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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most hygienic of them all?

27 November 2009 | By Dr. John Holah, Head of Food Hygiene, Campden BRI

Whilst we believe that food safety is a major issue in the food industry, it rarely features in the press; hygiene in the healthcare sector, particularly related to the control of healthcare acquired infections (HAI’s), is, however, rarely out of the media. With the media attention focused on healthcare hygiene,…

Neogen Europe introduces a rapid DNA-based test for Campylobacter spp.

6 November 2009 | By Neogen Europe

Neogen Europe Ltd has introduced GeneQuence® Campylobacter, a new DNA hybridization test for the detection of Campylobacter spp. GeneQuence Campylobacter qualitatively detects Campylobacter spp. in whole chicken carcasses following only 48 hours of enrichment in patented Campy-Cefex culture media.

The food & beverage industry is wasting taxpayers’ money and ignoring the wishes of consumers

14 October 2009 | By Huub Lelieveld, Executive Committee, Global Harmonistaion Initiative

Despite the fact that preservation of food is essential to ensure that we have food during winter times, for several decades, consumers and consumer organisations have shown an aversion against the most-applied traditional preservation methods: the addition of chemical preservatives, such as sorbic acid, and the use of heat to…

New Brochure for Colony Counter and Zone Measurement Systems

13 October 2009 | By Synbiosys

Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce the availability of its ProtoCOL 2 series brochure, which details how its automated colony counting and zone measurement range can increase accuracy and productivity in many microbiology applications.

Neogen launches Veratox® for T-2/HT-2 toxins

12 October 2009 | By Neogen Europe

In response to proposed regulation in the European Union, Neogen has improved its Veratox® for T-2 Toxin test kit to simultaneously detect the closely related HT-2 mycotoxin.

New Debris Exclusion Features of Automated Colony Counter Saves Food Manufacturers Money by Rapidly Detecting Hazardous Organisms

4 August 2009 | By Synbiosys

Synbiosis, a world-leading manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL automated colony counter offers new features to exclude food debris from the count. This makes counting faster and more reliable, ensuring microbiologists can easily determine the levels of bacteria or moulds in food earlier, thus avoiding…

Neogen develops immunoaffinity column for deoxynivalenol

11 July 2009 | By Neogen Europe

Neogen Europe Ltd. announced the introduction of a new immunoaffinity column for the analysis of deoxynivalenol (DON, vomitoxin) in a range of foods by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ELISA, GC-MS and other analytical methods.