Foodborne Pathogens

foodborne pathogens

Bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli are common causes of illness, sometimes called food poisoning. These foodborne pathogens are spread through many foods, causing health problems for millions of people in the United States and around the world every year. As a food producer or a testing lab, you have the challenge of keeping these unhealthy bacteria out of products and preventing cross-contamination.

Where Do Foodborne Pathogens Live?

Although foodborne illnesses are generally associated with chicken, beef and eggs, we know that pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli can also be found in many other foods like:

  • Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Spices
  • Shrimp
  • Chocolate

Food prepared on surfaces that previously were in contact with contaminated food can become contaminated with the bacteria. Infected humans or animals can also spread the disease. There have been some significant safety incidents, which attract a lot of media attention and decrease consumer confidence in the global food supply. We know that you want to produce healthy food and ingredients, and your company views safety as a top priority--we can help you prove it.

You supply the food. We’ll supply the confidence.

You have to navigate through complex regulations and high expectations, whether you're a grower, processor or importer. Given the challenges you already face, we believe your tests should be simple. Our DNAble® technology was developed with your needs in mind, and provides rapid, user-friendly, cost-efficient DNA detection. DNAble delivers decisive results with a specificity comparable to PCR, but without the need for costly, complicated lab equipment.

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