Author Archive: Kelly Hedlund


Kelly Hedlund holds a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. Her experience at Microbiologics includes working as a microbiologist and managing one of the Quality Control laboratories. Currently, she is the Midwest Area Sales Manager for Microbiologics, and assists customers and distributors with their QC microorganism needs. Kelly has industrial experience with wastewater testing as well as food quality testing. Through her education and career, Kelly has developed a strong background in microbial testing and identification. She has experience with validations of laboratory equipment and processes, and is also a certified internal auditor for ISO 9001:2008.

On the Plate: Salmonella

After Escherichia coli, Salmonella might be one of the world’s most recognized bacterial species. Outbreaks of Salmonella have occurred in several food products including the well-known peanut butter outbreak in 2009 in which 714 people in 46 states became ill…
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Diet, Exercise and the Health of Your Microbial Community

The human body is an amazing collection of cells and systems that work together to keep us alive and functioning. Within this collection of cells, there are billions of tiny organisms living inside the body that are critical to human…
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The Who’s Who of E. coli Strains

Escherichia coli may be the world’s most recognized bacterial species, but this one species varies tremendously. E. coli is found almost everywhere; from soil to raw meat to human intestines. There are plenty of good E. coli strains such as…
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Maintaining Stock Cultures In-House: Are You Really Saving in the End?

Economical solutions have become a growing interest to many people both personally and professionally. Individuals are looking to save money, both at home and at the office. Industries and companies worldwide are seeking innovative and convenient methods for cutting costs,…
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