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Food Safety  |  Food Safety Fun

Food Safety Best Practices + A FREE Holiday Recipe Card

Here at Sample6, we know the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. Which is why we want to make sure everyone is practicing safe baking when preparing holiday food! Follow along in the below steps for four easy food safety baking tips.

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DETECT  |  Food Safety Testing  |  Sample6

How to Perform Quality Food Safety Testing In-shift

why is in-shift data important? Right now, food processors don’t have the ability to properly respond in shift because they don’t receive the data until the next day or later if they’re using traditional test methods. Therefore your corrective actions are lagging the incident by 24-48 hours. Why is this important? A “hot spot” may migrate in the normal course of producing food due to a variety of factors such as foot traffic, product flow, sanitation (that isn’t seeking out to clean this particular hotspot) etc.

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Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News

Sample6 announces the initiation of a multi-center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA

The CRADA is with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Center for Veterinary Medicine, and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center CAMBRIDGE, July 21, 2016:  Synthetic biology and food safety innovator Sample6 today announced the initiation of a multi-center Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC).

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Food Safety Testing  |  Industry News  |  Listeria

Sample6 Awarded First Patent for Application of Groundbreaking Phage Engineering Technology to Food Safety

Company Leads Innovation to Enable Preventative Food Safety – Stop Recalls Before They Happen CAMBRIDGE, July 14, 2016:  Synthetic Biology and Food safety innovator Sample6 today announced that it was granted a new patent enabling extremely rapid and sensitive bacterial detection for the genus Listeria through the use of the proprietary phage-based luminescence assay.

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Bacteria  |  Food Safety Education  |  Industry News  |  Listeria

Protecting Yourself Against Listeria: A Refresher Course

It seems like in recent months and weeks, you just can't seem to escape the news of some type of food recall or without hearing about an outbreak of food contamination at a local restaurant. The CDC has been working with the USDA, FDA, and state/local public health officials to investigate these recent outbreaks caused by Listeria monocytogenes. So, how can you protect yourself from Listeria? Let's first start with the basics. 

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Food Safety Culture  |  Food Safety Education  |  Sample6

Overview of Food Safety Routine Testing

Routine testing in regards to microbiological food safety is monitored by the Food Safety Inspection Services (FSIS). Monitoring can be done to a variety of aspects of the food safety plant and with a variety of techniques and machinery. With that said, there are general guidelines and steps that the FSIS recommends with safety sampling. We also looked into food safety testing around the world and if it varied greatly between the US, Europe and Asia.

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