Reducing risk with rapid detection
When harmful bacteria are found in food products, things can quickly spin out of control for processors. A white paper recently released by the Food Science Institute at Kansas State University details the shutdown of a facility in Wheeling, IL leased and operated by a specialty food manufacturer. According to the report, the company experienced two food pathogen-related events (Listeria monocytogenes in its products), resulting in voluntary product recalls in May 2014. Only two months later, the company terminated its lease for the facility, surrendered the property to the owner and laid off all the remaining staff.
Check out this great article by Food Engineering that explores methods and technologies including Sample6 for Listeria detection.