Early salmonella detection product available
In most cases, perishable foods are packaged and
shipped before test results for pathogens become available. QuikAlert, was
developed as a method of detecting food borne pathogens directly from a food
product before it is packaged or shipped.
Introduced by Zonda Inc., QuikAlert
is able to detect harmful organisms in a matter of
minutes, and may be used to help detect salmonella
With QuikAlert, a swab is used to sample a food product, and after 20
minutes a reagent is added to the tip of the swab. After two minutes, a purple
color on the tip of the swab indicates a positive result designating the
presence of potentially dangerous pathogens.
"We are marketing QuikAlert to a broad range of potential customers in the
worldwide food and beverage industry," said Laurie J. Oleksiewicz, president of
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