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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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10 Cool Things About Working in the Food Industry Only an Insider Would Understand

So you're in the food industry... That must mean your job is all about factories, hairnets, and production lines. Right?  People in the food industry are used to this common assumption. But we know there's much more to food production. Below are some of the cool things about the food industry only an insider would know.   

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Featured Companies  |  Food Safety Education  |  Industry News

Food Safety Profile: Backyard Farms and Their Tomatoes

Here at Sample6, we like to give a shout out to companies that are doing food safety right.  Based out of Madison, Maine, Backyard Farms has food safety as their number one priority, and they won an award for it! They grow fresh tomatoes year round in a 42-acre greenhouse, complete with dynamic quality monitoring systems.

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Food Safety Education  |  Industry News  |  Regulations Explained

FSMA 2016: What's new and what's next

FSMA has been enacted into law for almost 5 years, and is kept up to date with the newest food safety innovations. In September, we talked about new preventative measures for human and animal food. 2016 has begun with creating new legislation in regards to produce production and processing, as well as the finalization of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) that applies to both human and animal food. FSMA continues to define and help implement safe environments for all parts of the food production process!

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