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Sanson R.L.,AsureQuality Ltd | Dube C.,Canadian Food Inspection Agency | Cork S.C.,University of Calgary | Frederickson R.,Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development | Morley C.,Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Preventive Veterinary Medicine | Year: 2014

This study describes the use of simulation modelling to evaluate the predicted benefits of an effective livestock traceability system in responding to a hypothetical introduction of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in to the province of Alberta, Canada, and whether or not the implementation of emergency ring vaccination in addition to a standard stamping-out (SO) strategy would lead to smaller and shorter epidemics. Three introduction scenarios were defined, with the primary case in either an intensive beef feedlot operation, an extensive cow-calf operation or in a swine operation. Disease spread was simulated using, three levels of tracing effectiveness, five types of vaccination zone, three different vaccination start times, three lengths of vaccination campaigns, two levels of culling resource and using FMD strains with two different virulence levels. Using standard SO procedures (without vaccination), improving traceability effectiveness from a level whereby only 65% of movements were traced within 5-7 days, to a capability whereby all movements were traced within 1 day, led to a reduction in the number of infected premises (IPs) between 18.7 and 64.5%, an average saving of CAN$29,000,000 in livestock compensation costs alone, and a reduction in the length of epidemics ranging from 1 to 22 days. The implementation of emergency vaccination also led to a reduction in the number of IPs and a shortening of epidemics. The effects were more pronounced when the higher virulence settings were used, with a predicted reduction in IPs of 16.6-68.7% (mean. = 48.6%) and epidemics shortened by up to 37 days. Multi-variable analyses showed these effects were highly significant, after accounting for the incursion location, virulence of virus and time of first detection. The results clearly demonstrated the benefits of having effective traceability systems with rapid query and reporting functionality. The results also supported the value of early vaccination as an adjunct to SO in reducing the number of IPs and shortening the length of the epidemics. The most effective vaccination strategy involved a 3. km or larger suppressive vaccination zone around all IPs, begun as soon as practicable after first detection, and which continued until the last IP was detected. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | February 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The report "Top 10 Food Safety Testing and Technologies Trends (Food Safety, GM Food Safety, Food Pathogen, Meat Speciation, Food Authenticity, Pesticide Residue, Mycotoxin, Allergen, Water, and Bottled Water) - Global Forecast to 2022", published by Markets and Markets, the market is projected to reach USD 39.47 Billion by 2022 Browse 130 market data Tables and 117 Figures spread through 335 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Top 10 Food Safety Testing and Technologies Trends" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/top-10-food-safety-testing-technologies-trends-19285603.html Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The Food Safety Testing and Technologies Market encompasses a variety of testing technologies. The markets covered under food safety testing include food safety testing market, GM food safety testing market, food pathogen testing market, meat speciation testing market, food authenticity testing market, pesticide residue testing market, mycotoxin testing market, and food allergen testing market. The markets covered under water safety testing & technologies include water testing and analysis and bottled water testing. The meat speciation testing market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.2% to reach a value of USD 2.22 Billion by 2022. The pathogen testing market is the largest market and is projected to reach USD 12.54 Billion by 2022. The food safety testing market is projected to reach USD 18.41 Billion by 2022 The food safety testing market is estimated to be valued at USD 12.01 billion in 2016. The various factors that drive the food safety testing market include worldwide increase in foodborne illness outbreaks, implementation of stringent food safety regulations by the government, and availability of advanced technologies capable of rapid testing. Globalization of food supply that has resulted in an increased export and import of food products and agricultural commodities worldwide is another driver influencing this market. The mycotoxin testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0%, from 2016 to 2022 The global mycotoxin testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% to reach a value of USD 1.56 billion by 2022. Growth in awareness of consumers with regard to food safety is the most important driver for this market. There have been several food recalls due to the presence of mycotoxin in the food products resulting in increased attention toward this market. Government regulations also play a major driver in this market as several countries have stringent government regulations and there are regulatory authorities that check if the food product is free from mycotoxins and fit for human and animal consumption. This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of the leading companies. It includes profiles of leading companies such as SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg), ALS Limited (Australia), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (U.S.), Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation (U.S.), AsureQuality Ltd. (New Zealand), Microbac Laboratories Inc. (U.S.), and Romer Labs Diagnostic GmbH (Austria). Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminant (Pathogens, Pesticides, GMOs, and Toxins), Food Tested (Meat & Poultry, Dairy Product, Processed Food, and Fruits & Vegetables), Technology (Traditional and Rapid), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2021 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/food-safety-365.html Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market by Trait (Stacked, Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance), Technology (Polymerase Chain Reaction, Immunoassay), Crop & Processed Food Tested & by Region - Global Trend & Forecast to 2020 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/genetically-modified-food-safety-testing-market-101319111.html MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets


Owen K.,Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Biosecurity New Zealand | Stevenson M.A.,Massey University | Sanson R.L.,AsureQuality Ltd
OIE Revue Scientifique et Technique | Year: 2011

Disease simulation models can be a valuable tool for planning a response to exotic disease incursions, as they provide a fast, low-cost mechanism for identifying the likely outcomes of a range of outbreak scenarios and disease control strategies. To use these tools effectively and with confidence, decisionmakers must understand the simplifications and framing assumptions that underlie a model's structure. Sensitivity analysis, the analytical process of identifying which input variables are the key drivers of the model's output, is a crucial process in developing this understanding. This paper describes the application of a sampling-based sensitivity analysis to the New Zealand standard model (NZSM). This model is a parameter set developed for the InterSpread Plus model platform to allow the exploration of different outbreak scenarios for an epidemic of foot and mouth disease in New Zealand. Based on 200 iterations of the NZSM, run for a simulation period of 60 days, settings related to farm-to-saleyard movements and the detection of disease during the active surveillance phase of the epidemic had the greatest influence on the predicted number of infected premises. A small number of counter-intuitive findings indicated areas of model design, implementation and/or parameterisation that should be investigated further. A potentially useful result from this work would be information to aid the grouping or elimination of non-influential model settings. This would go some way towards reducing the overall complexity of the NZSM, while still allowing it to remain fit for purpose.


Fleury L.M.,AsureQuality Ltd | Scahill B.G.,AsureQuality Ltd | Taskova R.,AsureQuality Ltd
Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2016

A single-laboratory validation (SLV) study was conducted for the determination of sodium fluoroacetate in dairy powders by LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS). Linearity of response was confirmed by analysis of samples fortified over the concentration range 0.10-100 μg/kg. The LOD was estimated to be 0.028 μg/kg (0.028 ppb) from the SD of the measured concentrations of infant formula samples fortified at 0.10 μg/kg. The corresponding LOQ calculates at 0.085 μg/kg (0.085 ppb), which ensures excellent reliability of quantification at the limit of reporting of 1.0 μg/kg (1 ppb). Repeatability and intermediate precision were estimated from the SD of the recovery of samples fortified at 0.075, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.0, and 10.0 μg/kg. The previously mentioned method performance values were established using a representative stage 2 (6-12 months) bovine infant formula, and the robustness of the method was tested by the analysis of 107 unique dairy powders and formulations fortified at 1.0 μg/kg. The data collected in this study satisfy the requirements of SLV studies established by the AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN), and the method was awarded First Action Official MethodSM status by the AOAC Expert Review Panel on SPIFAN Nutrient Methods (Contaminants) on March 17, 2015.


Stevenson M.A.,Massey University | Sanson R.L.,AsureQuality Ltd | Stern M.W.,Massey University | O'Leary B.D.,Massey University | And 3 more authors.
Preventive Veterinary Medicine | Year: 2013

We describe the spatially explicit, stochastic simulation model of disease spread, InterSpread Plus, in terms of its epidemiological framework, operation, and mode of use. The input data required by the model, the method for simulating contact and infection spread, and methods for simulating disease control measures are described. Data and parameters that are essential for disease simulation modelling using InterSpread Plus are distinguished from those that are non-essential, and it is suggested that a rational approach to simulating disease epidemics using this tool is to start with core data and parameters, adding additional layers of complexity if and when the specific requirements of the simulation exercise require it.We recommend that simulation models of disease are best developed as part of epidemic contingency planning so decision makers are familiar with model outputs and assumptions and are well-positioned to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to make informed decisions in times of crisis. © 2012 Elsevier B.V..


Stringer L.D.,The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd | Suckling D.M.,The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd | Mattson L.T.W.,AsureQuality Ltd | Peacock L.R.,MAF Biosecurity New Zealand
New Zealand Plant Protection | Year: 2010

The National Invasive Ant Surveillance is conducted annually around ports and other high-risk areas to detect new ant incursions into New Zealand. Currently, non-sticky food-baited vials are used to trap ants. The ability of a sticky bait trap to trap multiple ant species at baits was tested, under the hypothesis that a sticky trap would reduce the role of competitive exclusion at food sources, a drawback of food baiting. Furthermore, the role of food type, sugar, protein and a combination of both foods, on ant catch was examined. Although only 4% of traps caught multiple species, this incidence was five times greater in the sticky-bait than food-only vials. The combined food source traps caught ants more often than the single food source traps. The refinement of ant monitoring traps will aid surveillance managers in the future.


PubMed | AsureQuality Ltd. and Victoria University of Wellington
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of agricultural and food chemistry | Year: 2015

1,2-Dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloids are common toxic metabolites isolated from plants within the Boraginaceae, in particular from the genera Heliotropium and Echium. Previous studies have deduced the structures of these often potent bioactives based upon mass spectrometric evidence, but these identifications have not established conclusive connectivity and configurational data. Herein, we describe the isolation and full structural characterization of echivulgarine, occurring in the pollen of Echium vulgare and correct the structure previously ascribed to the compound, using a comprehensive combination of both experimental and calculated nuclear magnetic resonance and electronic circular dichroism spectroscopic data.


PubMed | AsureQuality Ltd
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of AOAC International | Year: 2016

A single-laboratory validation (SLV) study was conducted for the determination of sodium fluoroacetate in dairy powders by LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS). Linearity of response was confirmed by analysis of samples fortified over the concentration range 0.10-100 g/kg. The LOD was estimated to be 0.028 g/kg (0.028 ppb) from the SD of the measured concentrations of infant formula samples fortified at 0.10 g/kg. The corresponding LOQ calculates at 0.085 g/kg (0.085 ppb), which ensures excellent reliability of quantification at the limit of reporting of 1.0 g/kg (1 ppb). Repeatability and intermediate precision were estimated from the SD of the recovery of samples fortified at 0.075, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.0, and 10.0 g/kg. The previously mentioned method performance values were established using a representative stage 2 (6-12 months) bovine infant formula, and the robustness of the method was tested by the analysis of 107 unique dairy powders and formulations fortified at 1.0 g/kg. The data collected in this study satisfy the requirements of SLV studies established by the AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals (SPIFAN), and the method was awarded First Action Official Method(SM) status by the AOAC Expert Review Panel on SPIFAN Nutrient Methods (Contaminants) on March 17, 2015.


News Article | December 19, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

— The report "Pesticide Residue Testing Market by Type (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides), Technology (LC-MS/GC-MS, HPLC, Gas Chromatography), Class (Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Organonitrogens & Carbamates), Food Tested, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The pesticide residue testing market is projected to reach USD 1.63 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2016 to 2022. The market is driven by the implementation of food regulatory laws, advancements in testing technologies, global movement of organic revolution, and international trade of food materials. Browse 79 market data tables and 55 figures spread through 178 pages and in-depth TOC on “Pesticide Residue Testing Market - Global Forecast to 2022” Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The herbicides segment accounted for the largest share in the pesticide residue testing market in 2015 The market for herbicides among all the types of pesticide residues, accounted for the largest share in 2015. The increased consumption of herbicides in agriculture as a crop protection chemical has resulted in its residue remnants in food products, which in turn requires food testing for safety. LC-MS/GC-MS segment is projected to be the largest and fastest growing segment, by technology The liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) is found to be the most efficient technology to separate and detect the pesticide residues with accuracy, speed, and multiple detection. LC-MS/GC-MS technologies segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2022. The organochlorines segment is projected to be the fastest growing class of pesticides for residue testing The organochlorine residue testing market is projected to be the largest and fastest growing segment from 2016 to 2022. This is due to the increased number and wide applications of organochlorines in the agriculture crops and their presence in the environment. Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region in the pesticide residue testing market The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing market through 2022 due to the increasing food safety concerns among the consumers and the growing market for processed food. The region is a significant trading partner with the developed regions such as Europe and North America. China is projected to be fastest growing country in the Asia-Pacific region. The country is required to follow stringent regulations imposed by the importing countries for the food safety testing for pesticide residue. As the country is the largest pesticide producer and exporter in the world, increasing instances of pesticide contamination in the air, water bodies, and soil, and pesticide-induced deaths have also become a serious concern which results in an increase in demand for pesticide residue testing. This report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), and Silliker, Inc. (U.S.). Other players include ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality Ltd (New Zealand), SCS Global Services (U.S.), Microbac Laboratories, Inc (U.S.), and Symbio Laboratories (Australia). For more information, please visit http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/


News Article | November 23, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The report "Pesticide Residue Testing Market by Type (Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides), Technology (LC-MS/GC-MS, HPLC, Gas Chromatography), Class (Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Organonitrogens & Carbamates), Food Tested, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to reach USD 1.63 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.0% from 2016 to 2022. Browse 79 market data Tables and 55 Figures spread through 178 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Pesticide Residue Testing Market" Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The market is driven by the implementation of food regulatory laws, advancements in testing technologies, global movement of organic revolution, and international trade of food materials. The herbicides segment accounted for the largest share in the Pesticide Residue Testing Market in 2015 The market for herbicides among all the types of pesticide residues, accounted for the largest share in 2015. The increased consumption of herbicides in agriculture as a crop protection chemical has resulted in its residue remnants in food products, which in turn requires food testing for safety. LC-MS/GC-MS segment is projected to be the largest and fastest growing segment, by technology The liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) is found to be the most efficient technology to separate and detect the pesticide residues with accuracy, speed, and multiple detection. LC-MS/GC-MS technologies segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2022. The organochlorines segment is projected to be the fastest growing class of pesticides for residue testing The organochlorine residue testing market is projected to be the largest and fastest growing segment from 2016 to 2022. This is due to the increased number and wide applications of organochlorines in the agriculture crops and their presence in the environment. Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region in the Pesticide Residue Testing Market The Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing market through 2022 due to the increasing food safety concerns among the consumers and the growing market for processed food. The region is a significant trading partner with the developed regions such as Europe and North America. China is projected to be fastest growing country in the Asia-Pacific region. The country is required to follow stringent regulations imposed by the importing countries for the food safety testing for pesticide residue. As the country is the largest pesticide producer and exporter in the world, increasing instances of pesticide contamination in the air, water bodies, and soil, and pesticide-induced deaths have also become a serious concern which results in an increase in demand for pesticide residue testing. The Pesticide Residue Testing Market report includes a study of marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It includes the profiles of leading companies such as Eurofins Scientific SE (Luxembourg), Bureau Veritas S.A. (France), SGS S.A. (Switzerland), Intertek Group plc (U.K.), and Silliker, Inc. (U.S.). Other players include ALS Limited (Australia), AsureQuality Ltd (New Zealand), SCS Global Services (U.S.), Microbac Laboratories, Inc (U.S.), and Symbio Laboratories (Australia). Food Pathogen Testing Market by Type (E.coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria), Technology (Traditional, Rapid), Food Type (Meat & poultry, Dairy, Processed food, Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains), & by Region - Global Forecasts to 2020 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/food-pathogen-testing-market-202386163.html Genetically Modified Food Safety Testing Market by Trait (Stacked, Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance), Technology (Polymerase Chain Reaction, Immunoassay), Crop & Processed Food Tested & by Region - Global Trend & Forecast to 2020 http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/genetically-modified-food-safety-testing-market-101319111.html MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M's flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Connect with us on LinkedIn @ http://www.linkedin.com/company/marketsandmarkets

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