Podcast: Listeria Right Now: Innovations in Food Safety

Earlier this year, Neogen introduced an innovative test for food safety: Listeria Right Now. It’s a new environmental Listeria test that offers molecular-level accuracy — meaning low levels of many strains, including L. monocytogenes, can be detected — without the need for enrichment. It takes less than an hour to get results.

Neogen’s Jim Topper […]

To swab or not to swab, that is the question: environmental swabs vs. sponges

A frequent question we at Neogen hear from sanitation testing customers is, “When should I use a swab vs. a sponge for collecting my environmental samples?” Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between the two sample collection tools.

Typically, routine environmental monitoring in the food industry is done with sample collection sponges — […]

ATP, protein and allergen testing in production facilities: Which should you use?

Any food producer could tell you that keeping facilities clean is paramount. A good sanitation standard operating procedure is essential to ensure that business can continue as usual. There are many tests and methods to verify cleanliness. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the options.

ATP testing

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a […]

Neogen launches AccuClean® Advanced rapid protein test

Neogen Corporation has developed AccuClean® Advanced, an enhanced rapid protein test that delivers industry-leading speed and sensitivity for determining the cleanliness of food contact surfaces and equipment.

AccuClean Advanced is a simple, 10-second visual test that reveals detected protein residue through an easy-to-interpret color change. With a protein detection limit of 10 μg per sample, […]

Neogen develops fastest Listeria test with no enrichment

Neogen Corporation has developed an innovative test that detects Listeria in environmental samples in under 60 minutes — without the need to enrich samples.

Neogen’s new Listeria Right Now™ test system can detect all species of Listeria, including the pathogenic L. monocytogenes, in under 60 minutes through their ribosomal RNA (rRNA). The system’s effectiveness has […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Six More Farms Hit by Bird Flu in France –The Poultry Site The H5N8 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in several different locations in France in the […]

Top ATP testing data sites

When it comes time to begin the process of defining individual test sites in an ATP sanitation verification program, the question often becomes, “how do I choose the best sites for testing?” The key to answering this question is to focus on a set of test sites that provide a representative sample of the sanitation […]

The role of pathogen testing in an environmental monitoring program

Listeria

The main underlying aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing the focus of food safety from a reactionary stance to one that is preventive. A key component of preventive controls is monitoring and cleaning the environment in which food is produced and processed.

Neogen’s extensive line of industry leading diagnostics […]

Visit Neogen at Supply Side West — booth SS152

Make time to see Neogen at Supply Side West this year! Neogen will be exhibiting products including AccuPoint® Advanced for ATP environmental testing, Reveal® 3-D for Allergens, and BioLumix® for rapid microbiology.

Neogen’s products complement a large number of the educational and training sessions at Supply Side West including cGMP training and the AHPA Botanical […]

Best practices for incorporating an ATP sanitation monitoring system into an environmental monitoring program

A robust environmental monitoring program typically features three primary components: an ATP sanitation monitoring system for general cleaning efficacy, an allergen monitoring program when allergens are present in the facility, and a pathogen monitoring program to guard against microbial contamination. Below is the initial installment of a two-part series addressing the first two of these […]