Advancements In Rapid Testing
Innovative technologies designed to safeguard products via sophisticated analyses yield immediate results bringing new levels of efficiency to food-safety programs.
Food processing companies face a number of challenges in continuing to supply products that maintain an excellent level of food safety. New government standards, increased consumer awareness, a more globally competitive business environment, and emerging pathogens all create additional hurdles to the efficient processing and distribution of safe products. Previous methodologies that rely on one or two days of enrichment to provide results before product can be released are not able to provide adequate turn around time for today’s processing environment. Between no-tolerance policies for certain pathogens, requirements of HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control point) plans and end-customer documentation requirements, it is critical to know as soon as possible when problems arise. Fortunately, many rapid and/or automated procedures have been devised to alleviate these burdens.