In California neither Salmonella nor E. coli nor botulism is the leading reason for health alerts in confectionery. Not only is lead responsible for the largest number of health alerts, there have been more alerts for lead than the other three contaminants combined.
A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella bacteria, one of the leading causes of foodborne illness across all regions of the world.
Salmonella and Shiga toxigenic E. coli (STEC) are two pathogens that can go into a dormant state where they remain virulent but can't be detected through traditional culturing methods.
Bio-Check (UK), a specialist test kit developer, has just launched its FlowThrough range in Australia, to make testing raw meats much easier.
Fast molecular detection of foodborne pathogens — including Salmonella, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157 (including H7) in food or environment-collected samples and Cronobacter for powdered infant formula — has won 3M a Gold Edison Award.
The Hioki FT6380 and Hioki FT6381 are precision earth resistance measurement clamp-on testers.
Hygiena's ZymoSnap ALP is an alkaline phosphatase testing system designed to verify pasteurisation efficiency in short shelf life dairy products within just five minutes.
Bestech's CS Series single-column force tester allows simple force testing up to 5 kN.
The quality of the raw materials and semi-finished products is a critical aspect of the procurement chain of the food industry. To check the authenticity based on the accompanying paperwork alone is a risky undertaking. Mixtures can happen by mistake in the globalised trade, but can also be the work of fakers. Modern methods of food profiling can provide security for processors and consumers.
Just because a substance is in a food does not automatically mean that a health risk exists, but as environmental conditions, industrial manufacturing processes and human food consumption habits constantly change, we should constantly update our understanding of the risks posed by contaminants in food.
MOCON is expanding the availability of its Dansensor LeakProtego leak testing system, which has been developed to help food processors ensure that individual modified atmosphere packages (MAP) do not have undetected micro leaks.
The HunterLab ColorFlex coffee spectrophotometer measures the colour of ground-roasted coffee beans and provides the roaster with information on the colour and quality of green beens, ensuring a high-quality end product.
METTLER TOLEDO's XPR6U ultra-microcomparator balance comes with MC Link mass calibration software to deliver secure mass calibration.
The 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator from Fluke is suitable for calibrating a large workload of probes and loggers in the field or in the laboratory.
Arrow Scientific has added lupin to its extensive range of allergen test kits that can be used for testing ingredients, food contact surfaces and equipment or final products.