Microbiological analysis of food and a well thought out environmental monitoring plan forms the backbone of an effective safety and quality system for the food industry. The presence of undesirable organisms including both quality indicators and pathogenic organisms has necessitated routine microbiological testing with a goal to ensure food safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Routine … Continue reading “Why a faster method matters in Indicator testing”
Dr. Sailaja Chandrapati
Sailaja Chandrapati, BS, MSc, MS, PhD, is a Senior Scientist and Lead Product Development Specialist in the Food Safety Department, 3M Company St. Paul, Minn. She also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN. She is a technical expert in the areas of food microbiology and spore science along with sterilization and disinfection monitoring. Since joining 3M in 2000, she has 26 issued patents, 34 filed patent applications multiple poster presentations and is an author of 6 papers and 1 book chapter. Dr. Chandrapati is a member of ASM and IAFP and a past reviewer for the American Journal of Infection Control.