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Contamination Control

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Contamination Control category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Allergens, Chemical, Cross-Contamination, Microbiological, Physical, Reduction Methods

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce
Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce

The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1
Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1

An expert roundtable discussion tackles the most pressing issues in food microbiology.

 

How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety
How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety

How does one distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate or unsupported claims of foodborne illness?

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat
New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat

Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.

Meeting the Challenge of E. coli O157:H7 Control Head On
Meeting the Challenge of <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Control Head On

Testing raw beef products for E. coli is only one piece of a larger puzzle to make sure contaminated meat doesn’t make it into grocery stores or homes.

The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods
The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods

Can new antimicrobial ingredients really make a difference in the safety of refrigerated foods?

Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis
Chasing “Zero” in Chemical Contaminant Analysis

Over time, the food industry approaches a smaller “zero” tolerance for chemical contamination.

Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing
Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing

Food retailers, foodservice operators and consumers who purchase refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods are more aware of—and more demanding about—food safety than ever before.

The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems
The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems

Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.

Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable
Bullish on Progress: A Meat Industry Roundtable

An update on the latest developments in meat science, compliance and food safety presented by expert panelists in a roundtable format.

Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety
Why Consumers Take Risks with Food Safety

Whenever foodborne outbreaks hit the news, the question always arises: Why don’t consumers take more care with handling and cooking their food?

Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach
Prioritizing Food Safety Risk Assessments:A New Approach

In risk analysis, there is a coordination of the activities associated with risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.

Prevalence of Campylobacter Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail
Prevalence of <i>Campylobacter</i> Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail

Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.

Updates from the NoroCORE Project: Progress toward Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Viruses
Updates from the NoroCORE Project: Progress toward Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Viruses

The major achievements and long-standing impacts of the Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research and Education (NoroCORE) will continue well beyond the life of the initial project.

An FDA Update on Egg Safety
An FDA Update on Egg Safety

Reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs has been a focus of the egg industry, consumer groups, research scientists and the federal government for the last decade.

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