Food safety is all over the news–not just here in the US, but globally. For many companies, having an in-house lab carries potential benefits that can reduce costs and considerably increase safety and efficiency.
We’ve had several people ask about the possibility for adapting our AOAC-approved Salmonella species and E. coli O157 Food Safety Kits for use with water samples. It’s a concept we’ve been thinking about, so it was time to fully develop the modifications needed to the sample collection and DNA extraction protocols and test the effectiveness of the assays on water samples.
Imagine getting food safety test results where you need them and when you need them. Point-of-need testing means running tests at or near the facility where the products are produced. It provides a number of advantages to the producer. First and foremost, test results are available much sooner since time isn’t wasted transporting samples to a distant testing facility. You can confidently ship products faster because you’ll have the results available sooner.