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Current Method vs. LexaGene Food Safety Testing

Current food pathogen detection relies on taking samples at the food processing plant and shipping them to a Food Contract Lab (FCLs) where highly skilled scientists place the samples in a rich broth to allow any existing pathogens to increase in number.  After 24–48+ hours of growth, the samples are analyzed using molecular methods, and results are returned 24 – 48 hrs after they were collected. This time delay has a significant impact on quality and product delivery.

LexaGene’s fast on-site processing will empower food processors to clear their food products for direct delivery to the consumer rather than shipping their products to a storage center where they must wait days until negative results clear the products for shipment to consumers.

LexaGene’s on-site rapid analysis would assist with:

  • Clearing product for direct delivery to stores rather than first sending product to a storage facility to await culture-based methods to clear the product for delivery
  • Eliminating the need to pay storage costs for goods while awaiting results
  • Eliminating revenue loss from shorter shelf life of food products
  • Reducing overall cost and time of getting food products to market
  • Providing a quantitative measurement of contamination rather than qualitative measurement
  • Continually monitor the level of indicator species to verify effectiveness of cleaning processes