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.
When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.
An overview of how raw sprouts--a popular superfood--have been the source of recalls for the last 20 years.
Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.
Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.
Employee attitudes toward specific behaviors have been identified as predictors for overall employee behaviors and food safety.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Processors that have been producing pasteurized products and are considering introducing raw products to their product portfolios should weigh gains in profits with the much higher risks to the safety of their customers and the potential financial liability to their business.
Food animal agriculture is working to reduce its contribution to the antibiotic-resistance problem.
Although Foster Farms avoided the harshest of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s enforcement measures by making immediate changes to its manufacturing practices, it did not recall its products. Find out why.
Although the importance of reducing antibiotic resistance is universally acknowledged, the details of how to identify best management practices and environmental Critical Control Points remain to be articulated.
Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.
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.
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.
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.
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.