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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...

2013-06-28 23:17:01

Fast-tracked, simultaneous AOAC OMA approval of two assays marks the significance of this complete Listeria package. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, today received two First Action Official Methods of Analysis (OMA) approvals from AOAC INTERNATIONAL for innovative food safety testing methods: VIDAS® UP Listeria (LPT) and VIDAS Listeria monocytogenes xpress (LMX). This unprecedented AOAC Expert Review Panel (ERP)...

2013-05-21 14:44:45

Food microbiology laboratories continue to submit false negative results and false positive results on a routine basis. A retrospective study of nearly 40,000 proficiency test results over the past 14 years, presented today at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, examined the ability of food laboratories to detect or rule out the presence of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter. "There is concern when laboratories...

2013-04-23 14:27:21

Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria, numbering more than the cells in the rest of our body, and these bacteria help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and strengthen our immune system. This complex bacterial ecosystem, called the gut microbiota, also helps to prevent bad bacteria from colonizing our bodies and making us ill. As part of the symbiotic relationship between the gut microbiota and our bodies, the bacteria derive nutrition from our food and convert it into compounds...

CDC Reports That Food-borne Illnesses Are On The Rise
2013-04-19 05:12:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bacteria commonly linked to uncooked poultry, raw milk and seafood from warm coastal waters is causing a rise in food-borne illnesses, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. Food-borne illnesses attributed to the bacterium Campylobacter, which typically originates from raw or undercooked poultry and raw milk products, rose by 14% last year compared with five years ago, accounting for more than one-third...

Salmonella Can Survive Even In Dry Conditions
2013-04-12 05:22:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Groups of microorganisms known as biofilms, which cling to surfaces and build protective coatings, have helped make the human pathogen Salmonella more resistant to the protective measures that could help prevent outbreaks from occurring, researchers from Virginia Tech claim in a new study. Salmonella bacteria, which the CDC reports causes over one million Americans to fall ill each year, has become more resistant to...

2012-12-13 05:03:56

Dr. Czajka to lead strategic partnership and commercialization efforts for PathoGenetix´s bacterial identification technology for strain typing of foodborne pathogens from complex samples in four hours. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 PathoGenetix, Inc., a commercial-stage developer of an automated system for rapid identification and typing of bacteria strains, today announced that John W. Czajka, Ph.D., M.B.A. has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. Dr....

2012-09-10 23:15:43

A University of Illinois microbial engineer has synthesized a sugar in human milk that is thought to protect babies from pathogens. That's important because 2FL, the shorthand scientists use to describe this human milk oligosaccharide (HMO), has not been added to infant formula because HMOs are incredibly expensive. "We know these oligosaccharides play a vital role in developing a breast-fed baby's gut microbiota and in strengthening their immunity. 2FL (2-fucosyllactose) is the most...


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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