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Test/Release Programs for Pathogen Detection:Food Production

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Test and Release Programs for Pathogen Detection  in Food Production with Dr. John Murray. An academic high achiever with broad commercial experience in the rapid microbiology, diagnostics and biotechnology sector. His scientific credibility is recognised as an industry expert in sample preparation and diagnostic microbiological & pathogen detection assays for food safety, clinical and biodefense applications he honed his business and technical skills during 14 years in commercially focused R&D management and product development and validation. John established and managed the laboratory at Matrix MicroScience Ltd where a portfolio of world class antibody, enzymatic and PCR based diagnostics were developed & validated under his technical guidance.
The PATHATRIX product range became a gold standard diagnostic tool - chosen by Cadbury Schweppes Inc, Kraft Foods, the FDA, USDA clients.
1. Introduction.
2. What is a test and release program for food production?
3. Which technologies would enable food producers to screen food prior to release to the market?
4. What are the benefits of a test and release program?
5. What are the detriments of a test and release program?
6. What was your experience with the Cadbury and Kraft Salmonella screening programs?
7. What was your experience with the USDA and E. coli O157:H7 screening program?
8. What was your experience in the 2006 E. coli spinach outbreak?
9. What was your experience in the 2007 Salmonella peanut butter outbreak?
10.  Which technology was employed in the 2006 and 2007 pathogen outbreak for detection?
11. What is the veracity of the statement that " you cannot test food safe?
John Murray, Ph.D.
Rapid Diagnostics for Food Safety and Clinical IVD
+44 0777 567 1735