Table of Contents 1. The Public Health, Industrial, and Global Significance of Rapid Microbiological Food Testing, J. Hoorfar, S. Cahill, R. Clarke, G. C. Barker, A. Fazil, D. L. F. Wong, and P. C. H. Feng I. ACCELERATED GENERIC TECHNIQUES 2. Strengths and Shortcomings of Advanced Detection Technologies, L.D. Goodridge, P. Fratamico, L. S. Christensen, J. Hoorfar, M. Griffiths, M. Carter, A. K. Bhunia, and R.. O'Kennedy 3. Chromogenic and Accelerated Cultural Methods, Lawrence D. Goodridge and Bledar Bisha 4. Automated and Large-Scale Characterization of Microbial Communities in Food Production, E. Reynisson, K. Rudi, V. P. Marteinsson, J. Nakayama, N. Sakamoto, A. Rasooly, and J. Hoorfar 5. Fast and High-Throughput Molecular Typing Methods, P. I. Fields, C. Fitzgerald, and John R. McQuiston II. CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE SETTING UP RAPID METHODS 6. Sampling, Transport, and Sample Preparation in Emergency Situations and Rapid Response, S. O'Brien, P. Whyte, C. Iversen, and S. Fanning 7. Statistics of Sampling for Microbiological Testing of Foodborne Pathogens, T. Ross, Pina M. Fratamico, L. Jaykus, and M. H. Zwietering 8. Preanalytical Sample Preparation and Analyte Extraction, Peter Rossmanith, Johannes Hedman, Peter Radstrom, Jeffrey Hoorfar, and Martin Wagner 9. Criteria for Choosing the Right Rapid Method, H. Joosten and J. Marugg 10. Your Results Are Your Controls: Inclusion of Critical Test Controls, C. Lofstrom and J. Hoorfar 11. International Validation, Ring Trial, and Standardization of Rapid Methods, S. Qvist 12. Statistical Data Analysis of Results Based on Alternative Detection and Enumeration Methods, M. Greiner, H. Vigre, and I. Gardner III. MEAT PRODUCTION CHAIN 13. Salmonella in Pork, Beef, Poultry, and Egg, B. Malorny, A. Bhunia, H. J. M. Aarts, C. Lofstrom, and J. Hoorfar 14. Yersinia enterocolitica in Pork, M. Fredriksson-Ahomaa, T. Nesbakken, M. Skurnik, S. Thisted Lambertz, J. S. Dickson, J. Hoorfar, and H. Korkeala 15. Campylobacter in Poultry, Pork, and Beef, M. H. Josefsen, C. Carroll, K. Rudi, E. Olsson Engvall, and J. Hoorfar 16. Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Food, R. Stephan, C. Zweifel, P. Fach, S. Morabito, and L. Beutin 17. Rapid Screening of Animal Feeds for Mycotoxins and Salmonella Contaminates, C. Wolf-Hall, H. Zhao, P. Haggblom, and J. Hoorfar IV. DAIRY PRODUCTION CHAIN 18. Listeria monocytogenes in Milk, Cheese, and the Dairy Environment, Anthony D. Hitchins, Kieran N. Jordan, Moez Sanaa, and Martin Wagner 19. Bacillus cereus in Milk and Dairy Production, M. Ehling-Schulz, U. Messelhausser, and P. E. Granum 20. Staphylococcus aureus in the Dairy Chain, M. Wagner, I. Hein, B. Stessl, and M. Ehling-Schulz 21. Cronobacter Species in Powdered Infant Formula, Kieran N. Jordan and Seamus Fanning V. FRESH PRODUCE, SEAFOOD, AND WATER 22. Pathogen Testing in Fresh Produce and Irrigation Water, Charlotte H. Rambo and Suresh D. Pillai 23. Norovirus, Hepatitis A. Virus, and Indicator Microorganisms in Shellfish, Soft Fruits, and Water, Albert Bosch, Sabah Bidawid, Francoise S. Le Guyader, David Lees, and Lee-Ann Jaykus 24. Protozoan Parasites: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Cyclospora, and Toxoplasma, Brent R. Dixon, Ronald Fayer, Monica Santin, Dolores E. Hill, and J. P. Dubey VI. FOOD SERVICE AND CATERING 25. Practical Sampling Plans, Indicator Microorganisms, and Interpretation of Test Results from Trouble-Shooting, J. L. Kornacki 26. Clostridium perfringens in Food Service, Ronald G. Labbe and Kathie Grant 27. Hepatitis A Virus in Ready-To-Eat Foods, Doris H. D'Souza, Kalmia E. Kniel, and Lee-Ann Jaykus VII. CONCLUSIONS 28. Future Trends in Rapid Methods: Where Is the Field Moving, and What Should We Focus On? J. Hoorfar, B. B. Christensen, F. Pagotto, K. Rudi, A. Bhunia, and M. Griffiths
This book provides a new focus on the rapid detection of food-borne pathogens, employing food production chains as a starting point instead of a specific method or various detection technologies. This reference is organized by production chains or contamination scenarios, and offers a unique collection of the newest and most effective detection techniques currently in use in diagnostic laboratories. It discusses application of these often complex methods and aids readers in selecting the most efficient method, finding the necessary resources, and avoiding the most common pitfalls in implementation. It also provides guidelines for faster, more user-friendly, and cost-effective enumeration of pathogens.