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What are nitrosamines and why should I care?

post in thermoscientific AnalyteGuru™ Blog by Dr. Paul Humphrey With one massive, global health concern on everyone’s mind these days, it’s easy to forget that other problems haven’t gone away and may even be...

Which came first: the mycotoxin or the egg?

A 2019 study Abdul-Shaheed et al in the International Journal of Poultry Science, has shown that an alarming 88-94% of eggs they tested in Iraq were contaminated with mycotoxins fumonisin and zearalenone. This...

Food safety during a power outage

Power outages may just be the worst thing that can happen to a home during a fierce winter storm. Heating may be knocked out, leaving residents shivering under blankets. Without working lights, the darkest...

Biosecurity Basics for Facilities

  What we used to think of as burdensome, extra steps in the daily conduct of business have now become the primary concerns with being able to work at all amid a global pandemic. Biosecurity has taken...

TRUST your foods are all they should be: Food Adulteration and Authenticity Testing

Complexities in the food and beverage supply chain create significant and, at times, relatively easy opportunities for economically motivated fraudulent activities. These opportunities for fraud may occur...

The real-time revolution!

  ScanStation is a real-time incubator and colony counting station centralizing incubation, detection and counting of up to 300 Petri dishes simultaneously. Real-time bacterial growth From the beginning...

Automatic plater: Ideal for milk payment

easySpiral Pro Milk is an automatic Petri dish plater. It allows for the pipetting of the sample directly from its original container (eg. Test tube, beaker…) before plating. There is no need to transfer...

Cellular and Microbial Growth

Cellular proliferation assays are the workhorse of biological research. With regard to mammalian cells, proliferation is the crux of tissue and organ growth, while uncontrolled growth is the hallmark of cancer...

The Food Safety Zone brings new resources to the frozen food industry

  Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) is a persistent foodborne pathogen. It can survive in cold temperatures and has a habit of thriving in niches in the food production environment, making it hard to...

Food fraud: The adulterated alcohol

  Although there isn’t an accurate number for the death toll from adulterated alcohol poisoning — this figure likely increases every day. “Adulterated alcohol is alcohol that has been distilled using all...

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