THE NEMIS EXPERT CORNER
As the world’s populationis growing rapidly and living standards are rising, food production will have to double by 2050. While an estimated 1.4 billion pathogendetection tests are conducted every year, the food industry is aware that current testing practice and technologies are lagging behind the challenge.Food safety is no longer a matter of simply testing, but a matter of smart testing. Only when paired with a comprehensive understanding for specific microbiological challenges, the potential of cutting-edge technologiescan be maximized.
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The 3 Most Popular Misconceptions
about Environmental Monitoring
The first misconception about environmental monitoring is the idea that if there is a pathogenic organism in the environment, you are going to find it by testing for it. That is simply not the case. Finding an organism in a factory is like trying to find one particular star in the whole universe. It is even more difficult because you do not have a telescope that allows you to spot where these particular stars (microorganisms) are as they are invisible to the naked eye. You might get around to sampling one percent of your factory environment within a whole year, but you will never be able to afford the time or the resources to swab every last corner. Continue reading…