Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Scientists at DuPont Qualicon ( and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service are working together to develop a rapid method for detecting and identifying hard-to-detect strains of Escherichia coli that have been causing increased instances of foodborne illness around the world.DuPont Qualicon technician inserts samples into the BAX System instrument for rapid indication of whether specific bacteria are present.

Rising Concern
Some strains of E. coli produce Shiga toxin, which can result in foodborne illness ranging from diarrhea to hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can b…

BAX System methods and their AOAC status

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein