food contamination analysis Articles

  • The role of process water in pathogen reduction

    The USDA’s Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) rule in July of 1996 required all meat and poultry slaughter plants to adopt a system of process controls to prevent food safety hazards. It contained four components: standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sanitation, HACCP plans, generic E. coli testing and Salmonella performance standards. With the ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • What is HACCP?

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP, for short) is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Biodegradation of palmarosa oil (green oil) by Serratia marcescens

    Biodegradation of oil depends on the nature of the oil, the type of microbial community and a variety of environmental factors. Green oils are being used as consumer goods and as raw materials in industries such as food processing, pharmaceutical and cosmetic. Microbial contaminations of green oils have been the cause of degradation problems. Serratia Marcessens produced cytochrome oxidase, ...

  • Bioaccumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons in arctic amphipods in the oil development area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea

    An objective of a multiyear monitoring program, sponsored by the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was to examine temporal and spatial changes in chemical and biological characteristics of the Arctic marine environment resulting from offshore oil exploration and development activities in the development area of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. To determine if petroleum ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Managing Compostable Bags At Anaerobic Digestion Plants

    The highest and best use for treating residential food waste is through source separation, sending organics first to anaerobic digestion (to capture energy), followed by aerobic composting (to return nutrients to the soil). Sending food waste to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities requires appropriate tools and planning for capturing high volumes of material with low contamination. Compostable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Use of Models For Ecological Risk Assessment in Coastal Ecosystems: Thresholds Point of View

    Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) can be defined as “the process for systematically evaluating how likely it is that adverse ecological effects may occur as a result of exposure to one or more stressors” (U.S. EPA, 1998). The idea of adopting ERA as a fundamental component in the management of ecosystems has gained an increased recognition due to the fact that it is impossible to eliminate all ...


  • Simplifying the Screening Workflow for Extractables Testing: Infographic

    The safety of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and foodstuffs may be compromised by chemical compounds in the various types of packaging and food contact materials (FCMs) that are in direct contact with the consumer product. Due to continuously increasing global regulations, the characterization of extractables and ...


    By Climate Institute

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Algae recruited for waterways clean-up

    Most people have heard about the canary in the cage; the hapless sentinel that warns miners of lethal build-ups of poisonous gas by falling off its perch, dead. Researchers have applied a similar principle to their development of a procedure for identifying and removing toxicants from estuarine and coastal waters, using highly sensitive algae as toxicity test subjects. The use of such ‘lower ...

  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • BioCycle World - February

    Economic, Climate Impacts Of Wasted Produce Researchers at Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden collected primary data on fresh fruit and vegetable (FFV) waste through direct measurements in three large retail stores in Sweden (55,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. in floor area) to conduct an analysis from the perspectives of wasted mass, economic cost and climate impact. A method of measuring ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dialysis with a semipermeable membrane – a new sample-preparation technique for determination of Polybrominated Diphenyl ethers in fatty matrices

    Summary Dialysis with a low-density polyethylene semipermeable membrane (SPM) is an efficient means of removal of lipids in the determination of bioaccumulative, persistent, halogenated organic compounds. In this study an SPM was used for preconcentration of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) from food samples. The method is useful for determination of PBDE and other halogenated ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • Threats to soil quality in Europe

    During the recent years, there has been a surge of concern and attention in Europe to soil degradation processes. Initiated by the German Ministry for Environment in 1998 with the first European Soil Forum a process has been developing over the past ten years leading to the adoption by the European Commission in September 2006 of the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection including a proposal for ...


  • TOC analyser improves lab efficiency

    Leading instrumentation company HACH LANGE is helping a number of key customers save valuable time and costs with its new IL550 TOC-TN analyser. TOC analysis is vitally important in applications ranging from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water, to agricultural soils, contaminated land and food. HACH LANGE analysers therefore offer a range of options ...


  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • The toxic legacy of Thailand’s ‘Great Flood’ will remain long after the waters have receded

    This year’s unusually long rainy season has left many part of Thailand, Lao and Cambodia inundated and resulted in the worst flooding crisis in Thailand for at least 50 years. The provinces of the central plains and many districts in the north, east and west of metropolitan Bangkok are now effectively under water. The huge volume of floodwater is such that flood levels are 3 metres deep in ...

  • Climate change connections

    MY son has a friend whose mother loves him very much. She loves him so much that she is terrified, absolutely terrified, that something might hurt him. Because she loves him so much and is so afraid that something bad might happen to him, she seems determined not to let anything happen to him. He is not allowed to take city buses, go to his high school football games or ride his bike in the city ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Determination of protein in wheat flour samples - Case Study

    Customer: Grain Quality Testing Laboratory, PARC, Pakistan GQTL is a part of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council under the Federal Ministry of Food Security and Research, Govt. of Pakistan. The laboratory is involved in R&D and testing activities related to grain quality and contaminant residues by means of validated instruments. Application: Protein in wheat ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze, Inc.

  • Mohawk Laboratories has acquired Strathtox providing greatly improved `real-time` studies

    Mohawk Laboratories, the research and development arm of NCH Corporation, has acquired Strathkelvin’s latest respirometer, StrathtoxTM, resulting in greatly improved ‘real-time’ bioremediation potential efficacy studies for its BioAmp system. This allows NCH to provide quick study results to its customers and potential customers in determining whether or not the bacteria ...

  • Survey on Existing Sample Archives For The Assessment of Time Trends of Pollutants in The Environment of New EU Member States and Candidate Countries

    Foreword Potentially high levels of chemical pollution in the EU+10 compared to the EU 15 Member States generate concern on the environmental status of the former. Especially contaminations in the agro-environment of the new EU MS may result in an increase of the overall human exposure in the enlarged EU. First attempts to collect concrete data on polychlorinated dioxins (PCDDs), -furans ...


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