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”


Sharpen your expertise at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference

Trying to decide if you should take time out of your schedule to attend a conference? It’s a chance to hear from experts around the globe, find out more about common industry challenges and discover new ways to solve them in the constantly-changing world of food safety. The 2019 GFSI annual global conference is focused … Continue reading “Sharpen your expertise at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference”

Unique technologies power new food safety testing system

Fast, easy, accurate. What qualities do you want in a new work tool? Speed, simplicity, efficiency, accuracy? That’s what food safety professionals said they were looking for when testing for pathogens. So, 3M scientists set out to create a new testing system that met those needs. The result? The 3M™ Molecular Detection System –  a … Continue reading “Unique technologies power new food safety testing system”


Testing and verification for allergens

Method Acting: Comparing different analytical methods for allergen testing and verification Every day, food industries around the world work to comply with the food labeling directives and regulations in place to inform consumers about specific ingredients added to finished products. Of course, special attention has been placed on ensuring that product packaging clearly declares the … Continue reading “Testing and verification for allergens”


Five Steps to Creating a Successful Validation Study

  Take your food allergen control plan further by establishing cleaning validation and verification procedures. Need more information on the total 3M Food Safety testing solution? Simply reach out and we’ll be happy to help you with any questions you have. A Demanding Responsibility Manufacturing large volumes of food product that must be safe for … Continue reading “Five Steps to Creating a Successful Validation Study”

Food Safety AOAC PTM vs OMA

What you need to know about the AOAC®

AOAC® INTERNATIONAL PTM vs. AOAC® INTERNATIONAL OMA Background information: What is the AOAC? Founded in 1884, AOAC® INTERNATIONAL is an independent, third-party international association comprised of government agencies, industry organizations, research institutions, and individual scientists. What they do: Deliver Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA), Provide Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certifications, Complete rigorous laboratory testing and … Continue reading “What you need to know about the AOAC®”


3 Tips for Better Sample Collection in Food Safety

Approximately 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from a foodborne illness each year (Centers for Disease Control). Some that are more common include bacteria like Campylobacter, Escherichia coli (E. coli ), Listeria, and Salmonella.  In the interest of preventing these episodes as opposed to simply reacting to contaminations as they occur, the Food … Continue reading “3 Tips for Better Sample Collection in Food Safety”