What: Free Webinar
When: On Demand Until January 14, 2022
How Your Food Safety Program Can Overcome the Challenges of Pathogen Detection
In a world of unpredictable food recalls, having the correct pathogen detection system can provide confidence in a laboratory’s testing abilities, even when it comes to the most challenging matrices such as herbs, spices, and cocoa. PerkinElmer is proud to present an in-depth panel discussion on the challenges within pathogen testing and how the development of the company’s Solus One range helps support food safety. Ask our leading panel of experts to provide their insights on the process of keeping food safe with food testing and environmental monitoring.
During this webinar, learn about:
- The importance of validating specific matrices and how they are beneficial to customers
- How to optimize cost and workflow efficiency in the testing supply chain
- The process by which Solus One helps mitigate pathogen contamination risk, affects your food safety plan, and offers significant operational benefits
- How the ELISA methodology compares to molecular and culture-based assays
Scott Griggs, Director, Food, USA, ALS Global
Scott Griggs is responsible for the ALS food testing laboratories in the USA. ALS is a market leader in food testing with over 50 strategically located food laboratories worldwide. ALS specializes in molecular biology with the latest RT-PCR, ELISA and Maldi-TOF based services. ALS’ rapid pathogen detection systems provide highly efficient assays for the detection of allergens, Salmonella, Listeria or E. coli O157 in food and environmental samples. Scott graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science degree and completed the Pulp and Paper Science Program. Scott has over 40 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry and the testing, inspection and certification industry. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Food Sciences section of the American Council of Independent Laboratories.
Nevin Perera, Research & Development Manager, PerkinElmer
Nevin began his career as a senior scientist with Merck Millipore where he developed novel radiometric and homogeneous time-resolved fluorescence lipid kinase assays as well as chemiluminescent ELISA-based assays for ubiquitin ligases. He also served as an R&D team leader at Mediwatch Plc. where he developed novel lateral flow point-of-care immunoassays for urological markers. In his current role, he and his team have developed a range of ELISA immunoassays including Solus One Salmonella and Solus One Listeria. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) in microbiology, an M.Sc. in toxicology, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Andy Muirhead, Company Microbiologist, Food & Pharmaceutical, ALS UK
After graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) In Biological Sciences, Andy joined the Leeds Regional Public Health Laboratory in 1980, and gained a Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences in 1985. In 1987 he founded and ran an independent Food Contract Laboratory based in Leeds until it was acquired by Eclipse Scientific Limited in 2011. Following the acquisition of Eclipse by ALS, Andy was appointed as the UK Company Microbiologist which involves the provision of technical assistance, training and consultancy services to both ALS colleagues and clients. In 2016 Andy won the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) Trainer of the Year award.
Barbara VanRenterghem, Ph.D., Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine