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Lab robots crucial for end-to-end food safety data systems


Next generation sequencing is beginning to replace traditional DNA methods in food safety testing. As this trend continues, sequencing will no longer be the time intensive process it once was. Laboratories will be limited by how quickly they can prepare samples, not how quickly they can sequence them. Automation will, therefore, play an increasingly critical… Continue Reading

Sam’s Club bakery supplier denies it is endangering consumers

Orange Bakery Inc., whose customers include Whole Foods Market and Sam’s Club, this week denied claims in a federal civil case that allege the company stopped required food safety testing and has been forging third-party certifications for more than a year. The bakery company, based in Irvine, CA, has several facilities across the U.S. It… Continue Reading

Tips to thriving while complying


Despite the industry’s best efforts, foodborne illnesses and food recalls are regular occurrences. These instances are not only dangerous to public health, but also disastrous to business operations and brand reputations. It is clear no one is immune to the problem. Fast food chain Chipotle is the latest company to garner national headlines for six… Continue Reading

New E. Coli Test Reportedly Shows Results in Less Than 24 Hours

The standard methods of detecting the presence of E. coli O157 in meat products use cultures and microbiological assays and can take 48 hours or more to get a result. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on a given product’s shelf life. As a result, according to a recent research report on the food safety testing industry… Continue Reading