Jim Dolan

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Potential Foodborne Illnesses in the Movies

Posted by Jim Dolan on Oct 29, 2015 12:16:27 PM

Food poisoning has played a role in a number of films throughout the years. Leslie Neilson’s character in Airplane investigates what’s making everyone on the plane sick (Did you eat the steak or the fish?). And who can forget the food poisoning scene in Bridesmaids. Even in the animated fairytale world of Disney, Snow White eats a poison apple.

But maybe some other films have had incidents of food poisoning that have been overlooked. Let’s take a look at a few and how they might have been prevented with proper food safety steps.

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IAFP 2015 Portland Recap - Put a Bird on It

Posted by Jim Dolan on Aug 4, 2015 4:37:02 PM

First, we would like to congratulate the entire IAFP 2015 team on hosting yet another fantastic meeting. Every year IAFP continues to deliver outstanding content in both sessions and posters, as well as providing a showcase for the most recent innovations in our industry. 

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Come visit Roka Bioscience at IAFP 2015

Posted by Jim Dolan on Jul 17, 2015 9:22:00 AM

We're excited about the upcoming IAFP annual meeting in Portland. Not only does Roka have a number of exciting events and programs scheduled at IAFP, but we can't wait to check out Portland and the surrounding area.  

IAFP is a great opportunity to connect with people committed to food safety. Once again there's a tremendous amount of presentations and workshops to choose from. 

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Salmonella Limits Testing in Poultry Webinar: Farm to Fork

Posted by Jim Dolan on Jun 16, 2015 11:20:24 AM

Join us for an exciting webinar that will provide a step-by-step review of the current state of the Poultry industry, the technology, as well as the practical application that is making real differences in the final product safety and is meeting new performance standards.

 What You'll Learn:

  • Integration of Salmonella Limits Testing in Ground Product: A Practical Example
  • State of the Poultry Industry: Meeting the New Performance Standards
  • What is Limits Testing?: A Technical Overview

At Roka Bioscience we are proud to have partnered with the poultry industry to develop and implement a novel, semi-quantitative approach to Salmonella pathogen detection which provides rapid detection of poultry lots with high concentrations of Salmonella.  For more information about Salmonella Limits please see our eBook,Limits Testing in Poultry

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Atlas in Action: Researchers Utilize Atlas System to Identify Salmonella from Texas Beef Cattle Feedlots In Order to Design Food Safety Interventions for Beef.

Posted by Jim Dolan on May 5, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Roka is committed to partnering with the Food Industry to enable the progress of food safety science to meet both current and future demands. Below is an example of how the Atlas System can be incorporated for not only just routine testing but in the development of applicable new tools and strategies to enable these types of practical solutions from concept to market.

Research recently presented by a team of scientists in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) reported the presence and identification of differing serotypes of Salmonella enterica recovered from Texas beef cattle feedlots. The team included Matthew Taylor, Ph.D. (Project Leader), Jason Gill, Ph.D., Ashley N. Arnold, Ph.D., Kerri B. Gehring, Ph.D., Jeffrey W. Savell, Ph.D., and Miss Yicheng Xie, Graduate Research Assistant.

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Food Pathogen Detection and more: Our Top 5 Blogs of 2014

Posted by Jim Dolan on Jan 5, 2015 3:37:00 PM

Take a look back at some of our top blog posts from 2014 related to food pathogen detection and more.


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Where We're At: Roka Bioscience's November Presentations

Posted by Jim Dolan on Oct 29, 2014 9:31:00 AM

Here's a summary of our upcoming presentations. Whether it be strategies when choosing a pathogen detection system, how to improve accuracy of results, or the ROI food safety investements, we have a presentation for you. And if you're unable to attend any of these, you can still get the presentation. Just sign up and we'll email you a copy once it's presented.


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Roka Web Learning Series: Maximizing Contract Laboratory Productivity

Posted by Jim Dolan on Sep 30, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Using Automation to Enable Lean Workflow and Six Sigma in the Third-Party Laboratory 

As pathogen testing increases, third-party laboratories are looking for long-term business solutions that enable growth while maintaining the quality of result their customers expect. By applying the right automation, laboratories can incorporate lean work-flow methodologies which, in turn, increase productivity, efficiency, and quality. 

Check out this brief video, Introduction to Lean Six Sigma, describing what lean is and is not (first of a three-part series) by Maureen Harte, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. 


Click here to view the video

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Roka Bio IAFP 2014 Recap

Posted by Jim Dolan on Aug 12, 2014 2:44:00 PM

We hope everyone who attended the IAFP annual meeting in Indianapolis found it as informative and collaborative as we at Roka Bioscience did. What a great opportunity to meet with so many people who are committed to food safety.

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Roka Bioscience CEO and President’s speech at NASDAQ Closing Bell

Posted by Jim Dolan on Jul 29, 2014 11:08:00 AM

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Roka Bioscience visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square, where Roka’s CEO and President, Paul Thomas, rang the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell. The following is the transcript from Paul’s speech at the event.

Thank you, it is a true honor and privilege for Roka Bioscience to be here today for the closing bell of the NASDAQ!

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