Take a look back at some of our top blog posts from 2014 related to food pathogen detection and more.
Low moisture foods and Salmonella
Due to their low water content, one would expect that products such as spices, nuts, cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate are naturally safe and devoid of bacteria. But several product recalls in the past few years have demonstrated that this is not the case. Most of the recalls have been associated with Salmonella contamination. Read More
Five interesting facts about E. coli
E. coli has been associated with a number of food borne outbreaks in the United States and remains a costly safety concern for the food industry. But did you know... Read More
Corn meal and food pathogen testing
Corn meal has been a staple of the American diet since before the pilgrims set foot in the new world. They adopted it from Native Americans, who had been eating it for thousands of years. The pilgrims would ground it into a porridge known as “samp.” Read More
Salmonella pathogen detection for the nut industry
Salmonella 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. Read More
Why is New Jersey called the "Garden State"?
While sitting at a red light yesterday, my mind wandered, and became philosophical about the New Jersey license plate on the car in front of me. On the top of the license is a proud declaration of our state “New Jersey” and on the bottom of the license plate is New Jersey’s nickname “Garden State.” Admittedly, I was born and raised in New Jersey and have spent a majority of my life here, but have never given too much thought to the nickname. Read More