Food safety and testing

In addition to up-to-date food information methods, a vast variety of biological methods and those of molecular biology, such as biosensors, enzyme sensors, immune sensors, and DNS-bases methods, are also gaining ground.In addition to up-to-date food information methods, a vast variety of biological methods and those of molecular biology, such as biosensors, enzyme sensors, immune sensors, and DNS-bases methods, are also gaining ground.

Food safety and testing

Any raw agricultural product or prepared food can be contaminated and might possibly affect human health. Contamination may occur during preparation, cooking, serving, and storage.


To control food safety, chemical advances include rapid test methods enabling the detection of microbial food contaminants and the control of food-borne epidemics. Illnesses caused by the most common food-borne pathogens were reduced by 20% from 1997 to 1999 in the USA.

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Microbiological fast tests are not only able to indicate virulent germs or mould contamination, they can also be used to check the origin, components, and colouring and flavouring agents of foodstuff.