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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...

2014-05-16 12:27:05

OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue It's been a long winter but barbecue season is finally here! As you head out to the grill, remember that eating undercooked meat or foods that have come into contact with raw meat can result in food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness) caused by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 people will get...

2014-05-15 23:08:34

Laser Application Technologies, the manufacturer of the Natural Light Labeling System™ (NLL) has received FDA approval for the use of their new patented labeling system to label citrus of all varieties. The Natural Light Labeling System™ is a breakthrough in food safety as it provides the only system for labeling produce with true item level traceability, satisfying the requirements of being permanent, tamperproof, non-transferable and human readable. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) May 15,...

2014-05-14 08:24:52

DUBLIN, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9dmsr7/melamine) has announced the addition of the "Melamine Formaldehyde Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Melamine formaldehyde is derived from the polymerization of melamine and formaldehyde. It is a hard thermosetting plastic that is a highly versatile...

2014-05-06 20:25:47

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ComplianceMetrix LLC (CMX), the leading provider of cloud-based Brand-Performance, Operational Excellence and Quality Management solutions will unveil its latest platform release at the 2014 NRA Show, May 17-20 in Chicago, IL. CMX introduced the first Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for the Food & Hospitality industry in 2008 to address the unique challenges of large, decentralized, multi-unit operations. Today over 150 of the world's leading...

Benign Bacterium Shows Promise In Blocking Salmonella From Colonizing Raw Tomatoes
2014-05-06 03:40:41

American Society for Microbiology Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have identified a benign bacterium that shows promise in blocking Salmonella from colonizing raw tomatoes. Their research is published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. When applied to Salmonella-contaminated tomato plants in a field study, the bacterium, known as Paenibacillus alvei, significantly reduced the concentration of the pathogen compared to...

2014-04-30 23:18:11

The food safety testing market is projected to grow reach to $4,068.8 million by 2018. In 2012, Germany was the largest market for food safety testing and it is projected to be the fastest growing market in Europe; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/european-food-safety-testing-market-1217.html. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The report "European Food Safety Testing Market By Contaminant (Pathogen, GMO, Toxin, Pesticide), Technology (Traditional & Rapid), Food Type (Meat...

2014-04-30 23:14:01

Tom Chestnut promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Food Division; Chandana Kathuria promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Lean Program Leader (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Global public health organization NSF International promoted two members of its senior leadership team to Senior Vice President: Mr. Tom Chestnut has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Food Division and Ms. Chandana Kathuria has been promoted to Senior Vice...

2014-04-29 16:29:36

OTTAWA, April 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Fiddleheads are a green vegetable that is typically available in the spring. They grow along the banks of rivers and streams and are sometimes sold at farmer's markets, roadside stands and grocery stores. Fiddleheads can be safely eaten, but can cause food poisoning if they haven't been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked and stored. There have been reported cases in Canada and the U.S. of people getting sick from eating raw or...

2014-04-25 16:21:16

Hollandia Produce, LP, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete's brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, today announced it has earned a perfect score on its PrimusGFS certification audit, recently conducted by Primus Laboratories. CARPINTERIA, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hollandia Produce, LP, grower and shipper of Live Gourmet and Grower Pete's brands of living lettuce and leafy greens, today announced it has earned a perfect score on its PrimusGFS...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.