Numbers are Knowledge

Posted by Lisa Leier-McHugh on Jul 12, 2016 1:31:51 PM

We live every aspect of our lives by numbers. Numbers and calculations rate, rank, grade, condemn and save us every day. This hit home recently when a member of my immediate family was battling multiple myeloma. It was amazing and simultaneously terrifying, the new world of diagnostic numbers he and those close to him were immediately thrown into. New results and benchmark numbers were constantly being compared as my family member tried to understand the meaning of a particular protein value and its relationship to this indicator or that. White count levels and the appropriate number of stem cells that would be needed for a successful transplant became part of everyone’s new daily vernacular. On the day he learned remission was achieved, the group text from the oncologist visit said, “Beta 2-MG = 4 YEAH!” We all knew that the number “4” was a great value, and
he was there.

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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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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 Limits Testing in Poultry

Posted by Lisa Leier-McHugh on Feb 12, 2015 11:10:00 AM

I recently attended the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE). With more than 1,000 exhibitors, hundreds of talks, meetings and posters, there was a tremendous amount of information to process. As with any large gathering associated with any industry, buzz words and catchy phrases were tossed around. Sometimes these words, products or practices catch on and become reality, other times they have a relatively short life and an industry moves on. At IPPE, a very popular buzz word was “Limits Testing.” Okay, that is technically a couple of words, so let’s take it step further by adding Salmonella to the mix to produce a buzz phrase, “Salmonella Limits Testing.” Now we have not only a very hot topic of discussion, but a very real approach to monitoring Salmonella levels in fresh poultry products.

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