Read the comparison study of the 3M™ Molecular Detection System to traditional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology using the new STEC and Salmonella assay.
Read how modern LAMP-bioluminesent technology can offer food safety testing labs simplicity, ease of use, and cost effectiveness. This third-party study, conducted at an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory, was to compare the 3M Molecular Detection System for the detection of STEC and Salmonella (MLG 4.10 method*) in beef and poultry matrices. The comparison also included STEC Gene Screen (stx and eae) method for STEC detection in beef and poultry matrices - MLG (5C.00 gene screen method*). *References are listed in study.
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Managing Food Safety Contamination Risks in Meat Processing
An Overview of Challenges & Solutions
With the global meat industry forecasting a growth rate of 7%* for processed meat consumption, manufacturers are doing everything they can to keep up and still maintain a high level of food safety. This rapid expansion has resulted in larger volumes of these foods passing through individual processing facilities, so managing the various contamination risks is absolutely critical to the safety of every product.
In this white paper, we cover some of the most essential safety considerations meat processing companies need to be aware of while planning out new facility layouts or implementing safe practices in existing ones:
Key contamination challenges
10 principles for designing a sanitary environment
How to leverage an environmental monitoring program
Spotlight on Microorganisms Testing for the Meat Industry
Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative, coliform bacteria that is one of the most common species found in human digestive systems. Certain types of E. coli bacteria are known to cause severe food poisoning upon consumption of contaminated food. One of these, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), produce a potent toxin called Shiga toxin (Stx). The most common STEC serotype, O157:H7, causes more than 75% of E. coli infections worldwide.
Listeria monocytogenes, a Gram-positive bacterium, is often found in moist conditions, including soil, surface water and decaying vegetation. Listeria monocytogenes is the most infamous of the 17 known species in the Listeria genus.
Salmonella is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that is one of several organisms in the Enterobacteriaceae family. Salmonella is the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illness today, making it one of the most important tests for food processors.