Are your safety practices keeping up? Read our white paper authored by Matthew Taylor, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Food Microbiology, Texas A&M University of Animal Science, to learn about key contamination challenges facing the industry.
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Food safety expert, Matthew Taylor, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Food Microbiology, Texas A&M University of Animal Science, has partnered with 3M to discuss contamination risks for meat processors. Read about the most essential safety considerations meat processing companies need to be aware of while planning out new facility layouts or implementing safe practices in existing ones:
Read the comparison study of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System to traditional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology using the new STEC and Salmonella assay.
Read how modern LAMP-bioluminesent technology can offer food safety testing labs simplicity, ease of use, and cost effectiveness. This third-party study, conducted at an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, was to compare the 3M Molecular Detection System for the detection of STEC and Salmonella (MLG 4.10 method*) in beef and poultry matrices. The comparison also included STEC Gene Screen (stx and eae) method for STEC detection in beef and poultry matrices - MLG (5C.00 gene screen method*).
*References are listed in study.
Developed in partnership with Cornell University and other industry experts, this handbook provides guidance on building and implementing a holistic environmental monitoring program.
Learn about proper testing after cleaning and sanitation is done with Dr. Martin Wiedmann’s 5-part environmental monitoring webinar series.
Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, coliform bacteria that is one of the most common species found in human digestive systems. Certain types of E. coli bacteria are known to cause severe food poisoning upon consumption of contaminated food. One of these, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), produce a potent toxin called Shiga toxin (Stx). The most common STEC serotype, O157:H7, causes more than 75% of E. coli infections worldwide.
Listeria monocytogenes, a Gram-positive bacterium, is often found in moist conditions, including soil, surface water and decaying vegetation. Listeria monocytogenes is the most infamous of the 17 known species in the Listeria genus.
Salmonella is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that is one of several organisms in the Enterobacteriaceae family. Salmonella is the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illness today, making it one of the most important tests for food processors.