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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

Potential Use of Edible Nanoscale Coatings for Meat
Potential Use of Edible Nanoscale Coatings for Meat

Edible films potentially could be developed that contain antimicrobially encapsulated nanoparticles for improving the safety of meat.

Flavors Should Burst, Not Packages
Flavors Should Burst, Not Packages

While spoilage can take many forms, swelling packages serve as beacons of bacterial contamination.

BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?
BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?

Introduction of bovine spongiform encephalitis risk for the food industry.
 

Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program
Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program

What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.

Microbiological Contamination of Ready-To-Eat Seafood
Microbiological Contamination of Ready-To-Eat Seafood

Seafood-borne diseases of microbiological origin can be caused by viable organisms and/or by toxins that they produce.

A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination
A Closer Look at Chemical Contamination

Contamination and adulteration both may involve the presence of a substance that is not intended to be in a product.

Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox
Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox

What has the industry been doing over the past 30 years to make meat safer?

Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry
Current Microbial Concerns in the Dairy Industry

Food safety is a pressing issue for governments, food processors, retailers and consumers worldwide, not only in the meat and seafood industries, but also in the dairy industry.

Non-Thermal Alternative Processing Technologies for the Control of Spoilage Bacteria in Fruit Juices and Fruit-based Drinks
Non-Thermal Alternative Processing Technologies for the Control of Spoilage Bacteria in Fruit Juices and Fruit-based Drinks

The contamination and/or growth of pathogenic bacteria in acidic food products, fruit juices and fruit-based drinks is of great concern.

The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food
The Challenge of Regulating Allergens in Food

FDA’s evaluation of an ingredient’s status as an allergen includes an assessment of harm to individuals who may ingest the ingredient.

Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2
Food Microbiology in Focus: An Expert Roundtable, Part 2

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

 

Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami
Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami

In the manufacturing of meat products, starter cultures are still used for technological reasons but are also are protective by inhibiting spoilage and pathogenic bacteria.  

Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production
Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production

Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.

Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern
Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern

To understand the challenges of testing for pathogenic STEC, we need to understand the mechanics of what makes them deadly.

Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice
Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice

Science-based harmonization of food safety standards, especially those related to food additives, would have avoided this contamination incident altogether.

Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?
Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?

Don A. Franco, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, describes his assessment of a conference seminar on ground beef contamination with multi-drug-resistant Salmonella.

Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality
Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality

Water may be adulterated by a number of chemical, heavy metal, microbial and physical hazards that pose potential public health risks if they are present at high levels.

Testing for Irradiated Food to Ensure Quality
Testing for Irradiated Food to Ensure Quality

 

 

 

 

 

Foodborne Salmonellosis: Current International Concerns
Foodborne Salmonellosis: Current International Concerns

Salmonella spp. are the leading cause of foodborne bacterial diseases in many countries.
 

Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning on the Rise?
Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning  on the Rise?

While ciguatera continues to be a public health concern, the best way to prevent illnesses is to increase awareness in at-risk populations.

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