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Features: Vibrios and Human Health
Testing new depuration protocols to reduce the rate of Vibrio-related illnesses from oysters
Features: Safeguarding Against False Test Results
Salmonella and Campylobacter impact a number of large food industries, forcing the need to deploy testing solutions that ensure the safety of products and the well-being of consumers
The global food safety testing market will reach over $14,000 million in revenue, at a growth rate of 7.2 percent annually, by 2018, according to a new report from the Dallas-based global market research company MarketsandMarkets. This compares with $9,262.3 million in 2012. North America has 40 percent of that market share, and will reach more than $4,000 million by 2018, the report predicted.
Features: Reducing the Unique Risks in Sprouts
Best practices for sampling and microbial testing during sprout production
Departments: Mass Appeal: What's Hot in Contract Lab Services
More contract labs are working with mass spectrometry as they feel the pressure of providing quicker and more efficient results
More than half the samples of ground beef, ground turkey, and pork chops tested by a national health surveillance program contained one or more bacteria resistant to at least one antibiotic, according to an analysis of the test results. The analysis, released April 15 by a nonprofit group, has raised alarms about these findings, but a FDA spokeswoman says the analysis “oversimplifies” the surveillance results.
Features: Re-Evaluating Additives on the GRAS List
Are there food additives once considered safe that should now be banned?
Features: Specialized Materials Analysis Training
Specialized materials analysis training programs can meet the requirements for possible forthcoming FDA training mandates
Departments: Future of Produce Testing in Question
The expense of detective work and exemptions for smaller farms might be a hindrance despite the availability of better and faster assays.
Departments: Identity That Goes with the Grain
Systems that track certain varieties start with certified seed and end with traceable, high-quailty ingredients