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News: False Negatives for Common Pathogens Frequent in Food Laboratory Assessment

The accuracy of food microbiology laboratory testing for common pathogens “remains problematic,” according to a review of proficiency test results over a period of 14 years. The average percentage of false negative results in the review of almost 40,000 results was more than 5 percent for several common pathogens, researchers reported at the American Society for Microbiology meeting, May 18-21, in Denver.

Features: A Close Look at a Molecular Detection Method

Pathogens can be detected in enriched food and food process samples with the combined help of isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection technologies

Features: Testing for Non-0157 STECs Leads to Development of New Lab Technology

Industry and government turn to lab specialists to help detect and confirm the presence of numerous strains of E. coli.

Departments: New Reference Method for Mycotoxin Analysis

Stable isotope-labeled internal standards offer solutions to the technology’s limitations.

Departments: Good Weighing Practices for the Food Industry

Increase productivity and safety by implementing consistently accurate weighing processes

Departments: Testing Labs Play Detective When Food Processing Goes Wrong

Real-world examples demonstrate how testing can resolve contamination issues

Departments: Atomic Absorption for Trace Element Analysis in the Food and Beverage Industry

The analytical technique is increasingly being used to ensure compliance with stringent global legislation.

Departments: Age of Automation to Transform Food Labs

Leverage technology and technique to terminate threats to the food supply.

Departments: PCR a Simple Solution for a More Sustainable Lab

Polymerase chain reaction method can outperform ELISA and reduce waste

Departments: Keep Your Lab Ahead of the Pack with ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

The first and most important step in setting your laboratory apart from some of your competition is securing ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

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