food pathogen News

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • IAQ Video Network Branches into the Production of Food Pathogen Videos

    Last month the IAQ Video Network began producing public outreach videos on food safety issues and food pathogens.  To date the video production company has produced about 50 videos, which have included 5 on food pathogens that were released in the last month. The first of a series of food pathogens videos have covered Salmonella, E. coli, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, ...

  • IAQ Video Network Produces Two Food Pathogen Videos

    In the last week the IAQ Video Network has been contracted by EMSL Analytical to produce a new series of educational videos.  This new series is based upon informing the public about microbiological threats to the food and water we all consume.   The first video discusses Salmonella and the dangers that it presents when found in the nation’s food supply.  The second ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Rapidchek select salmonella certified by AFNOR, SDIX food pathogen test gains third-party validation for european markets

    Strategic Diagnostics Inc., now doing business as SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic, and food safety applications, today announced its RapidChek® SELECT™ Salmonella test system has received AFNOR VALIDATION certification and validation as an alternative method for detecting ...


  • SDIX, AES CHEMUNEX RapidChek agreement expands range of food pathogen test systems in Europe

    Strategic Diagnostics Inc., now doing business as SDIX (Nasdaq: SDIX), a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic, and food safety applications, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with AES CHEMUNEX. Under terms of the agreement AES CHEMUNEX will have rights to distribute SDIX’s ...


  • EMSL Now Testing for Cryptococcus gattii Pathogenic Fungi

    Cryptococcus gattii has been appearing as a human and animal pathogen in the Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia. The organism is a saprophytic environmental fungus that is usually found in the soil and on trees. Animal and human pulmonary infection can occur by breathing in spores in areas where the organism is found but they cannot transmit the diseases to each other. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Egg Recall Highlights Need for Better Pathogen Testing Solutions

    Cinnaminson, NJ - In July of 2009 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that egg producers would have to begin following new tougher food safety measures.  The new rules were aimed at the production, storage and transportation of eggs to prevent the spread of Salmonella. With over 600 million eggs recalled in the latest Salmonella outbreak linked to eggs and a year-long ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Dedicated Pathogen Testing Website Launched by EMSL Analytical

    This month, EMSL Analytical launched a new website dedicated to providing information and testing services for microbial pathogens. The new website, www.PathogenTesting.com  provides a wealth of information and advanced analytical services to identify fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoan. There are countless types of microbial ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Expands Real-Time PCR Tests for Pathogen Detection

    EMLab P&K launches additional analytical services using real-time PCR technology to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples. The new PCR testing services are affordable and will help clients with time-sensitive projects. EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K offers real-time PCR tests for pathogen detection

    EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging PCR testing techniques, EMLab P&K can now perform rapid analysis of pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Enterococci. The highly sensitive and specific PCR tests can rapidly detect pathogenic contamination and results can be ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Collaboration on antimicrobial technologies for food and beverage

    Ecolab has entered into a marketing agreement with DuPont to commercialise new antimicrobial coating technologies for the food and beverage processing industry that will reduce the risk of environmental contamination by enhancing food facility hygiene. The control of mold, and pathogenic bacteria, especially salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, is a significant challenge for the food processing ...

  • Invisible Sentinel Announces Product Launch of Its Foodborne Pathogen Specific Monoclonal Antibodies

    Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today the availability of a suite of monoclonal antibodies specific for the four most prevalent bacterial foodborne pathogens. The antibodies detect E.coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter jejuni, and are available for purchase on ...


    By Marketwire

  • Some Strains of E. Coli May be in Your Food

    EMSL’s DNA testing laboratory identifies lesser known strains of dangerous food pathogens that threaten the nation’s food supply. Westmont, NJ, May 28th, 2010 Recently the New York Times reported that six strains of E. coli, known as the “Big Six” to public health experts, are not routinely tested for in the nation’s ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chemicals from Fast Food Wrappers Found in Humans

    Cinnaminson, NJ, This week the “Environmental News Service” released an article about new research that was conducted at the University of Toronto.  According to the article, chemicals used in food packaging that are meant to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers are leaching into the food products. The researchers identified chemical contaminants in human blood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pressure Mounts for Congress to Pass Food Safety Legislation

    EMSL Analytical provides food safety and pathogen educational tools and testing services to keep the public safe. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 15th, 2010 Last month the media was filled with reports about Salmonella contaminated eggs.  To date approximately 550 million eggs have been recalled from two Iowa egg producers and 1,500 people have become ill ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Salmonella in beef results in another food recall

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for Salmonella and other food borne pathogens.Just last week a California beef processor recalled over 800,000 pounds of ground beef that was distributed in at least four Western states. The reason for the recall was concern over Salmonella contamination after scores of people in those states became sick after eating the meat.Also last week a major ...


  • Pet Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns

    Last month, a major pet food manufacturer announced a voluntary recall of various cat and dog foods due to concerns over the possible presence of Salmonella. The recalled products were from specific lots of dry pet foods manufactured during a 10 day period at one of the company’s facilities. Salmonella can make not only animals sick that consume pet foods ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Portable toilets help provide safe water and food

    It's hard to believe, but an estimated 2.6 billion people in the developing world - nearly a third of the global population - still lack access to basic sanitation services. This presents a significant hygiene risk, especially in densely populated urban areas and slums where contaminated drinking water can spread disease rapidly. Every year, some 1.5 million children die from diarrhea caused by ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • World food crisis - an environmental perfect storm

    In what many have been calling a perfect storm, food prices are being driven up around the world resulting in violent protests in developing nations. Several causes have contributed to this storm, such as oil prices and China’s economic growth, but what is rarely mentioned is the developed word’s unsustainable agricultural practices. Since 2002 food prices have risen 65% ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food recall reminds us all of the dangers of salmonella

    Recently a California company issued a voluntary recall for cantaloupes that may have been contaminated by Salmonella. The cantaloupes were shipped to ten states from California to New York. This recall is just one of many that have occurred in 2009 from a wide variety of foods including peanuts, hot cocoa, pet foods and other food products.Salmonella is a Gram-negative bacterium that is found ...


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