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CDC Taps Puritan for Custom Norovirus Detection Solution

Feb 1, 2017 10:25:55 AM

When Dr. Jan Vinje was looking for a swab to conduct his work at the CDC, he came to Puritan.

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Topics: Diagnostic, Environmental

Sanitary Food Is Something to Always Be Thankful For

Nov 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Something to think about when you tuck into your Thanksgiving feast: food safety does not begin at home, it begins in the field and farm. 

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Topics: Environmental

Why EnviroMax® and EnviroMax Plus® are Top Surface Sampling Swabs

May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Now more than ever, food business operators and regulators are under pressure to verify the cleaning and sanitation of their facilities. We know because we spend time with our end users in their facilities—to see how you work, listen to what you need, and then design and supply you with products that can help.

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Topics: Environmental

Food Handlers Swabs: How To Choose the Right Swab for Food Safety

Apr 26, 2016 12:51:06 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die every year from foodborne illness. Some of the culprits are disease-causing microbes or pathogens, such as the norovirus, Listeria, Salmonella, and E. coli. Poisonous chemicals and other substances are also guilty of causing foodborne diseases—of which there are more than 250. 

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Topics: Flocked Swabs, Environmental

Learn Proper Food Safety Testing Methods

Jun 22, 2015 9:45:00 AM

In light of the arrival of summer, it's time to talk about food safety and the ways in which it relates to the preparation of meat products. Warmer temperatures go hand in hand with vacations, barbecues, and countless events where food is cooked on the grill. Even when stringent precautions are taken in the handling and preparation of meat, the threat of bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli in our foods is both very real and very dangerous.

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Topics: Environmental

Protect Your Food Processing Facility- Swab for Listeria!

May 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s likely that you’ve heard about outbreaks of Listeria in the news lately. Here at Puritan, it’s our goal to educate our valued customers and readers about the dangers of this bacteria, as well as the illness it causes. With the proper steps, food production facilities can ensure that their equipment and food is free of this dangerous bacteria. 

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Topics: Environmental

How to Swab for Bacterial Contamination in Your Brewery

Sep 17, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Established restaurants and breweries take food safety very seriously. But hobbyist home brewers and new micro brewers may not have access to the food safety testing information they need to ensure they’re brewing clean beer. 

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Topics: Environmental

Food Safety Testing: Which Swabs and Transport Medium Should You Use?

Jul 21, 2014 9:27:00 AM

As we approach the annual IAFP meeting in August, food safety testing is on all of our minds. Food safety best practices dictate that all food production and service companies should establish and abide by a comprehensive environmental sampling program that includes regular swabbing for pathogens

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Topics: Media Transport Systems, Environmental

Specimen Collection in Live Birds: Swabbing for Poultry Diseases

Jun 6, 2014 9:47:00 AM

By: Elaine Seavey Maliff
VP of Territory Sales - South
Puritan Medical Products

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Topics: Puritan, Flocked Swabs, Environmental

Our Environmental Sampling Swabs & The Food Safety Modernization Act

Apr 8, 2014 8:58:00 AM

The Challenge

Even with increased consumer awareness, CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. What can be done to protect us?

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Topics: Puritan, Environmental

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