It seems every few months there’s another announcement about a new rapid method to test for pathogens. These developments have food manufacturers talking, but why the growing need for speed when it comes to food pathogen testing? And how do you know which method is right for you?
Faster answers, minimizing impact
The benefits of rapid testing are most obvious when you consider the investigation of a food-borne illness outbreak caused by a pathogen such as Listeria monocytogenes, E.coli O157:H7 or Salmonella. These methods allow investigators to quickly link case strains and screen more samples. They also can accelerate root cause investigations so manufacturers can get to a resolution more quickly. Continue reading