Neogen at SQF Information Day

This week, Neogen’s Jim Topper presented at the SQF Information Day during this year’s Food Safety Consortium. The event, a gathering for food industry professionals from every link of the supply chain, is an opportunity to share the advantages of third-party certifications in food safety and quality.

In his presentation, Topper shared material from Neogen’s […]

Vectoring — a formal approach to tracking the sources and flow of pathogens in a facility

Pathogenic bacteria can infiltrate a facility from several different sources, including the external environment, people, equipment and raw materials. Once inside, pathogens can become established in harborage areas and carried to food production surfaces through a vector. Liquids, air, people and physical objects, such as carts or tools, are common vectors for pathogen transmission. It’s […]

FSMA and the role of environmental monitoring

Signed into law more than five years ago, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now finalized and will take effect over the next few years. The most comprehensive reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus […]

Environmental monitoring with ATP testing

Environmental monitoring is becoming increasingly important as FSMA finalization and compliance looms closer. One critical aspect of this is testing the cleanliness of the plant environment, thereby assessing the effectiveness of the facility’s cleaning processes. One of the most common tests for cleanliness is that of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a molecule found in […]

Visit Neogen at the upcoming Petfood Forum

Visit Neogen at booth 309 at the upcoming Petfood Forum held April 27-29 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo.

As part of the Safety track of concurrent sessions, participants can also attend Microbial Process Control Solutions for the Petfood Industry, a presentation by Neogen’s own Michael Wendorf MS, MPH. This session […]

Improving hatchery cleanliness through ATP technology

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical compound found in all living cells, including bacteria, food residue, yeast and mold. It is the main component of ATP tests along with bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction that produces light. ATP test systems utilize ATP bioluminescence to determine the cleanliness of surfaces. This is done through a […]

Join Neogen at IPPE for RWA Best Practices

Please stop by and see Neogen at booth 329 in Hall A at the upcoming International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event. From January 27–29, 2015, IPPE brings a rich tradition of expertise, innovation and collaboration which helps improve the industry and we are proud to […]

How do ATP sanitation monitoring systems work?

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) sanitation monitoring systems have evolved into the current “gold standard” for food and beverage production facilities to monitor their sanitation efforts. The science behind the ATP systems stems from the study of fireflies.

In fireflies, two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, combine with the ATP in their cells to produce light. This reaction, […]

Restaurant food safety tops concerns in U.K.

The safety of food served outside of the home is the biggest cause for concern among people in the United Kingdom (U.K.), according to a new report.

About 36 percent of respondents in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker cited “food hygiene” when dining out as their top food safety concern, followed […]

Report: Cleaning crews help manage hospital infection control

What most improves patient care in a hospital most might not be the new piece of million-dollar equipment, but rather the facility’s cleaning staff, according to a recent Scientific American article.

The increased focus on cleaning comes as increasing numbers of infectious agents have become resistant to drugs, such as antibiotics, making infections harder to […]