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Features: Crustacean Residues in Foodstuffs

An increasingly widespread issue in regards to food allergies, crustacean test methods must be very specific and detect minute quantities of allergen in complex food matrices

Departments: Market Expanding for Diagnostic Testing

The FDA’s growing focus on preventing food-borne illness rather than just responding after an outbreak has occurred is prompting big demand and growth in the diagnostic testing market

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News: E-Tongues Promising for Testing Food, Beverage Safety

Electronic “tongues” or e-tongues have been the focus of research for several years, with applications for sampling wine, screening for bacteria and contamination in production, distinguishing between different varieties of beer, or evaluating milk and dairy products. The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant to University of Massachusetts Lowell for continued development of an e-tongue to test water and beverages for lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic, as well as heavy metals.

Whitepaper: Understanding, Monitoring and Meeting the Differing Global Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Food and Feed Products

The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview on current thinking within the food industry for how best to manage pesticide residue risk in food products and supply chains.

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News: 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.

Features: Salmonella Control in Poultry

A PCR-based approach can offer a rapid option for assessing Salmonella contamination in poultry rinsates

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News: NMR ‘Fingerprint’ Could Detect Organic Food Fraud

All it takes is a quick trip down the nearest grocery store produce aisle to know that organic food comes at a significant markup over nonorganic versions of the same products. The global organic food market is a $62 billion business. But are consumers forking over an extra couple of dollars (or more) per pound for those organic apples or peaches getting what they’re paying for?

Features: The Many Faces of Food Contamination

Exploring the need for risk-based testing strategies in non-regulated contaminants

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