New advances in sequencing technology could help transform the way microbial food safety is managed both within our own laboratory network and throughout the global supply chain. The implementation of rapid whole-genome sequencing (WGS) could help tr
Public analyst laboratories are facing a number of challenges but there are also opportunities, according to the president of the Association of Public Analysts (APA) in the United Kingdom.
Food fraud is of high concern to the food industry. A multitude of analytical technologies exist to detect fraud. However, this testing is often expensive. Available databases detailing fraud occurrences were systematically examined to determine how
There is no such thing as zero risk when it comes to food safety, according to researchers.
Consumers, industry and governments typically desire foods that are free of any risk but scientists said zero risk is unattainable in food production regardle
This is the first in a series of e-seminars which have been designed to disseminate best measurement practice guidance on the application of DNA-based methods for food authenticity testing, has been uploaded to the Food Authenticity Website.
The current testing regime in England for unpasteurized milk is not fit for purpose, according to researchers describing a 2016 Campylobacter outbreak that sickened 69 people.
They say there was a need for regular microbiological monitoring to detect
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