With the summer heat, going to a holiday cookout can be a scary proposition. Food safety rumors abound, and it’s hard to tell what’s safe to eat. Here are the answers to the biggest questions I get as a food safety microbiologist.
By Deborah Cohen Using the Hunter and our DNA identification test kits, you can quickly verify your products or ingredients. It lets you take the guess work out of the process. Below are two case studies that illustrate some of the benefits. 1. Nutraceuticals and Halal A major concern among producers of Halal goods is […]
By Lauren Bambusch No matter what protocol you’re using, when it comes to food safety, enrichments are king. Every approved testing method for foodborne pathogens requires some iteration of an enrichment. So what is that? Why is it required? Why do different pathogens have different enrichment times? And why do some protocols have more or […]
Over the course of my career, I’ve had the great opportunity to visits literally hundreds of laboratories around the world. I’ve seen everything from small one-room facilities housed in factories all the way up to huge testing centers taking up entire buildings and even campuses. Just as with size, the problems that they work on has also varied ranging from food safety to cancer treatment and diagnosis to high throughput drug screening. However, one thing they all have had in common is that they are all continually generating large amounts of data.