flow test that can detect as little as 0.5% raw pork in meat and is also validated for use with environmental swabs and rinse water samples.
Automatic identification of bacteria and yeasts on ThermoFisher Scientific’s Oxoid Chromogenic media with specially validated Synbiosis Chromogenic ID software for use with Synbiosis colony counters.
AllerFlow Gluten can detect gluten down to 5ppm in liquid samples as well as on surfaces making it ideal for rinse water testing in the food and brewing industry. A Hygiena white paper on allergen control and cleaning verification is available on request.
Fera Science has appointed BioFront Technologies as its US agent for Fapas proficiency testing.
The new Inlabtec Serial Dilutor automates your serial dilutions delivering more reliable, consistent results and now it's at an even lower cost per test, by using pipette straws instead of standard pipette tips.
BIolog's GEN III identification database can now identify plant pathogens to the pathovar level. This level of resolution of pathovars, especially within the Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas genera, cannot be easily achieved by current molecular testing technologies.
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Linda Everis, microbiologist at Campden BRI discusses what factors to consider when establishing the microbiological shelf life of food and beverages.
The RFID in every pipette in the lab is automatically read when placed on the new Rainin SmartStand - the color coded LCD screen automatically highlights whether that pipette is good to go or is near or beyond its service or calibration date.
Non-Salmonella preparations that can be used in-plant to validate processes designed to destroy any Salmonella that may be present in a product. Food matrices now include: nuts & seeds, pet & animal feed, herbs & spices and biscuits & snacks.
For the analysis of shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in food, the presence of verotoxin is a reliable indicator. Now, R-Biopharm have launched a new more sensitive format of the RIDASCREEN® Verotoxin ELISA test for SLT-1 and SLT-2.
With 25 years experience of travelling the world installing and servicing autoclaves Ranjit Rai, Priorclave's service manager is an expert on autoclaves having been involved in both small and large scale projects around the world.
With AOAC, AFNOR and now Health Canada validation, the RAPID'E.coli 2 method is a single step protocol that counts and differentiates E.coli and coliforms on a single chromogenic agar plate in less than 24 hr with no need for confirmation.
The new My Pipette Creator application allows multiple users to connect and sync several electronic pipettes at once using their PC, so that everyone, no matter which lab they are in or where they are in the world will be using the same protocols.
Protect is the original low temperature bead storage system ideal for your long term maintenance of stock and quality control microorganisms choose the best system for your lab - Multipurpose, Anaerobe, Dairy, Yeast and Mould and Meat Free.
Astell Scientific is helping to ensure the reliability of laboratory work at Barts Cancer Institute.
Submitted for AOAC PTM approval the PolySkope 1.0 simultaneously detects Shiga Toxin E. coli, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes in a single multiplex, modular RT-PCR reaction, using a single, overnight enrichment.
On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first lab water system, the new Milli-Q® IQ 7000 is the first to use environmentally friendly, mercury-free UV lamps plus the smaller, ergonomic design reduces waste, increases productivity, accelerates research.