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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.

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.

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.

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.

Bioaerosols
Bioaerosols

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

 

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Listeria Guidance & Best Practices in Produce Facilities
<i>Listeria</i> Guidance & Best Practices  in Produce Facilities

Published guidance is available to industry professionals regarding recommended procedures for controlling Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat produce operations.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention
Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.

Salmonella: Changes and Challenges
<i>Salmonella:</i> Changes and Challenges

With cooperation, the food industry can face Salmonella challenges head-on and meet evolving standards by adjusting strategies.

Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce
Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce

The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Egg-cellent Food Safety Strategies at Primera Foods
Egg-cellent Food Safety Strategies at Primera Foods

A case study of the innovative food safety approach used at Primera Foods.

Enhancing the Safety of Dairy and Other Animal Based Foods
Enhancing the Safety of Dairy and Other Animal Based Foods

This article discusses some of the many priority issues the Division of Dairy and Egg Safety is currently working on to better protect American consumers.

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