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The Future of Food Safety

A bright future in store for the food safety lab


The future of food safety and quality has arrived with Predictive Diagnostics, a branch of bioMérieux which integrates traditional microbiology tools with data science and predictive modeling. Advancements in technology, communication, business and philosophical approaches to food testing provides opportunities for a better, safer, and more reliable global food supply. 

In an interview with Dr. Stan Bailey, the Senior Director of Scientific Affairs at bioMerieux, Dr. Bailey reveals that revolutions in Predictive Diagnostic’s food Laboratory are leading to exciting new changes. The methods employed by food scientists have come a long way since 20 years ago, when most laboratories did not even have computers. Today, proactive automated testing, blockchain, and IoT are only a few of the advancements that are helping Predictive Diagnostics take a frontline role in food safety.

The food and beverage industry is constantly evolving as population growth increases exponentially. Food production needs to be faster, safer, and better than ever. This means optimizing the supply chain, promoting sustainability initiatives, and preventing food fraud. These revolutions can only happen through the analysis, supervisors, and technicians working hard in the food safety industry every day. Download the PDF above to read the full whitepaper.

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Key Takeaways

  • Between 10-15% of all food consumed is imported, and consequently, globalization has imposed new food safety regulations and expectations. Companies need full supply chain visibility and traceability.
  • With a projected 70% increase in food production by 2050, production needs to be faster, safer, and better than ever.
  • Automation and new technologies in Predictive Diagnostics’ laboratories are quietly but surely transforming the industry.
  • As food microbiology turns to new protocols, the industry will need thought leaders and remarkable managers to accompany our people towards new expertise, redefining how the profession operates.

Custom Solutions

Our agile scientific team, with an entrepreneurial outlook, will help you shift focus away from the traditional silo mindset of addressing one issue at a time, to a holistic approach where data and scientific expertise work together to predict rather than react.

  • Scientific Affairs
  • R&D
  • Bioinformatics
  • Augmented Diagnostic Services

Core Lab & At-Line Testing

As leaders in microbiology testing for over 55 years, bioMérieux offers rapid and traditional microbiology solutions for manufacturers. From sample preparation to quality testing to pathogen detection and identification, bioMérieux has a diagnostic solutions that will allow a quick and confident release of products.

  • Sterility Testing
  • Pathogen Detection
  • Media & Sample Prep
  • Quality Indicator Testing
  • Identification Solutions