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The Food Safety Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and news on pathogen detection and control for the best food safety solutions.

Jayson Bowers

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The Challenge of Food Testing

When combined with an effective environmental testing strategy, food product testing is an essential part of making food safe. There are as many different food matrix tests as there are different food types sold.  These include dairy and egg, poultry, meats of all kinds (fresh and cured), ready to eat foods, leafy greens, fruits (fresh and prepared), fish, spices and many others.  Each test is specifically designed to deal with the unique properties of the food matrix it is intended to test.  

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Bacteria  |  Company Features  |  Company Promo's  |  Industry News  |  Listeria Detection  |  Regulations explained

Sample6 DETECT/L: What Does AOAC Certification mean?

Last month, the Sample6 DETECT/L listeria environmental assay was certified by the AOAC.  DETECT/L is the first in-shift non-enrichment test that the AOAC has ever certified. To our customers, this is a critical milestone, required for the adoption of a new diagnostic.  Our advisor, David Acheson of The Acheson Group, describes it as “the gold standard in validation for food safety diagnostics and indicates a high standard of product that users can have confidence in.”

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How to Find & Prevent Contamination in Food Processing Plants

Do you know how to find and prevent contamination in your plants?

Use this checklist to help avoid Tens of Millions in damage costs, severe brand equity loss, and unexpected food audits.

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Bacteria  |  Company Features  |  Food Safety Education  |  Listeria Detection

Sample6 DETECT: How Does it Work

Over the past 2 years, I have frequently joined presentations, demonstrations and field visits on our first product, Sample6 DETECT/L.  The audiences have ranged from microbiologists to plant workers, to plant managers to corporate vice presidents to investors. The conversation always follows a similar pattern. Everybody gets the “why” immediately: a Listeria assay that produces results in  less than a single shift is better than diagnostics that takes 24 hours or more. Plant and production teams focus on the logistics opportunity to deliver safe products faster. Quality teams consider the opportunities to test closer to the product. Sanitation teams are excited by the ability to receive clear actionable information and microbiologists are excited to use this type of diagnostic to investigate presumed positives prior to sanitation.  We hear unanimously that the opportunity to test and retest when conditions may still be representative will revolutionize testing, investigations and resolutions. But, no matter who I’m talking with, the next question is always the same, “How can you deliver results so quickly, how does it work?”  

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