Faster Listeria Tests Start Hitting the Market

May 28, 2015

Once food manufacturers begin looking for Listeria more often, it’s only natural that they will begin to look for faster tests. Traditional means of detecting Listeria involve techniques and processes that take several days to complete while waiting for the return of laboratory results.

But new options are emerging. Here are a couple of examples:

Dr. Carmen Gomes of Texas A&M’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is the inventor of a biosensor chip that can detect Listeria in food samples within two to three minutes. Gomes says that soon the biosensor chip will be able to detect levels as…