Foodborne illness causes an estimated loss of $77 billion annually in the U.S. alone—and the primary cause is pathogens in food products. That’s why testing is vital for the foodservice industry, especially during a public health crisis. 

What are the latest advances in food testing, and how will they ensure a safer and more profitable foodservice industry?

Fluxergy, an Irvine, Calif.-based medical diagnostic test company that has delivered the first multimodal testing system (renowned from bringing one of the first under 1-hour COVID tests to market), is now developing a portable laboratory testing device that can perform testing of microbiological, chemical, and nutritional data in a 15- to 45-minute window. The device’s small footprint and simple workflow make it perfect for on-site detection and operation by minimally trained individuals and can measure multiple parameters at once for more effective food testing.

Fluxergy’s foodservice platform is also able to add testing at the third and final stage of the supply chain: retail. Previously, there were no point-of-use rapid testing platforms for food safety testing that could potentially be used at a restaurant or food processors on a daily basis. 

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