Current testing is not advancing food safety
Sampling program to find pathogens
Source: National Academy of Sciences (2010).
Why is the food industry reverting to policies deemed ineffective more than 50 years ago?
- If a lot tests positive for a pathogen, it must be classified as positive for the pathogen.
- If the lot tests negative for a pathogen, and a non-statistical sampling program was used to collect the sample, we really don’t know if the lot contains a pathogen.