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Industry Products The µDrop Plate has been designed for use with the Thermo Scientific Multiskan GO UV/Vis microplate and cuvette spectrophotometer, as well as the Thermo Scientific Varioskan Flash spectral scanning multimode reader. This extends their capabilities to include micro-scale absorbance measurements. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. +1 800.766.7000 Pittsburgh, PA and C. coli produce flat to convex, dark salmon colonies, 1.0–2.0 mm in diameter with and without a clear ring whereas, C. lari colonies are beige to off white, 1.0–2.0 mm in diameter with a clear ring. If the plates are handled according to the directions in the use protocol, no swarming of the Campylobacter strains occurs. Inclusivity was 100% after testing 92 C. jejuni and C. coli strains. Besides having a differential system using a chromogenic substrate, CCPM possess a unique selectivity with a 98% exclusivity for 96 organisms tested. The vast majority of the enterics and most Gram negatives, Gram positives, and yeast do not grow. Therefore, CCPM with its chromogenic detection of the C-2 esterase activity produced by C. jejuni and C. coli coupled with an enhanced inhibition system will substantially improve the isolation of C. jejuni/C. coli compared with traditional plating media by reducing the false positives and false negatives. CCPM is available either in powdered form with a supplement or as ready-to-use prepared plates. R & F® Products, Inc. +1 630.969.5300 Downers Grove, IL Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New µDrop Plate for Low-volume Measurements T hermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced the new Thermo Scientific µDrop Plate for the quick and easy measurement of samples down to 2 µL. The µDrop™ Plate provides a straightforward way of analyzing up to 16 microliter-scale samples simultaneously. The fixed light path of the plate allows direct calculation of nucleic acid concentrations of the samples. Furthermore, users can detect dsDNA from a few micrograms to a few milligrams per milliliter, without needing to perform any dilutions. These characteristics make the µDrop Plate an ideal tool for photometric DNA or RNA quantitation and purity analysis. Samples are easily pipetted onto the µDrop Plate using a single- or eight-channel pipette. The plate is easily wiped clean, making it convenient for serial measurements. Additionally, the µDrop Plate is equipped with a cuvette slot, enabling endpoint, spectral and kinetic measurements in a standard rectangular cuvette. R & F® Products New Campylobacter jejuni/C. coli Chromogenic Plating Medium R & F® Products launches the first true chromogenic plating medium for the isolation of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli from foods, environmental and clinical sources. In 2007, the U. S. Food Safety and Inspection Service microbiological baseline data for Campylobacter for poultry should be based on the two species causing the majority of human illness, namely C. jejuni and C. coli. Consequently, a plating medium that can differentiate these two campylobacters from other organisms would be of a great benefit over other plating media. R & F® Campylobacter jejuni/ C. coli Chromogenic Plating Medium (CCPM) incorporates a patented chromogenic substrate (PCT/EP 2010/056212) from Biosynth® AG that detects the C-2 esterase produced by C. jejuni and C. coli but not Campylobacter lari. After incubation at 41–42°C for 42–48 hours under microaerophilic conditions, C. jejuni 3M and Kraft Foods Collaborate for New Procedural Innovation 3 M Food Safety is pleased to announce a new test called the Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria. This procedure enumerates lactic acid bacteria in Be sure to mention, “I read about it in Food Protection Trends”! The publishers do not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the factual accuracy of the products or descriptions herein, nor do they so warrant any views or opinions offered by the manufacturer of said articles and products. 860 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS | DECEMBER 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - December 2011

Food Protection Trends - December 2011
Table of Contents
Sustaining Members
Food for Thought from Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
Cooling Practices Used in School Foodservice
HACCP Cost Analysis in Retail Food Establishments
Executive Board Meeting Topics
Highlights of IAFP’s Asia Pacific Symposium on Food Safety
IAFP 2012 Award Nominations
IAFP Committee, PDG, and Affiliate Council Mission Statements
New Members
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Industry Products
Coming Events
Advertising Index
Index to Volume 31
Journal of Food Protection Table of Contents
Membership Application

Food Protection Trends - December 2011