UK Food Standards Agency report demonstrates risk of Campylobacter contamination in all chilled chickens at retail sale
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Seward Ltd., manufacturer of the world leading range of original Stomacher® paddle blenders and accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analysis, announces the use of its Stomacher® technology for the preparation of samples for a UK-wide Campylobacter study. Foodborne Campylobacter makes over 280,000 people ill each year in the UK alone and is one the main bacterial causes of food poisoning globally.
Sponge swab and Stomacher technique proved to be highly effective sampling combination for assessing large surface areas
Stomacher 400 Circulator
Seward Ltd., manufacturers of the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses, have highlighted the highly effective use of its Stomacher technology in combination with sponge swabs for hygiene monitoring and biosecurity applications. Continue reading
Research settles potential variance in performance of international broiler carcass sampling methods
Worthing, UK – 16th September 2013 – As the world’s leading laboratory paddle blender for food microbiologists, Seward’s Stomacher® 400 Circulator has been used in a recent evaluation of international sampling methods for the microbiological analysis of broiler carcasses after immersion chilling. As a widespread pathogen, Salmonella can cause severe illness in humans. Global poultry industries have therefore deployed and maintained various food safety programmes to ensure that poultry is safe for consumption.
Worthing, UK – 19 March 2013 – Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Laboratory Paddle Blender range, has announced that its Stomacher 400 Circulator has been used in a recent study1 to evaluate environmental contamination by Listeria species. The increased interest in animal welfare and free range methods, such as pasture reared poultry, has made it important that there is a greater understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of Listeria in these systems.
Meat samples prepared for rapid testing method comparison using Stomacher® 400 Circulator
Worthing, UK – 16th August 2011. Seward, the manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range, today highlights the recent use of the Stomacher® 400 Circulator, as part of a reference method, for the assessment of E.coli 0157 rapid testing protocols. In an extensive food safety study1 recently published in the E.U. by the Hygiene Unit of the Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease, Continue reading
Worthing, UK – 26th January 2010. Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range for over 40 years, has recently achieved its 7500th global sale of its Stomacher® 400 Circulator. This success can be attributed to its growing US-based sales and technical support office, opened in Long Island, New York in September 2008, backed up by Seward’s global Headquarters in the UK, where all Stomacher blender systems are manufactured. Continue reading