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Food Safety

Even with COVID-19 dominating the headlines, Food Safety depends upon rapid, reliable detection of bacterial pathogens. With recalls costing the Food industry $100M per year or more, we’ve rapidly adapted our technology to speed up the clock on certainty and reliability to thwart Salmonella, Listeria and L. mono. Here’s a sampling of the issues driving our innovation.

  • FDA, Mexico COFEPRIS and SENASICA collaborate to enhance food safety

    Recognizing the significant reliance upon imported Food from Mexico, the FDA has taken its New Era of Smarter Food Safety across the border. The FDA will work in with Mexico’s two food safety bodies, the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety, and Quality (SENASICA) to heighten safety protocols. Read more »

  • Food safety is a top issue globally for consumers

    In a new study by Mars Global Food Safety Center, consumers shared that food safety was a top 3 global issue. The study showed that food safety and security were as significant of a concern as climate change and pollution. More here »

  • Canada ups their game on romaine testing requirements

    Now through the end of 2020, all lettuce grown in Salinas is required to be tested for E. coli 0157.H7. This testing, which will likely be conducted at the site of production will lead to an increased cost and potential shipment delays in a highly perishable good. Read the full news »

  • EnviroX-f has earned an AOAC® Performance Tested Methods SM (PTM) Certificate

    PathogenDx today announced that EnviroX-f, an ultra-rapid microarray test designed for food safety, has earned an AOAC® Performance Tested Methods SM (PTM) Certificate from the AOAC Research Institute. EnviroX-f is the world’s first multiplex Salmonella, Listeria spp and LM test in a single production shift without the need for enrichment. Read the full news »

  • Food safety part of United Nation’s FAO COVID-19 relief efforts

    The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is included in a funding package of more than $1.2B for COVID-19 relief and rebuilding efforts. As the world rebuilds, food safety remains at the forefront of a secure food supply. More here »

  • Criminal penalties total more than $17M for Blue Bell Ice Cream

    After years of litigation, the largest ever criminal penalty was handed down on September 17th. “The Department of Justice will take appropriate actions when contaminated food products endanger consumers.” – Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark. Read the full article »

  • Covid-19 outbreak leads to second refusal of imported chicken in China

    China has repeatedly tightened import restrictions in an effort to prevent COVID-19 from entering the country in or on products. On September 13th, OK Foods was notified that, due to the outbreak that infected 234 workers in August, their chicken would be refused. More here »