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Salmonella, E. coli, botulism or lead in your Halloween lollies?

31 October, 2017

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.


Detect Salmonella Dublin in 24 hours — new test offers a hundredfold improvement in detection

09 October, 2017 by Joe Schwartz, Cornell Chronicle

A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella bacteria, one of the leading causes of foodborne illness across all regions of the world.


Detecting dormant pathogens

21 September, 2017

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 Raw Meat FlowThrough adulteration test kits

01 September, 2017

Bio-Check (UK), a specialist test kit developer, has just launched its FlowThrough range in Australia, to make testing raw meats much easier.


Faster foodborne pathogen detection system wins Gold Edison Award

31 August, 2017

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.


Hioki FT6380 and FT6381 earth resistance clamp-on testers

28 August, 2017

The Hioki FT6380 and Hioki FT6381 are precision earth resistance measurement clamp-on testers.


Hygiena ZymoSnap ALP testing system

22 August, 2017

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 CS Series single-column force tester

16 August, 2017

Bestech's CS Series single-column force tester allows simple force testing up to 5 kN.


Food profiling: the analytics of authenticity

11 August, 2017

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.


Identifying and assessing risks of contaminants in food

24 July, 2017

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 Dansensor LeakProtego MAP leak testing system

20 July, 2017

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.


HunterLab ColorFlex coffee spectrophotometer

17 July, 2017

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 XPR6U ultra-microcomparator

14 July, 2017

METTLER TOLEDO's XPR6U ultra-microcomparator balance comes with MC Link mass calibration software to deliver secure mass calibration.


Fluke 5128A RHapid-Cal Humidity Generator

12 July, 2017

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 AgraStrip Lupin Test Kits

06 July, 2017

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.


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