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2014-04-10 12:28:01

OTTAWA, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Easter is almost here and eggs may be a part of your family celebration. Although Salmonella is not common in Canadian eggs, some people are more susceptible to the bacteria, particularly young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. Therefore, eggs should be cooked thoroughly when serving them to people in these high-risk groups. And remember, decorated eggs that have been left out on display are not...

2014-04-10 08:28:55

Accurate Norovirus Detection in as Short as One Hour SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for rapid identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II (GII), to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(®) System, the world's...

2014-04-08 23:33:59

PathoGenetix, Inc. has delivered an early commercial version of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System to the independent contract research firm, MRIGlobal. MRIGlobal has purchased the RESOLUTION System under a U.S. government-funded project, to assess the effectiveness of the rapid microbial identification and strain typing technology for biodefense applications. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 PathoGenetix™, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain...

2014-03-31 23:35:39

Q Laboratories, Inc. will conduct independent testing of the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System from PathoGenetix, Inc. to evaluate its molecular strain typing capabilities for pathogen confirmation and identification for the food safety industry. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, has signed an agreement with independent contract testing laboratory, Q Laboratories, Inc., to conduct an independent...

2014-03-27 23:33:17

According to the CDC, roughly 3,000 people die each year due to foodborne diseases. In light of the recent updated inspection and compliance mandates under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, WetKeys has seen a significant increase of orders for its waterproof and washable computer keyboards to be used in food processing and beverage bottling plants. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is currently updating its inspection and compliance mandates...

2014-03-26 23:34:18

An independent evaluation of PathoGenetix, Inc.’s rapid bacterial strain typing technology by contract testing lab Marshfield Food Safety found greater ease-of-use and increased accuracy in Salmonella strain typing with the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System compared to current identification methods. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full...

2014-03-26 16:24:55

ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years of data on a major cause of food poisoning now is available to the public, the food industry, and researchers in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data, collected by state and federal health officials, provides a wealth of information on Salmonella, the top foodborne cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. Available for hands-on web access for the first time,...

2014-03-14 23:02:13

National Poison Prevention Week Runs March 16-22, 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 16 through 22, 2014, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to...

2014-02-28 16:22:54

DUBLIN, February 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtqjgm/north_america) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the North America Food Safety Testing Market - Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qtqjgm/north_america ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The North American food safety testing market is growing...

2014-02-25 23:31:20

Innovative Product Designed to Help Food Industry Reach a Higher Level of Safety St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 FoodHandler, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality disposable gloves, bags and apparel, introduces oneSAFE (TM), a first-of-its-kind proprietary dispensing system for the food industry that enables users to pull out a single glove by the cuff and don it without touching the food-handling surface. This simple difference reduces the risk of cross...


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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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