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News: Food Safety Market to Top $14,030 Million in Five Years

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

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News: High Levels of Resistant Organisms Found in Meat

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

Departments: Analyze Organophosphorus Pesticides in the Apple Matrix by GC/MS/FPD Using an Agilent J&W DB-35ms Ultra Inert GC Column

Organophosphorus pesticides (OP) are widely used in the agricultural industry for crop protection. Human toxicities for this class of molecules have shown acute and chronic effects from pesticide poisoning. OP pesticides affect the ner­vous system of insects and mammals by inhibiting an enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, that is important in helping regulate nerve impulses.

Features: Outbreaks Spur Rapid STEC Tests

First implicated in a 1993 U.S. outbreak caused by undercooked ground beef, the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) known as O157:H7 has become a familiar term associated with foodborne illness.

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