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USDA FSIS Verification Tests Beef Trimmings E coli O157-H7

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United States USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Verification Testing Program of Beef Trimmings for E. coli O157:H7 with Jim Byron, CEO, Xgenex LLC.

Jim Byron graduated from Boston College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  His career of over 30 years progressed from water treatment and industrial chemicals sales management to biotechnology, food testing systems and food testing laboratories.  In addition to several patent applications in process, Jim has authored several articles for Food Safety Magazine, including articles on Listeria Testing and STEC Testing.
In 2012 Xgenex was formed by a group of biotech executives, food industry insiders and investors appointing Jim Byron as CEO.  Xgenex executives have strong relationships and networks with owners, executives, regulators and decision makers in the food industry.  This network includes academicians and leading consulting organizations.  Xgenex is focused on bringing New Technology and Innovative New Scientific Discoveries to the food industry to advance outdated routines, enhancing results and improving financial performance of food manufacturers and companies working in the food industry.

1. Introduction.
2. What is E. coli O157:H7?
3. Why is it important to screen beef prior to shipment?
4. What is the current technology and process?
5. What is the FSIS?
6. How does the FSIS test beef?
7. What are the challenges?
8. How can the program be improved?
9. Xgenex other products and projects.

Jim Byron
Xgenex LLC.
(484) 356-7283