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 […]

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The handbook reviews essential terms and concepts, a recent draft guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the seek-and-destroy approach to monitoring — as well […]