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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....

2014-05-27 23:07:04

Electronic device analyzes spoilage levels of meat and poultry products, determines freshness and safety. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The Indiegogo campaign for PERES, a portable device that analyzes food products to determine if they are fresh and safe for human consumption, has reached its funding goal of $50,000. Reaching their funding goal ensures that the team behind PERES can begin manufacturing the device and also guarantees that backers who have pre-ordered PERES will have...

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...

2014-05-20 23:02:25

This first-of-its-kind system is now available to customers for pre-order on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 On April 1, ARS LAB launched an Indiegogo campaign to secure funding for their newest product, the PERES portable device. Dubbed as “the world’s first electronic nose,” PERES analyzes food products and determines if they are fresh and safe for human consumption. Compatible with beef, pork, poultry and fish, PERES analyzes airborne...

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...

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...

2014-04-16 11:15:44

Food-poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are normally associated with tainted meat products. However, between 20-30% of these are caused by people eating contaminated vegetables, as was seen in the 2011 outbreak in Europe that caused 53 deaths. Research presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Annual Meeting in Liverpool shows that the disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor...

2014-04-14 23:11:11

The unique electronic-nose scanner "smells" food to test for freshness. Scan results are instantly reported on a mobile app - helping users provide healthier food for their families and avoid health risks like food poisoning. London, UK (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 PERES, a first-of-its-kind handheld device and mobile app which provides information about the freshness and quality of meat, poultry, and fish and protects against food poisoning, is now available for pre-order on...

2014-04-14 12:36:39

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue: Many Sham el-Nessim celebrations include a traditional family meal. Certain salted fish products like fesikh, a traditional dish in the Egyptian community, represent an increased risk of botulism because of the way they are prepared. The fish used to make these salted fish dishes are not gutted before the ripening and salting process. This provides an opportunity for Clostridium botulinum bacteria that may be in the gut of the fish to grow...


Latest Foodborne illness Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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