Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control

Tobacco is taking a hit in both US and EU markets as governments move to increase regulations. First, the US Food and Drug Administration came out with a potential plan to dramatically reduce the nicotine level of cigarettes.  Four months later, the EU announced new track-and-trace regulations for European tobacco manufacturers in an effort to … Continue reading “Matching Food, Beverage, and Tobacco with Quality Autoclaves for Reliable Quality Control”

Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers

Although regulations and standards for cosmetic manufacturing in the US are often characterized as sparse, FDA statistics have confirmed for many years that this is one of the safest product categories Americans regularly use. Why? Because reputable cosmetic manufacturers—whether they make shampoo, lipstick, or deodorant—always confirm product safety before hitting the market, and conduct regular … Continue reading “Cost-Effective Safety Testing and Quality Control for Cosmetic Manufacturers”

University Microbiology Research Fights Unseen Battles

From Chagas disease to antibiotic resistant bacteria, Priorclave’s customers are doing important research in modern disease. Battling Antibiotic Resistance at the DNA Level The Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck, University of London—in partnership with the University College London—were the first group to examine the entire structure of Tral, a relaxase protein. Relaxase … Continue reading “University Microbiology Research Fights Unseen Battles”

The FDA Goes to Bat for Public Health

Major American food manufacturer ConAgra was slapped with the US’s largest criminal food safety fine on December 13, 2016. ConAgra has been ordered to pay an $8 million fine and $3.2 million in asset forfeiture for shipping Peter Pan peanut butter infected with Salmonella. This outbreak occurred in 2006-07 and affected at least 700 people in … Continue reading “The FDA Goes to Bat for Public Health”

Pet Food Manufacturers Avoid Recalls with Good QA

Pets are part of the family: We buy them comfortable beds, fun toys, treats from bakeries, and the best food we can afford. Unfortunately, the shortcuts taken by some pet food manufacturers have led to improperly treated food that can harbor pathogens, like salmonella, listeria, and E. coli. Pets are sometimes sickened—and so are the … Continue reading “Pet Food Manufacturers Avoid Recalls with Good QA”