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Industry Products 60 kV/cm field strength with power levels from 150 kW to 750 kW. Providing full control over pulse and frequency, PEF systems use less energy than conventional pasteurization methods, claims the firm. Diversified Technologies, Inc. +1 781.275.9444 Bedford,MA PCR-based (polymerase chain reaction) tool, to quickly and accurately determine the presence or absence of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in drag swab samples taken from production lines by directly zeroing in on the pathogen’s DNA. Compared to conventional, culture-based methods of detection, the kit reduces the time to results to 27 hours versus 72 hours – roughly 10 times faster for egg samples, and three times faster for environmental drag swab samples. This kit accurately differentiates SE from other serogroup D1 Salmonella to which SE belongs. “We appreciate the work of Life Technologies to develop testing methods and tools that will provide egg farmers with rapid, reliable test results so that eggs are not withheld from the market even one day longer than necessary,” said Gene Gregory, president and CEO of United Egg Producers. Preventing rather than simply responding to SE contaminations has become the prime focal point for the egg and poultry industries, which must now conform to stricter federal regulations outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Congress passed the FSMA in December 2010 in an effort to curtail the number of high-profile food pathogen outbreaks, the most recent of which sickened at least 2,000 people and prompted the recall of more than 500 billion eggs in the summer of 2010, according to the Associated Press. Life Technologies developed the Applied Biosystems TaqMan® Diversified Technologies, Inc. Diversified Technologies’ Pasteurization System Eliminates Use of Heat and Chemicals Life Technologies Receives the First and Only PCR-based FDA Method Equivalency for Salmonella Enteritidis in Poultry Eggs and Environmental Samples L A highly effective pasteurization system that employs PEF (pulsed electric field) technology and does not alter the flavor of liquefied food products is available from Diversified Technologies, Inc. of Bedford, MA. Diversified Technologies’ PEF Pasteurization System achieves a >5 log bacteria kill without heat or chemicals and is suitable for juices, yogurt, and other foods that can be pumped. Pasteurizing the liquefied food product in a chamber by employing brief pulses of very high voltage, this system does not alter the flavor or consistency of the foods and juices. Custom engineered to process from 50 l/h up to 10,000 l/h throughput, Diversified Technologies’ PEF Pasteurization System generates electrical pulses at up to ife Technologies Corporation has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended its recent method equivalency finding of the Applied Biosystems TaqMan® Salmonella Enteritidis Detection Kit to test poultry eggs for additional use on environmental samples at production houses where the breakfast staple is handled and packaged. The kit had previously received interim approval for environmental sample testing by the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which governs safety standards at poultry houses that produce animals destined for dinner tables around the world. This equivalency finding gives Life Technologies regulatory approvals for testing SE in egg and poultry houses. The latest government findings now provide egg producers and the poultry industry the market’s only 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. 338 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS | JUNE 2012

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Food Protection Trends - June 2012
Sustaining Members
Food for Thought from Your President
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Assessment of Food Safety Knowledge and Attitudes of Managers of Residential Childcare Institutions (RCCI) in the Northeast
International Food Information Council Foundation Food and Health Survey, 2006–2010, Food Safety: A Web-enabled Survey
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Food Protection Trends - June 2012