Method selection: Insist on the one that performs best on your matrices

If you’ve decided that outsourcing quality and food safety tests is the best approach for your business and are now ready to begin working with your chosen lab partner (see more), it’s important to determine which method is best for your matrices. Consider the following when selecting methods with your lab: Insist on what works: … Continue reading “Method selection: Insist on the one that performs best on your matrices”

Have questions about interpreting results on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates? We have answers. (Part 3 of 5)

Are you seeing something you didn’t expect to see on your plates? Here are some questions asked by food safety labs that have been answered by 3M global and U.S. technical specialists. Additional information is available for you as well on both the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Portfolio as well as the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Standard Plate Portfolio. Question: … Continue reading “Have questions about interpreting results on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates? We have answers. (Part 3 of 5)”

Have questions about interpreting results on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates? We have answers. (Part 2 of 5)

Have you ever seen results on your plates that you aren’t sure how to interpret? Here are some questions asked by food safety labs that have been answered by our 3M U.S. and global technical specialists. Additional information is available for you as well on both the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Portfolio as well as the 3M™ … Continue reading “Have questions about interpreting results on 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates? We have answers. (Part 2 of 5)”

Have questions about which 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates to use? We have answers. (Part 1 of 5)

Are you wondering which method you should use for powdered eggs or oat paste? Here are some questions asked by food safety labs that have been answered by 3M global and U.S. technical specialists. Additional information is available for you as well on both the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Portfolio as well as the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Standard Plate … Continue reading “Have questions about which 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates to use? We have answers. (Part 1 of 5)”

How rapid-method plating systems keeps food testing quick and easy

When you work in the rapid-turn world of food manufacturing and food safety testing, every step counts. Two food safety technical service specialists show us how simple and easy it is to use 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates. “Your media is ready to go when you are,” says Cari Lingle, a microbiologist in 3M’s Food Safety Department. … Continue reading “How rapid-method plating systems keeps food testing quick and easy”

Tracking and preventing Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreaks

E. coli sounds like bad news to many people. In most cases it’s a perfectly normal inhabitant of our intestinal tracts. In healthy humans, it can reach up to 109CFU per gram in fecal matter, according to Human Health.  Most types of E. coli are non-pathogenic, meaning they do not cause disease. However, some types … Continue reading “Tracking and preventing Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreaks”

Food allergens: how regulations are changing the global food safety landscape

Food allergies are on the rise. Studies show that food allergies are increasing around the world, for both children and adults.1 Scientists are researching ways to reverse or treat allergies, but the only current treatment – besides antihistamines to reduce symptoms – is to avoid consuming specific foods that trigger reactions. Avoiding allergens in foods … Continue reading “Food allergens: how regulations are changing the global food safety landscape”

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Food Allergens Symposium: How food manufacturers are looking ahead

Food allergies are on the rise. According to National Institutes of Health, as many as 10 percent of people in developed countries report food allergies. The reason why food allergy rates are increasing is still not clear, but researchers have some theories.  Many believe it is linked to increased hygiene in households, which weakens children’s … Continue reading “Food Allergens Symposium: How food manufacturers are looking ahead”