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Living things are always advancing towards a trajectory of death. We spring up, mature and then we die. Foods will eventually decay but there are ways to reduce their deterioration, allowing longer shelf life. Foods deteriorate due to two reasons, (1) food safety problems and (2) food quality problems. Food safety problems involve issues of food contamination with […]

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Microbial analysis is used in the food industry to determine the microbial content of foods and as a verification, measurement to determine the adequacy of cleaning and sanitation. Common tests that you will encounter include the following. Aerobic Plate Count (APC): This test is also called aerobic colony count, standard plate count (SPC) and total […]

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