A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.
Increasing food microbiology testing, growing use of rapid microbial methods and booming business for food contract testing labs are three trends identified by Strategic Consulting, Inc
3M Food Safety’s Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate has received certification from an AOAC program months after the product was launched.
Rapid heating of the surface with steam at 100 °C can prevent listeria on fish, according to a Nofima researcher.
A novel technique for rapidly pasteurizing eggs in the shell without damaging the egg white could reduce salmonella, according to researchers.
Hygiena has received backing for two of its rapid diagnostic tests from the AOAC Research Institute.
Granulated culture media and rapid immunological pathogen tests can help as the demand for easier, faster and more cost efficient foodborne testing grows, according to Merck Millipore.
Genome Canada has selected two applicants that will receive half a million dollars in funding for the rapid detection of pathogentic E.coli.
PathoGenetix recently demonstrated its Genome Sequence Scanning technology, which facilitates the rapid serotype identification and Salmonella strains in food.
bioMérieux has launched an automated test which it claims enumerates total flora in food products and environmental samples in 24 hours.
Rapid microbiology has a big part to play in addressing the speed that foodborne diseases spread across the world, according to bioMérieux.
Recent breakthroughs in pathogen detection include a new rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method from Thermo Fisher Scientific and quicker and a more accurate way to pinpoint types of microbes.
Food processors seeking rapid solutions in the war against pathogens have access to a fresh weapon in the form of the DuPont BAX System for detecting Salmonella.
Rapid diagnosis tools to identify germs on the production line are being developed by scientists at the Basque CIC microGUNE cooperative research centre.
Australian researchers have claimed a breakthrough that will allow them to use DNA amplification on “microspheres” to rapidly detect and identify large numbers of different bacteria at once.
Neogen Corporation has claimed it has developed the quickest enrichment and assay run-time test to detect Listeria.