For developing nations aiming to increase food exports, establishing controlled food safety systems is becoming increasingly vital. One of the most interesting case examples can be seen in the poultry industry in Colombia. When it comes to the country’s contribution to the world’s diet, most minds go directly to coffee. Yet Colombian poultry production … Continue reading “Poultry in Motion”
Senior Global Technical Service, Food Safety Lab Raj Rajagopal has been working in 3M for the last 20 years in various groups and functions. Prior to 3M he worked in several academic institutions (University of Iowa, University of Georgia and University of Minnesota) in microbial physiology, molecular biology, anaerobic microbiology and genetics. He has a Masters and Ph.D. in Microbiology from India and MBA from University of Minnesota. In 3M, he started out in Biomaterials Technology Center and then in Biotechnologies Project. He was involved in antimicrobials development (FAME), microfluidic card for real time PCR and 3M cycler development. Later, he worked in 3M Pharmaceuticals doing genomics and proteomics research for couple years. He then moved to Safety and graphics group lab (formerly SS&PS lab) exploring food safety and hospital hygiene platform for Commercial Solutions Division and was instrumental in launching hospital hygiene platform. Recently, he worked on developing rapid bacterial testing (E. coli and coliform) for potable water quality. In addition, he also explored opportunity in water-energy nexus and identified several opportunities for 3M to pursue further. He joined Food Safety Department in June 2016 and has been supporting pathogen detection platform. Raj has 25 issued patents and 30 plus publications in peer reviewed journals.