Researchers at Michigan State University are working on a rapid testing cell phone method to detect bacteria on poultry that causes human illnesses such as infections from Salmonella and Campylobacter.

Led by Evangelyn Alocilja, a professor in the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, the research team’s work is
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A quarterly report from the FDA shows contamination in some domestic and imported herbs and guacamole.

Such special testing programs by the FDA are ongoing for a variety of foods, including romaine lettuce.

No conclusions can be drawn at this time, according to the report from the Food and Drug
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Researchers at two universities have made advancements in E. coli testing technology, with one of them having received a patent.

At Kansas State University a new digital approach to a tried and true testing method has become a reality. At Purdue University scientists are using bioluminescence to speed confirmation testing.
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Editor’s note: This is part of a series on food safety costs for businesses. The series is sponsored by CERTUS Food Safety. This piece explores considerations when choosing a pathogen testing program. 

It’s pretty simple – food compromises are bad for business, says Chief Scientific Officer Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., CFS
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Federal officials are collecting 2,000 samples of frozen berries produced in and imported to the United States as part of an effort to develop preventive controls against pathogens such as hepatitis A and norovirus.

The two viruses caused outbreaks in recent years that sickened hundreds of people across the United
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