Food Safety...it's about the whole family
Pet food manufacturers come in all shapes and sizes and may be impacted differently by the new FSMA rules. But many in the pet food industry have the same basic need: an accurate pathogen test that provides the fastest turnaround time possible. Pathogen testing methods that are best suited to the pet food industry are those that have demonstrated accurate, timely results in challenging matrices, such as environmental surfaces and dry kibble.
What matters most when it comes to pet food pathogen testing?
For manufacturers holding product until pathogen test results are generated, turnaround time is critical to operations. Limited warehouse space and client needs drive many manufacturers to get product out the door as soon as possible.
When testing finished product and product-contact surfaces, accuracy is critical. Pet food pathogen testing can be challenging due to the presence of non-pathogenic “background” bacteria that can interfere with the pathogen test causing a false positive or inhibitors that can cause a false negative.
Standardized Testing across Products
Many pet food companies manufacture a wide variety of products to meet ever growing (and diversifying) customer needs. A diverse product portfolio requires companies to manage the safety of different types of products, each with their own potential challenges.
Roka Bioscience has solutions for pet food testing
The Atlas System from Roka Bioscience provides the pet food industry with highly accurate tests with a faster turnaround time. Through automation and advanced molecular technology, you can have high confidence in a faster, actionable result for lot release and quality control decisions.
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ABOUT ROKA BIOSCIENCE
Delivering the power of molecular testing
Roka Bioscience is dedicated to developing rapid, highly accurate molecular assays and instrument systems for the Food Safety Industry. The Atlas® System represents a new tier of molecular rapid pathogen testing, offering automation and technology that bring true walk-away convenience and workflow advantages to the laboratory.
Roka is focused on creating novel testing solutions that help manufacturers mitigate risks, protect their brands, and meet the increasing testing demands now and for years to come.