Tag Archives: Campylobacter

Approval for rapid diagnostic for foodborne pathogen has ramifications for healthcare

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A Philadelphia life science startup with a pocket-sized diagnostic assay for detecting foodborne pathogens has received accreditation from the Association of Analytical Communities for a test for bacteria most commonly found in chickens — Campylobacter, according to a company statement. The test has ramifications not only for reducing healthcare costs, but also for how healthcare Read More

Invisible Sentinel Awarded AOAC Approval for Its Veriflow™ Campylobacter Assay

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PHILADELPHIA, PA, Nov 5, 2012 – Invisible Sentinel Inc., a life sciences company that develops rapid diagnostics for the detection of foodborne pathogens, announced today that its first-in-class rapid diagnostic for the detection of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in poultry received Performance Tested Methods(SM) accreditation from the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC). The AOAC is a Read More

Campylobacter in Skinless, Boneless Chicken

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A study published in BMC Microbiology has looked at the prevalence of Campylobacter in skinless, boneless chicken breasts, tenderloins, and thighs. The meat was purchased in food stores in Alabama from 2005 to 2011. Campylobacter bacteria was found in 41% of the meat samples. This study reinforces the fact that consumers should avoid cross-contamination with raw poultry and should Read More

New Standards for Reducing Pathogens in Poultry

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Trying to cut the risk of foodborne illnesses caused by contaminated raw poultry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced stricter standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in young chickens and turkey. The new baseline standards take effect in July. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) estimates that two years of enforcing the Read More

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