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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
Sanitizing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove harmful food pathogens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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