I love my dog Tyson, an 80-pound German Shepherd/Great Dane mix. I scrutinized the nutritional labels of his food on the supermarket shelves, trying to make the best decision. Would he prefer a lamb and rice formula, or maybe chicken and sweet potatoes? What meat protein is in this food, and how much? And when one of my cats, an American Short Hair named Tater Tot, experienced digestive issues, I searched for a formula that has easily-digestible, low-fat poultry proteins. However, it turns out that the nutritional labels on our pet food and treats might not be telling the whole story.
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In the past on this blog, we’ve talked a lot about using molecular testing to look for things like food borne pathogens and for verifying species ID. But point-of-need based Real-Time PCR is a powerful technology that can be used in a multitude of additional areas ranging from human health to forensics. And did you know that it can also be used in the fight against corrosion?!?
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 […]