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Food Safety Blog

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.

Shana Cooper

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CONTROL  |  Company Features

CONTROL Basic: Collecting on the Fly

We built Sample6 CONTROL Basic because the work of environmental testing doesn't happen behind a desk and so you need tools that can tackle the challenge of food safety with you in every nook and cranny of your plant. You also need tools that let you plan but also adapt to the reality of unplanned events. We are always working to meet this goal and this week we have a few exciting updates to share: 

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4 Components to your Sanitation Plan

Our goal is to make food safer. The first piece of this is detection but then you must respond to the results. The sanitation team plays a critical role in food safety. Let's do a quick run down of what the critical components in a sanitation program should include:

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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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CONTROL  |  Company Features

What's new in CONTROL: Multiple Remediations Enhanced and More

It has been a busy month for our CONTROL team and we have lots of exciting updates to share! We have some exciting enhancements to remediations and a bunch of small changes that should make your experience with CONTROL even better! 

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Industry News

Jack In the Box & Food Safety

Spending most of my life on the east coast, I had rarely heard of Jack In the Box before I worked in food safety and then it was front and center. First for the event that woke up an industry and the lives it took and then for the world class changes and practices that they helped usher in. Let's review:

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Patent  |  Synthetic Biology

Meet the Inventor: Synthetic Biology Patent

This week, we announced our first synthetic biology patent. This work, Recombinant phage and methods, contributes to our unique process of phage engineering which is the building block for DETECT/L, our in-shift Listeria assay.  I sat down with Dan Brownell, one of the inventors, to get the scoop:

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Food Safety Fun

Food Safety in Hollywood

There's nothing glamorous about food safety (and food poisoning) but it does come up a surprisingly high number of times in movies and on TV. While food safety is no funny matter, we appreciate Hollywood bringing this to the forefront and making us giggle. Here are some of my favorites:

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