How rapid food safety test methods can be used in food manufacture and comparisons with conventional testing methods

Food safety testing is an important part of a food business’ risk-mitigation toolkit, with increasing obligations for food businesses such as the December 2023 introduction of new food safety management requirements in Standard 3.2.2A of the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code (Food Standards Code). With the greater regulatory scrutiny, it is essential for food businesses to effectively and accurately test for food safety, whilst minimising cost and maximising efficiency. This article dives into various conventional and rapid food safety test methods and compares factors such as sensitivity, time and complexity.