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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.

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Featured Companies  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News

Sprout Creek Farm: A Sample6 Case Study

Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, New York, Sprout Creek Farm is dedicated to providing agricultural education, fostering spiritual development and producing internationally award-winning cheeses. Colin McGrath started as Sprout Creek’s head cheesemaker in 2006. Over the past ten years, he’s managed the creamery and developed their line-making artisanal cheeses from the milk of grass-fed cows and goats the age-old, traditional methods of European farmstead cheese.

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Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News

Sample6 announces the initiation of a multi-center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA

The CRADA is with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Center for Veterinary Medicine, and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center CAMBRIDGE, July 21, 2016:  Synthetic biology and food safety innovator Sample6 today announced the initiation of a multi-center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC).

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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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Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News  |  Listeria

Sample6 Awarded First Patent for Application of Groundbreaking Phage Engineering Technology to Food Safety

Company Leads Innovation to Enable Preventative Food Safety – Stop Recalls Before They Happen CAMBRIDGE, July 14, 2016:  Synthetic Biology and Food safety innovator Sample6 today announced that it was granted a new patent enabling extremely rapid and sensitive bacterial detection for the genus Listeria through the use of the proprietary phage-based luminescence assay.

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Food Safety Education  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News  |  Regulations explained

How to Get Your Business Back Online After a Food Recall

A food recall can seem like a ruinous situation. However, keep in mind that hundreds of food safety recalls take place each year. By being transparent and diligent, your brand can survive one and emerge even stronger.

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FSMA  |  Industry News  |  Regulations explained

Ensure Your Business Becomes FSMA Compliant

Today, FDA rules for food production and distribution change fast, and it can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Some of the most recent changes from the FDA revolve around the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On September 17 of 2015, the FDA published its final rules for preventive controls in both human and animal foods. These rules require FDA-registered facilities that handle human and animal foods to monitor for hazards and implement preventive controls to mitigate pathogens.

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Bacteria  |  Food Safety Education  |  Industry News  |  Listeria

Protecting Yourself Against Listeria: A Refresher Course

It seems like in recent months and weeks, you just can't seem to escape the news of some type of food recall or without hearing about an outbreak of food contamination at a local restaurant. The CDC has been working with the USDA, FDA, and state/local public health officials to investigate these recent outbreaks caused by Listeria monocytogenes. So, how can you protect yourself from Listeria? Let's first start with the basics. 

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