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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

Mission’s Statement: Food Safety is Everyone’s Job
Mission’s Statement: Food Safety is Everyone’s Job

Mission Foods embraces food safety from the top down in a company-wide culture.

Using PEF to Assure Safety of Fresh Juices
Using PEF to Assure Safety of Fresh Juices

Despite a small marketshare of about 2% in the beverage category, unpasteurized fruit juices and juice products are associated with a major fraction of reported foodborne outbreaks in the U.S.

Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination
Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination

Shouldn’t allergens be considered the fourth hazard in a HACCP program, rather than simply a chemical hazard as they are currently defined?

Advancing the Food Safety Agenda
Advancing the Food Safety Agenda

A discussion of microbial food safety by a renowned food microbiologist.

 

BSE and the Safety of Beef: A Perspective
BSE and the Safety of Beef: A Perspective

The second article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.

Sustainable Solution for Low-Acid Aseptic Filling
Sustainable Solution for Low-Acid Aseptic Filling

Low-acid aseptic filling is the process of bringing together a commercially sterile product with a commercially sterile package in a sterile environment.

Inhibiting Listeria Growth to Improve Food Safety
Inhibiting <i>Listeria</i> Growth to Improve Food Safety

The development of lactate and diacetate inhibits Listeria growth as do many other ingredients, enlarging the array of choices for processors in meat safety.
 

Industry Collaboration Advances Listeria Control in RTE Seafood Plants
Industry Collaboration Advances <i>Listeria</i> Control in RTE Seafood Plants

An interview with Ken Gall, New York Sea Grant and Smoked Seafood Working Group, discloses advancements in Listeria control for seafood producers.

Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment
Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment

Foreign material inclusion in finished product is one of the leading sources of consumer complaints across all sectors in the food industry.

BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues
BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues

The third article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.

Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies
Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies

Training of waitstaff on food allergens is essential, but the entire establishment should maintain an allergen-free kitchen and incorporate a company-wide food safety culture.

Allergen- and Gluten-Sensitive Consumers: What Manufacturers Should Know
Allergen- and Gluten-Sensitive Consumers: What Manufacturers Should Know

Suppliers of raw ingredients should disclose allergen and gluten information, implement an allergen-control plan and regularly train their employees.

The Pitfalls of Product Reformulation and How to Avoid Them
The Pitfalls of Product Reformulation and How to Avoid Them

Reformulating with entirely natural ingredients while maintaining product taste, texture, appearance, functionality, safety and shelf life can be a major task.

CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response
CORE: FDA Foodborne Illness Response

FDA’s new Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network completes its successful first year.
 

Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients
Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients

Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.

Trends in Meat Safety: The Scientific Advantage
Trends in Meat Safety: The Scientific Advantage

The food industry as a whole has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in food safety interventions that have directly resulted in lowered levels of microbial contamination on meat.

Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating E. coli
Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating <i>E. coli</i>

Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.

Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant
Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant

The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

Microbiological Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce from the Processor to Your Plate
Microbiological Safety of Fresh-Cut Produce from the Processor to Your Plate

Fruits and vegetables are prone to microbial contamination from a wide range of sources.

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