Food safety webinar preview: Listeria results in just one hour

Imagine a food processing plant. Operations grind to a halt — there’s been a positive Listeria result. The downtime will be costly, as the team launches into a time-consuming seek-and-destroy and vectoring plan. Each hour that ticks by is one hour of product shelf life.

The story is oft-told. And across the globe, the […]

Food safety: New algorithm could help with environmental monitoring

In a food production or processing plant, the seek-and-destroy method is a technique for finding niches that harbor bacterial pathogens, like the particularly tricky Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). If detected, the contaminated area can be totally cleaned and disinfected, eradicating the pathogen.

It’s an approach to environmental monitoring that has been increasingly encouraged as the […]

Regulatory guidance for Listeria reflects healthy attitude shift

Research has made it clear in recent years that, above many other food safety practices, monitoring the food production environment in a “seek and destroy” approach is the best way to tackle Listeria contamination threats.

In fact, Food Safety Magazine found in a wide-reaching survey that environmental monitoring for Listeria is the “fastest growing […]

Response to Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in frozen vegetables from Hungary

This article comes from Neogen Europe’s Microbiology Insider newsletter, a resource for the latest developments and news in microbiology testing and related technology. See here to read the rest of the latest issue of Microbiology Insider.

Last year, it was announced that frozen corn was the likely source of a widespread Listeria monocytogenes outbreak […]

Food safety: How to start environmental monitoring in restaurants and food service venues

Looking for how to get started with your environmental monitoring program in a restaurant or other food service venue?

The first step can be a risk assessment to guide you to the areas of highest risk at your site. Neogen has developed a guide on which test method is right for you or your supplier […]

Neogen introduces new handbook for environmental Listeria control

In consultation with industry experts, Neogen has published a new handbook — The Process Control for Listeria Handbook — to help facilities fortify their environmental monitoring programs.

The handbook reviews essential terms and concepts, a recent draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the seek-and-destroy approach to monitoring — as well […]

Neogen and Commercial Food Sanitation partner to provide extensive food safety training

To help the food industry meet its food safety goals, Neogen is a longtime participant in the training initiatives of Commercial Food Sanitation (CFS), a global consulting company for the food processing industry.

Neogen employees regularly contribute to CFS’s interactive, hands-on workshops that take place around the world. Neogen also provides allergen and sanitation testing […]

Case studies: United Kingdom-based food companies back AccuPoint Advanced

Once in a while, we like to share the feedback we receive from our customers. We appreciate when customers take time out of their days to let us know that the work we do has value — and makes their jobs easier.

We’ve recently been working with a few United Kingdom-based customers regarding AccuPoint Advanced, […]

Food Safety Magazine says environmental monitoring for Listeria ‘fastest growing category’

In a wide-reaching survey that questioned food processors across the industry, Food Safety Magazine took stock of the ways companies handle their environmental testing for Listeria, saying, “It was clear to us that testing for Listeria was growing faster than perhaps any other microbiological category, and we wanted to find out more.”

Exactly 262 processors […]

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 […]