Posts Tagged “chromogenic media”

No Proteus, No Problem

No Proteus, No Problem

Starting off CHROM Month is HardyCHROM SS NoPRO. Before we talk about this innovative new media, let us first take a look at how it came to be.   In 1968, Hektoen Enteric Agar was introduced by the Hektoen Institute of Chicago. HE agar is a selective and differential agar used for the culture of Salmonella…

Oh, Barnacles…

Oh, Barnacles…

Well…oysters to be more accurate. On October 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) have announced a 14-day closure of oyster beds located in Duxbury Bay, Kingston Bay, Bluefish River, Back River, and Plymouth Harbor following two new cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus…

Cucumber Conundrum

Cucumber Conundrum

There are a few things you definitely want with your cucumbers. Ranch (obviously), Hummus (alternatively awesome), a cheesy artichoke dip (ok now I’m just hungry), but there is one thing you definitely do not want in your vegetable snack…. Salmonella. On September 5th, 2015, the FDA release a statement that Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce voluntarily…

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