Erin Dreyling, PhD

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USDA Utilizes Atlas System for Rapid Detection of High Salmonella Levels in Beef Lymph Nodes without Enrichment

Posted by Erin Dreyling, PhD on May 27, 2015 5:05:00 PM

Atlas in Action: As technology advances, the development of new tools and new applications will continuebifscoto provide the beef industry practical, implementable solutions. Here is another example of describing a unique application using the Atlas System.

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Salmonella Reduction and pathogen detection in Poultry Makes Headlines

Posted by Erin Dreyling, PhD on May 21, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Recently Frontline and the New York Times both presented pieces highlighting the need to reduce Salmonella exposure from poultry in the United States. The Frontline segment, “The Trouble with Chicken,” discussed the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service’s lack of authority to mandate recalls for contaminated poultry products in the wake of recent outbreaks associated with Foster Farms and Cargill. Similarly, a New York Times piece by Retro Report, “Chasing Outbreaks,” focused on the critical role poultry producers play in ensuring the public’s safety from exposure to Salmonella given that current regulations do not consider the pathogen an adulterant in raw poultry.

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Salmonella Pathogen Detection for the Nut Industry: Top 3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Testing Solution

Posted by Erin Dreyling, PhD on Dec 1, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Peanut_artSalmonella verification testing is an essential food safety measure for the nut industry, but finding a reliable pathogen identification solution that fits with your production needs can be a daunting task. With increasing attention on verification testing, it is essential for nut manufacturers to implement effective HACCP programs that ensure a safe food supply to the consumer. Verification screening with intervention steps to control various pathogens for at-risk foods is a critical component of any company’s HACCP program.

Whether testing products in-house or sending to a third-party laboratory, understanding the test methods being used is important. When evaluating a Salmonella pathogen detection method, there are certain key product features to consider:

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