Food Safety Magazine

Microbiological

Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track
Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track

A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.

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

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

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: RRTs in Action
Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  RRTs in Action

Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.

The Nexus Between Food Safety and Food Security
The Nexus Between Food Safety and Food Security

Food security is dependent upon a strong global food safety system.

Campylobacter jejuni: Understanding the New Food Superbug
<i>Campylobacter jejuni:</i> Understanding the New Food Superbug

Campylobacter are the most common bacteria associated with food poisoning and contamination in Europe, the U.S. and in the developing world.

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.

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.

Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World
Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World

Ensuring the safety of poultry is a shared responsibility of farmers, producers, processors and retailers as well as federal and state agencies.

Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public
Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public

The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.

Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program
Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program

The importance of a sound environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated.

 

AMIF’s Food Safety Initiative: Progress and Possibilities
AMIF’s Food Safety Initiative: Progress and Possibilities

Experts from the American Meat Institute conduct a roundtable discussion of the key issues facing the meat industry today.

Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan
Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan

Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.

Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.

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.
 

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.

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.

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