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We develop innovative solutions to food safety problems

IEH provides food testing and food safety services using an expansive network of laboratories, expert consultants, and innovative solutions to support the food industry

Pathogen Detection Patents:

Patent Number 7,531,163: Enrichment methods for the detection of pathogens and other microbes

Patent Number 7,534,584: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Number 7,919,232: Advanced pathogen testing and carcass-certification methods for slaughter operations

Patent Number 8,389,233: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Number 8,603,735: Advanced pathogen testing and carcass-certification methods for slaughter operations

Patent Number 8,822,143: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Number 8,956,824: Trend analysis and statistical process control using multitargeted screening assays

Patent 8,956,826Trend analysis and statistical process control using multitargeted screening assays

Patent Number 9,340,817: Methods of making recombinant phage, compositions and articles of manufacture of same for bacterial detection

Patent Number 9,637,771: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Number 9,828,625: Phage-based bacterial detection assay

Patent Number 9,845,486: Enrichment methods for the detection of pathogens and other microbes

Patent Number 10,039,795: Codon optimized recombinant phage and methods of using same

Patent Number 10,273,460: Recombinant phage for Listeria detection

Patent Application 20040241773: Advanced pathogen testing and carcass-certification methods for slaughter operations

Patent Application 20060000257: System and method for proactive health and environmental management and assessment

Patent Application 20090291446: Method for confirming the presence of an analyte

Patent Application 20090258359: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Application 20120237967: Method for microbiological testing

Patent Application 20120040845: Advanced pathogen testing and carcass-certification methods for slaughter operations

Patent Application 20130260411: Modular compositing screening protocols

Patent Application 20130177920: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Application 20140342362: Compositions, kits, and related methods for detecting and/or monitoring Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli 

Patent Application 20140370517: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Application 20150125853: Trend analysis and statistical process control using multitargeted screening assays 

Patent Application 20180016617: Modular compositing-multiple lot screening protocols for detection of pathogens, microbial contaminants and/or constituents

Patent Application 20180112249: Enrichment methods for the detection of pathogens and other microbes

Patent Application 20200340993: Method for confirming the presence of an analyte

Sampling Device Patents:

Patent Number 8,911,990: Food sample collector

Patent Number 9,957,475: Microbial sampling device

Patent Application 20080102442: Food sample collector

Patent Application 20080166752: Microbial sampling device

Mycotoxin Testing Patents:

Patent Number 7,843,566: Device for detection and measurement of a target compound such as a food toxin

Patent Number 8,344,334: Apparatus and method for detection and measurement of target compounds such as a food toxin

Patent Application 20120090410: Method for aflatoxin screening of products

Allergens Patents:

Patent Number 8,597,713Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Patent Number 9,856,438:  Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Patent Application 20130022713: Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Patent Application 20140242679: Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Patent Application 20150218493: Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Patent Application 20180148671: Method for producing hypoallergenic peanut products

Sanitation Patents:

Patent Number 8,226,888: Adherent antimicrobial barrier and sanitizing agent

Patent Number 9,555,141: Adherent antimicrobial barrier and sanitizing agent

Patent Number 9,932,545: Method of decontaminating machinery contaminated with allergens

Patent Application 20070297942: Adherent antimicrobial barrier and sanitizing agent

Patent Application 20130017186: Adherent antimicrobial barrier and sanitizing agent