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2014-06-23 23:04:26

The rapid diagnostic tool will soon be available at laboratories across the country. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Microbac Laboratories, Inc. has announced that the company has adopted Invisible Sentinel Inc.’s Veriflow® diagnostic technology for detection of bacterial pathogens in food. The adoption of Invisible Sentinel’s entire suite of Veriflow® assays by Microbac follows a period of validation studies at selected Microbac laboratories. The assays were validated...

2014-05-27 23:09:37

Given the increased globalization of the food supply, Strategic Consulting, Inc. investigated food microbiology testing practices in food plants around the world to document similarities and differences in food safety testing. The findings were presented last week at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Boston. Woodstock, Vt. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Food safety is a concern worldwide, and one that is growing in visibility for the public, food companies and regulators....

2014-05-22 23:11:52

New research from PathoGenetix, Inc. demonstrates the use of its Genome Sequence Scanning technology to confirm and strain type pathogenic E. coli and Listeria bacteria directly from complex food samples, and to reliably determine if the most dangerous serotypes of these foodborne pathogens are present. The research was presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting this week in Boston. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 PathoGenetix™ Inc., a commercial-stage...

2014-05-16 23:07:33

A new protocol from PathoGenetix, Inc. enables identification and strain typing of bacteria directly from clinical stool samples in five hours, without the need for a cultured isolate. The protocol has important applications in both public health and microbiome research, and is currently being evaluated by public health laboratories to assess utility. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc. has developed and validated a protocol for the identification and subtyping of bacteria...

Antimicrobial Edible Films Prevent Pathogens In Meat
2014-05-02 04:00:08

Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Using films made of pullulan -- an edible, mostly tasteless, transparent polymer produced by the fungus Aureobasidium pulluns -- researchers evaluated the effectiveness of films containing essential oils derived from rosemary,...

2014-03-26 23:34:18

An independent evaluation of PathoGenetix, Inc.’s rapid bacterial strain typing technology by contract testing lab Marshfield Food Safety found greater ease-of-use and increased accuracy in Salmonella strain typing with the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System compared to current identification methods. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full...

2014-02-06 23:29:23

FDA has leased PathoGenetix’s RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System to assess the effectiveness of the proprietary bacterial strain typing system in identifying pathogens involved in foodborne illness outbreaks, and in shortening decision and response time in public health investigations. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for bacterial strain typing, announced today that it has delivered an early commercial version of the...

2013-12-30 12:21:49

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, December 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FDA & USDA announced today they have approved SALMONELEX as a "GRAS" (Generally Recognized as Safe) food processing aid against Salmonella. The new product consists of natural phages against Salmonella and is produced by Micreos of The Netherlands. The company confirms that industrial scale projects with US poultry processors will start in January 2014. According to a report published in December 2013 by...

2013-12-17 23:29:26

A new agreement between Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, and PathoGenetix, Inc., provides for independent testing of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System for use in pathogen confirmation and identification for food industry applications. Woburn, MA and Marshfield, WI (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 PathoGenetix, Inc., a developer of an automated system for bacterial strain typing, and Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full service microbiology and chemistry contract testing laboratory, have...

Device Developed That Speeds Concentration Step In Food-pathogen Detection
2013-10-15 12:18:00

Purdue University Researchers have developed a system that concentrates foodborne salmonella and other pathogens faster than conventional methods by using hollow thread-like fibers that filter out the cells, representing a potential new tool for speedier detection. The machine, called a continuous cell concentration device, could make it possible to routinely analyze food or water samples to screen for pathogens within a single work shift at food processing plants. "This approach...


Latest Food microbiology Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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2011-04-14 15:02:33

Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...

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