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Improving food safety by testing for indicator organisms and pathogens

Eating fads continue to come and go, and some of those trends bring new safety challenges for the food industry. Locally-sourced food – including gardens inside restaurants — raw smoothies, and peoples’ undying love of cookie dough have led to the consumption of unsafe food. One trend embraced among food safety experts is a focus … Continue reading “Improving food safety by testing for indicator organisms and pathogens”

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Why a faster method matters in Indicator testing

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”

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Methods of Indicator Testing

With an ever-increasing consumer interest in food safety and quality combined with the added visibility and global communication of food recalls, sanitation and quality issues, the importance of testing continues to grow. For every stage of food preparation and handling before it shows up at the grocery store, testing methods help to prevent food-borne illnesses … Continue reading “Methods of Indicator Testing”

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IAFP 2018 Summary

This July, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) hosted its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 3,600 “top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from six continents” attended the week-long event to discuss topics ranging from Food Hygiene to Vital and Parasitic Foodborne Diseases. Seminars: 3M Food Safety was proud to … Continue reading “IAFP 2018 Summary”