PRESS RELEASES & NEWS
FREMONTA Corp. & USDA-ARS Scientists
Win the 2020 USDA-ARS Technology Transfer Award
The Technology Transfer Award is presented to USDA-ARS Employees and collaborators who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology to the private sector for commercialization and practical use.
Congratulations to Dr.Wheeler, Dr. Arthur, Dr. Wu and Mr. Hoffmann for receiving this prestigious award for developing and commercializing this innovative breakthrough technology!
IAFP Poster: E. Coli from Beef Trim using Surface Swabs
See the IAFP Poster on Recovery of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 by the Bax® System in Beef Trim using Surface Sampling Swabs.
USDA/ARS Food Scientists Win FLC 2019 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for Work on MicroTally™
The Federal Laboratory Consortium awarded Dr. Tommy Wheeler and Dr. Terry Arthur for their work on developing new sampling technology for detecting pathogens in beef trim. FREMONTA is proud to be working with Dr. Wheeler and Dr. Arthur to bring this new technology to the industry through the MicroTally™ Sampling Devices!
MicroTally™ Selected For an Oral Presentation at BIFSCo 2019
MicroTally™ use for the detection of E. coli O157 has been selected for an oral presentation at the 2019 Beef Industry Safety Summit, March 5-7, in Kansas City, MO. The presentation by Dr. Hua Yang will be on Tuesday, March 5th from 2:30 – 4:00PM CT. More information TBA.
USDA Meat Animal Research and FREMONTA Corp. Renew CRADA in 2018
The USDA Agricultural Research Service and FREMONTA Corp. signed a renewed and updated Cooperative Research and Developmental Agreement (CRADA). The four major objectives of the new expanded CRADA are: (1) To establish the ability of...
MicroTally™ Swab Valid for Salmonella and E. coli Detection Using GENE-UP Analysis
A matrix extension verification was conducted to demonstrate fit-for-purpose application of MicroTally™ Swabs for the detection of Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli O157:H7. The findings provide laboratories and the beef industry with confidence that the results of MicroTally™ sampling in conjunction with GENE-UP analysis are valid.
USDA/FSIS Leadership Endorsement of MSD/CSD Sampling for Beef Trim
Dr. Kiecker, Head Administrator of the USDA FSIS, makes the statement, "I don't know why we wouldn't be using this", in reference to the MicroTally™ sampling devices, during his presentation at the Beef Industry Food Safety Conference (BIFSCo) in Dallas. The references MSD and CSD have earned a "Letter of No Objection" from the USDA/FSIS.