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Contamination Control

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Avian Influenza Hits Foodservice Providers
Avian Influenza Hits Foodservice Providers

Within today’s global supply chain, everyone must ensure they are managing any food safety issues. How are you achieving a safe egg supply?

FSM Scoop: Raw Milk
FSM Scoop: Raw Milk

An in-depth summary of both sides of the raw milk debate. Organic enthusiasts love it, but government officials worldwide continue to enforce restrictions in the interest of public health.

Undeclared Milk: Q2’s Most Common Food Allergen
Undeclared Milk: Q2’s Most Common Food Allergen

For the second time this year, Food Safety Magazine has tracked food recalls announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry
Shiga Toxin-Producing <i>Escherichia coli</i> (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry

In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.

 

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

FSM Scoop: Raw Sprouts
FSM Scoop: Raw Sprouts

An overview of how raw sprouts--a popular superfood--have been the source of recalls for the last 20 years.

Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.
Options for Approving New Food Contact Substances in the U.S.

In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.

Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls
Undeclared Allergens Account for Over Half of Q1 Food Recalls

After a review of about 200 food recalls in the first quarter of 2015, FSM has found that more than half were due to undeclared allergens--primarily peanuts.

 

 

Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel
Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel

Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.

Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!
Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!

The primary goal of a food allergen program is to make food products safer for everyone, not just people with food allergies.

Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community

Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.

 

Food Safety and Language Barriers on the Food Processing Line
Food Safety and Language Barriers on the Food Processing Line

Employee attitudes toward specific behaviors have been identified as predictors for overall employee behaviors and food safety.

Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that about a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is contaminated with mycotoxins. Do you know how to prevent these molds from contaminating your food products?

The Need for Foodservice Employee Allergen Training
The Need for Foodservice Employee Allergen Training

Food allergy and gluten-free training is an important component of any foodservice operation.

Encourage Reporting of Suspected Foodborne Illness
Encourage Reporting of Suspected Foodborne Illness

What is broken in the chain that allows a suspected foodborne illness event to be neglected and become an epidemic? Restaurant patrons should be encouraged to report suspected cases of foodborne illness in a timely fashion.

Antimicrobial for Raw Poultry Processing Under FDA Review for Direct Food Contact
Antimicrobial for Raw Poultry Processing Under FDA Review for Direct Food Contact

PURE Bioscience, Inc. announced July 14 that it has submitted a Food Contact Notification (FCN) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) as an online reprocessing (OLR) antimicrobial for raw poultry processing.

Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing
Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing

Over the past 20 years, a number of researchers have investigated pulsed light as a means for decontaminating food and food contact surfaces, non-opaque liquids and packaging materials.

Multi-Spectrum Metal Detector
Multi-Spectrum Metal Detector

CEIA MS-21 multi-spectrum metal detectors from Heat and Control, Inc. are designed to increase inspection productivity by eliminating the waste and delay of false rejects.

By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass

Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?

Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal
Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal

The focus of public health and policy efforts have now expanded beyond the clinic to include concerns about the role of agricultural antibiotic use on human health, and the general role that foods have in transmitting antibiotic resistance to consumers. Is your product at risk?

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