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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

Thermal Processing with Food Safety in Mind
Thermal Processing  with Food Safety in Mind

Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.

Software Aims to Track Contaminants, Prevent Food Safety Problems

At a time when food safety breakdowns are costing businesses more than ever, a Lincoln, NE, startup known as Presage Analytics hopes to help food processors track contaminants and prevent costly recalls and outbreaks of illness. The company's software tracks and analyzes the environmental and product testing data that companies already collect, particularly focused on microbial data, to manage and prevent problems that could lead to recalls or foodborne illness outbreaks.

Boot Scrubbing Machines
Boot Scrubbing Machines

Meritech has introduced a new line of boot scrubbing machines that completely sanitize employees’ rubber boots by continuously applying strong sanitizing solution through a series of high-pressure nozzle jets onto continuously rotating brushes.

Detection and Inspection Process to Enhance QC

Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.

Best Practices with Allergen Swabbing
Best Practices with  Allergen Swabbing

Once you know the identity of the allergens that will be tested for as part of the validation, then you must select an appropriate test method.
 

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
 

Six Tips for Establishing a Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen
Six Tips for Establishing a  Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen

Following a series of simple steps will help restaurants safely serve gluten-free menu offerings as an added value to their guests.

Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food
Modern Analysis of Chemical Contaminants in Food

Modern analytical techniques can determine known chemical contaminants in complex food matrices at very low concentration levels.

Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks

The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.           

Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings

The purpose of allergen disclaimers is for the benefit and protection of consumers, but by using this warning label on a product that does not contain allergens, manufacturers can limit accountability and provide cover for inadequate cleaning and/or poorly followed cross-contamination prevention programs.

Food Contamination Claims: What You Need to Know
Food Contamination Claims: What You Need to Know

Recent lawsuits involving disputes over food contamination losses demonstrate that executives at food companies should do more to protect themselves against such risks. Find out what you need to know to protect your brand.

Using Nematodes to Identify Recycled Oil in Cooking

Recycled oil, which includes both illegally recycled oil and that refined from low-quality meats and overused kitchen oil, can cause significant foodborne illness. Find out how to determine whether your cooking oil is contaminated.

Utilization of Steam Heat Generated via Microwave Energy

Most restaurants rely upon traditional steamers to cook seafood products to the required temperature of 145 °F. This study aimed to solve problems associated with conventional steamers using microwave-generated energy to steam cook seafood products within covered Cambro pans containing water. Their findings are presented.

A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers
A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers

The process of hard surface disinfecting is an integral component of a comprehensive cleaning protocol in the food processing and foodservice industries.

Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants
Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants

The challenge for all of us is to keep up with the changing nature of chemical hazards.

Detectable Shoe and Sleeve Covers

Detectamet has introduced disposable shoe and sleeve covers made from a resilient, fully detectable material.

Microbial Risk Assessment: Achievements and Future Challenges
Microbial Risk Assessment: Achievements and Future Challenges

To ensure the safety of food products in the U.S., we use a risk analysis approach to enhance the scientific basis of regulatory decisions and implement food safety programs.

Contemplating Campylobacter Conundrums
Contemplating <i>Campylobacter</i> Conundrums

Campylobacter is also one of the foodborne pathogens that have frustrated public health agencies’ efforts to reduce its contribution to illnesses.

 

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry

This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.

Control of Salmonella, Campylobacter and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry
Control of <i>Salmonella, Campylobacter</i> and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry

No matter which parameter is considered, studies clearly show that poultry plants across the U.S. are utilizing interventions that are effective for significantly reducing bacterial populations.
 

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