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 […]

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 […]

Overview on validation and verification for the food industry

Once a company in the food industry has determined how it’s going to keep its facilities spic and span, there are two steps which must be continuously revisited in order to ensure sanitation procedures don’t fall short: validation and verification.

Verification is often described as making sure sanitation methods are being implemented correctly. Validation, then, […]

Allergen control plans in the food industry: Best practices

Neogen was the sponsor of the very successful Food Safety and Compliance track at this year’s Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif. One of the sessions given, “Allergen Control: The Business Case and Best Practices to Support Your Company,” was presented by Jenna Blumfield, senior food editor for New Hope Network and Neogen’s Market Development […]

Tips from a food industry veteran to minimize recall risk

The 2017 ProFood Tech trade show in Chicago saw a host of food industry experts who gathered to share a wealth of insight and wisdom with one another.

One such figure was Scott Hood, director of global safety and regulatory affairs at General Mills.

Hood spoke at a symposium during the show, where he addressed […]

Comparing the sensitivity of sensors in ATP testing systems

ATP testing has become the standard method for determining the amount of organic residue on food production surfaces after cleaning for sanitation verification. Each ATP testing system uses a chemiluminescent reaction to produce light that is directly proportional to the amount of ATP in the sample. The light is measured by a device called a […]