food pathogen News

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • USDA Proposes New Food Safety Requirements

    This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new requirement for the meat and poultry industry that would potentially decrease the amount of contaminated foods that reach the public.  According to a news release from the USDA, “…USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would be able to hold products from commerce until FSIS test results for harmful ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drug Resistant Bacteria May be in Contaminated Turkey Burgers

    Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they are, “…collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella hadar infections. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Salmonella bacteria obtained ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • New Food Safety Standards Introduced to Reduce Salmonella & Campylobacter Infection Rates

    EMSL Analytical provides food pathogen testing services for food processors, manufacturers, distributors and the general public. Westmont, NJ, May 11th, 2010 New food safety rules were announced this week by the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, aimed at reducing food poisoning in the United States.  The new regulations are expected to reduce illness ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Listeria Testing can Prevent Deadly Outbreaks of the Food Pathogen

    Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products.  The products came from a California company and were shipped to food service establishments in Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium that some studies have suggested ...


    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 Testing Answers Questions from Recent Outbreak Linked to Eggs

    EMSL Analytical provides advanced food pathogen testing services for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and the general public to ensure public safety. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 19th, 2010 ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • E. coli Hazards that Could Lurk in Foods or Water Damaged Properties Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses Escherichia coli (E. coli) as both a possible food pathogen and a contaminant that could be found in any property that has suffered a flood or sanitary sewer overflow (SSO).  E. coli are a large ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Listeria Testing Laboratory Helps Companies Prevent Costly Recalls

    Last week, a Chicago-based company announced the recall of over 8,000 packages of smoked salmon due to Listeria contamination fears.  That recall followed one earlier in the month by a California-based company that announced similar Listeria concerns in packaged 5 and 7-layer dips.  Also announced this month was the recall of thousands of pounds of Canadian ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • iMiCROQ participates in the XVI Edition of MRAMA

    From 21 to 24 November the XVI WORKSHOP RAPID METHODS AND AUTOMATION IN FOOD MICROBIOLOGY is held in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Valles) organized by the Faculty of Veterinary of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. iMiCROQ sponsors and will attend the Workshop presenting the 21st our QFast integrated platform for rapid detection of ...


    By IMICROQ, S.L.

  • New Objective Reached by the IAQ Video Network

    Last month the IAQ Video Network celebrated their one year anniversary.  Today the company has announced that they have reached a new record for viewers of their videos.    The network was the brainchild of Paul Cochrane, the founder of Cochrane & Associates, LLC.  Mr. Cochrane reported, “We are pleased to announce today that over 8,000 people have viewed the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA and USDA announce first-ever Microbial Risk Assessment guidance

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced the first-ever Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) Guideline. This new MRA Guideline lays out an overarching approach to conducting meaningful assessments of the risks to Americans posed by pathogens in food and water. Pathogens ingested in food and water can result in acute ...

  • Advanced course on the use of biosensors for food safety and quality (Zaragoza, Spain, 16-20 January 2017)

    The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), is organizing an advanced course on the "Use of biosensors for food safety and quality" in Zaragoza (Spain) from 16 to 20 January 2017. This course provides comprehensive information about modern biosensors, their parameters, possibilities and ...

  • Up to 7% of Imported Spices Contaminated with Salmonella

    Last month, a new report was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that took a comprehensive look at imported spices. According to their findings, approximately 12% of the spices were found to be contaminated with insect parts and rodent hairs, while roughly 7% were found to have Salmonella. The FDA report states, “A wide diversity of pathogens ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Farmers Arrested Following Deadly 2011 Listeria Outbreak

    Last month, NBC News published a report that the two brothers who own a cantaloupe farm in Colorado that was implicated in a 2011 Listeria outbreak had been arrested on misdemeanor charges. The charges were related to introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The contaminated cantaloupe was consumed in 28 states and was one of the deadliest outbreaks of a foodborne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • FSIS Issues Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Salmonella

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its Salmonella Action Plan.  It outlines the steps it will take to address the most pressing problem it faces -- Salmonella in meat and poultry products. According to the agency, an estimated 1.3 million illnesses can be attributed to Salmonella each year. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Has a New Strain of Deadly E. coli Reached the U.S.?

    Over 1,600 people across Europe have become ill from E. coli contaminated food and 18 have died so far.  Several sick people in the United States who had recently traveled to Germany are currently undergoing testing to determine if they too have the illness. The majority of the outbreak so far has taken place in Germany, but health officials there have not yet been able to pinpoint the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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