Latest Food microbiology Stories

2011-09-07 14:00:00

Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops tools for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today it has been awarded a patent for its proprietary diagnostic system capable of rapidly and selectively identifying contaminants from an environmental sample. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops tools for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today it has been awarded a patent...

2011-08-16 07:04:39

Sanitizing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove harmful food pathogens, according to a Purdue University study that demonstrated that Salmonella and E. coli can live inside plant tissues. E. coli 0157:H7 was present in tissues of mung bean sprouts and Salmonella in peanut seedlings after the plants' seeds were contaminated with the pathogens prior to planting. Amanda Deering, a postdoctoral researcher in food science, said seeds could be contaminated in such a manner before or...

2011-07-21 07:45:00

LANSING, Mich., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) has announced the development of a breakthrough pathogen detection and identification technology that provides next day, DNA-specific test results for seven pathogenic E. coli strains. The technology could be adapted to target almost any bacterium of concern in almost any food sample type. Neogen's new NeoSEEK(TM) pathogen DNA detection method for E. coli strains is the first food safety laboratory technology...

2011-06-25 00:00:31

Experts from antimicrobial innovator UrthTech say that current antiquated methods of food safety and sanitation may be the ultimate cause behind millions of cases of foodborne illness. Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 The recent E. coli outbreak in Europe has killed 24 people and sickened thousands, including four suspected cases in the United States. And as experts the world over scurry to find the cause of these potentially fatal E. coli infections, UrthTech is asking...

2011-05-22 00:02:21

STOP Foodborne Illness Offers Simple Guidelines for Safe, Enjoyable Holiday Picnics and Barbecues Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Nancy Donley, president of STOP Foodborne Illness, http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org, (formerly S.T.O.P. - Safe Tables Our Priority), the leading national advocate for safe food, is offering simple food safety tips to help prevent food poisoning as Americans kick-off the summer picnic and barbecue season this Memorial Day weekend. Donley was just awarded the...

2011-04-05 18:16:31

Burgers, meat loaf and other lean ground beef favorites may be made from "trim," the meat that's left over after steaks and roasts have been carved from a side of beef. A study conducted several years ago to ensure that imported beef trim is safe to eat has led to an ongoing collaboration between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists who conducted the research and colleagues from Uruguay, which exports this in-demand beef. Microbiologist Joseph M. (Mick) Bosilevac with USDA's...

2011-03-14 14:46:33

Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have shown how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response. The bacterium secretes a protein called NleH1 that directs the host immune enzyme IKK-beta to alter specific immune responses. This process not only helps the bacterium evade elimination by the immune system, it also works to prolong the survival...

2011-02-09 00:47:06

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have come up with a way to detect pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella bacteria in waterways at lower levels than any previous method. Similar methods have been developed to detect pathogenic E. coli in meat products, but the approach by the scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) represents a first for waterways. ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency, and this research supports the USDA priority...

2010-12-16 05:25:00

About one in six Americans, or roughly 48 million people, are sickened from with foodborne illnesses each year, according to new estimates released Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those, nearly 3,000 are killed and 128,000 require hospitalization due to their illness, the health agency said. The figures are the first comprehensive estimates since 1999, and are the CDC's first to include illnesses caused solely by foods consumed in the United...

2010-12-08 02:23:15

A Purdue University research team developed a nanoparticle that can hold and release an antimicrobial agent as needed for extending the shelf life of foods susceptible to Listeria monocytogenes. Yuan Yao, an assistant professor of food science, altered the surface of a carbohydrate found in sweet corn called phytoglycogen, which led to the creation of several forms of a nanoparticle that could attract and stabilize nisin, a food-based antimicrobial peptide. The nanoparticle can then preserve...

Latest Food microbiology Reference Libraries

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...

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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