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How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.

Hazard Analysis of Incidental Condensation Contamination in Food Manufacturing Facilities
Hazard Analysis of Incidental Condensation  Contamination in Food Manufacturing Facilities

While condensation in food production facilities is a common occurrence, what truly are the hazards associated with condensation and how serious is the threat it poses?

Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"
Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"

The fundamental objective of any food company is to produce a safe and wholesome product that meets the claims of the product’s label.
 

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test

Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.

Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions
Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions

Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.

Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

Technology Rules. Results Matter.
Technology Rules. Results Matter.

Fast, accurate results are critical for delivering safer food products for consumers and are more profitable growth for food companies.
 

Rapid Salmonella Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System
Rapid <i>Salmonella</i> Detection Using the R.A.P.I.D. LT Food Security System

Rapid Salmonella testing is advanced using thermocycling in conjunction with AOAC-approved methods.

Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results
Real-Time PCR Test Kit Provides Faster Time to Results

Advances in PCR kits have lead to improvements in testing for Salmonella.
 

Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for Listeria with PCR
Pitfalls of Environmental Testing for <i>Listeria</i> with PCR

Are PCR-based methods appropriate for the detection of Listeria spp. in environmental surface samples?

Bioaerosols
Bioaerosols

Bioaerosols are a risk factor in food safety and should not be overlooked.

 

Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry
Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry

When the dust settles after a pandemic hits, the food industry and individual businesses will be judged on how they conducted operations during the pandemic.

Advances and Challenges in the Control of Salmonella in Poultry
Advances and Challenges in the Control of <i>Salmonella</i> in Poultry

An interview with J. Stan Bailey, Ph.D. on where the food industry is with regard to control of microbiological contamination of poultry.

Getting the Best of Time & Temperature
Getting the Best of Time & Temperature

An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

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.  

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.

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