Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, will announce the “Microbiology Pathway: From Sample to Decision,” a new efficiency-focused process to expedite the detection of foodborne bacterial contamination at the 2012 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Meeting. As part of the event, bioMérieux will host its 11th Annual Scientific Symposium, featuring a panel discussion titled: “Increasing the Efficiency of Producing, Monitoring and Distributing Foods – How Your Microbiology Testing Program Can Help,” on Tuesday, July 24, at the Westin Providence Hotel at 7:00 p.m. The panel is part of bioMérieux’s focus on the newest advancements in microbiology solutions and services for the food industry, which will be featured at bioMérieux booth #619.
“Microbiology Pathway: From Sample to Decision” will be exhibited on the show floor, and is a comprehensive approach to enhancing the safety of food products through laboratory automation, LEAN best practices, and continuous improvement. The elements of the microbiology pathway comprise of media and sample preparation, enumeration, pathogen detection and confirmation. Automating the testing process combines speed, reliability and sensitivity for faster product release and improves plant response time when problems arise.
The Symposium keynote speaker, Michael C. Robach, is Vice President of Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Cargill, Inc. He joined Cargill in 2004 to lead the company’s global food safety and regulatory programs. In this role, he leads Cargill’s corporate efforts across food protection and security, quality assurance, animal health and regulatory compliance.
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the following: how faster micro results can contribute to safer foods, how the validity of the micro results are only as good as the validity of the sampling plans and specifications, cost benefits of holding food products when a test and hold program is in place, and the expectations of certificates of analysis and audit certification.
Additional speakers include:
The panel will be moderated by Michael Brodsky, President of Brodsky Consultants.
For more information or to register, please visit the bioMérieux IAFP 2012 website.
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Advancing Diagnostics to Improve Public Health
A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 45 years, bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 40 subsidiaries and a large network of distributors. In 2011, revenues reached €1.427 billion with 87% of sales outside of France.
bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software) which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. Its products are used for diagnosing infectious diseases and providing high medical value results for cancer screening and monitoring and cardiovascular emergencies. They are also used for detecting microorganisms in agri-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Additional information can be found at http://www.bioMérieux-usa.com.