UK Food Standards Agency report demonstrates risk of Campylobacter contamination in all chilled chickens at retail sale
Stomacher 400 Circulator
Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the use of its Stomacher® technology for the preparation of samples for a UK-wide Campylobacter study. Foodborne Campylobacter makes over 280,000 people ill each year in the UK alone and is one the main bacterial causes of food poisoning globally.
Research settles potential variance in performance of international broiler carcass sampling methods
Worthing, UK – 16th September 2013 – As the world’s leading laboratory paddle blender for food microbiologists, Seward’s Stomacher® 400 Circulator has been used in a recent evaluation of international sampling methods for the microbiological analysis of broiler carcasses after immersion chilling. As a widespread pathogen, Salmonella can cause severe illness in humans. Global poultry industries have therefore deployed and maintained various food safety programmes to ensure that poultry is safe for consumption.
Assessing the Antimicrobial Effectiveness Without the Flavour of Vinegar and Red Wine
Worthing, UK – 28 May 2013 – Seward Ltd’s Stomacher® laboratory paddle blender range has recently been used in a research project to investigate the effectiveness of fish and chip vinegar in preserving fresh catfish fillets using concentrations of vinegar that are effective, but do not over power the flavour1. Stomacher® is often used in preservative evaluations, as it is essential to use an effective benchmark blending process to detect the changes in microorganism recovery that indicate the efficacy of the preservative processes evaluated.