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 […]

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 […]

Listeria Right Now™ AOAC-certified for additional surfaces

Neogen’s one-hour Listeria Right Now™ environmental pathogen detection system has been certified by the AOAC for use with samples on three additional surfaces.

Listeria Right Now achieved its original AOAC approval (license number #081802) in August for use with samples obtained from stainless steel and sealed concrete surfaces. The test kit has now also been […]

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The handbook reviews essential terms and concepts, a recent draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the seek-and-destroy approach to monitoring — as well […]

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 […]

Listeria: What food processors need to know

Listeria is a genus of bacteria commonly found in soil and water that has the potential to be found in food processing plants. Contamination with Listeria is one of the biggest food safety concerns that food producers and processors face. When consumed, the pathogenic strain of the bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, causes listeriosis, a potentially serious […]

5 more questions about Listeria Right Now™

Previously we’ve covered the questions we get about the technology behind Listeria Right Now™, our one-hour-long environmental Listeria test that features molecular-level accuracy with no need for enrichment.

In the time since, we’ve talked to more of our customers, and heard more about how they use Listeria Right Now and what kinds of things they […]

Case study: Listeria Right Now lets health food producer bring testing in-house

After a Listeria incident within its facility, a New Zealand-based food producer was looking for a way to better detect Listeria within its environment.

The company, which produces healthy and convenient plant-based meals, chose Neogen’s Listeria Right Now environmental test as the best solution for its needs. Because it does not require an enrichment step, […]

Case study: Dip manufacturer reduces Listeria positive rates to under 0.5% using Listeria Right Now

Listeria, as one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens, poses a risk to consumer health as well as a company’s brand. It’s one of the most persistent food safety concerns faced by the food manufacturing industry today. Because of the lethality of this pathogen, many companies hold product until traditional lab tests determine the product […]

Neogen’s Listeria Right Now™ wins CFIA innovation award

Neogen’s revolutionary Listeria Right Now™ environmental pathogen detection system has won a 2018 CFIA innovation trophy. The CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l’Industrie Agroalimentaire) is an annual agro-food industry supplier fair held in France that showcases the latest developments in food industry technology.

Neogen’s innovative Listeria Right Now test system detects Listeria in environmental samples […]