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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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Video: LRQA Training for Business Performance Improvement

With the right training, employees can significantly impact an organization’s ability to improve performance and reduce risk. Learn how LRQA links training with certification to verify that learning objectives translate into business performance improvement of your management systems.

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Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Avoid Generic ERP Systems

Before you begin evaluating vendors and solutions, you need to decide what’s most important for your business, and build a requirements list. You’ll find that almost all generic ERP applications have modules or applications to handle the non-manufacturing areas of your business. However, these systems usually lack certain key functionality required to handle manufacturing processes, especially those of food and beverage makers.

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Harnessing the Power of High-Resolution, Accurate Mass LC/MS Technology

In this webinar, you will learn the advantages of high-resolution, accurate mass LC/MS technology and how it can be applied in the food safety laboratory. Instrumentation that offers high resolving power and ultimate mass accuracy provide unique advantages in screening and quantifying low levels of contaminants in complex food matrices. Software is the key to efficient processing of this data to obtain quantitative and qualitative results. Attend this webinar to learn what features to look for in a...

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Michigan Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, MI-ASM, Fall Meeting (Traverse City, Mich.)

"Good Food Gone Bad" Two days of discussion/presentations on the topic of Food Microbiology and Food Safety. Topics: Latest Rapid ID, Campylobacter, Norovirus, and Salmonella. Poster presentations. Winery Tour on Friday included.

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