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Could Simple pH Test Detect Foodborne Pathogens?

Could that omnipresent tool of high school chemistry labs—litmus paper, which indicates if a liquid solution is acidic or basic—be harnessed as perhaps the simplest assay yet for foodborne pathogens? Researchers were able to correlate levels of E. coli bacteria with pH values represented by the changing color of the litmus paper.

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Pathogens in Pet Foods Indicate Need for More Rigorous Testing

A scoop of raw dog or cat food may also come with a serving of pathogens, posing potential risk to both pets and their human caretakers. Recent research investigated samples of raw dog and cat foods, exotic animal food, and jerky-type treats for presence of food safety pathogens.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: The Link Between SR&ED and Quality Assurance and Food Safety

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit claim program isn’t solely concerned with R&D: Eligible SR&ED costs and claims may be initiated, supported, or documented in other operational areas, especially quality assurance and food safety.

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Four Essential Things to Know about Food and Beverage Traceability

Today, it’s not enough to know who you purchased your raw materials from and what the next stop is for your product. Manufacturers must arm themselves with the right tools, processes, and insight to uncover and report every element along the supply chain—from origin, all the way to the shelf or plate. And, the cost of all this insight can’t be a barrier to enterprise financial success.

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A Complete Manufacturing Approach to Effective Water Activity Monitoring

This seminar will provide information about strategies to control product consistency, quality and safety using water activity testing at key locations in a manufacturing facility. Strategies using water activity to facilitate product development and formulation in the R&D lab will be discussed. Applications for water activity in ensuring the quality and consistency of incoming ingredients at ingredient inspection also will be discussed. Information will be provided on ways for QA/QC departments to...

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Artisan/Farmstead Food Safety Workshop (Kansas City, Mo.)

As artisan cheeses continue to gain popularity among consumers, there is a growing demand for distribution including farmer’s markets, retail, and foodservice outlets. The distinct nature of artisan and farmstead cheesemaking creates unique food safety practices and protocol that must be followed. Workshop will feature best practices for pathogen control and provide training to attendees on areas such as GMPs, preventative controls, sanitation, microbial controls, and testing.

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