Did you know that contaminated food is the primary cause of many diseases? The World Health Organization estimates suggest that food adulteration also causes a staggering number of deaths (nearly 1.8 million) annually. Despite stricter regulations and a variety of food safety programs being implemented globally, the poultry industry faces two critical challenges: maintaining high quality standards and minimizing the risk of pathogens. The presence of key pathogen in product batches can lead to product recalls, impacting brand reputation and causing severe losses.
For food companies, specifically poultry businesses, accurate testing procedures that are quick and effective can help control contamination levels and ensure quality and consistency. Consumers are counting on companies that have these high standards.
The early detection and identification of the presence of contaminant microorganisms, with rapid pathogen testing methods, is crucial. It not only helps avoid pathogen-carrying products from reaching the market but also prevents quality or productivity roadblocks in the product development process.