As E. coli O157:H7 emerged as a significant foodborne illness-causing pathogen, efforts were made to measure the incidence of this microorganism in raw ground beef and trimmings.
This guide to online resources highlights some of the recent and promising research and scientific advances in microbial prevention, detection and process control technologies
The development of lactate and diacetate inhibits Listeria growth as do many other ingredients, enlarging the array of choices for processors in meat safety.
The third article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.
An interview with Ken Gall, New York Sea Grant and Smoked Seafood Working Group, discloses advancements in Listeria control for seafood producers.
FDA’s new Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network completes its successful first year.
Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.
The food industry as a whole has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in food safety interventions that have directly resulted in lowered levels of microbial contamination on meat.
Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.
The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.
An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.
Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.
Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, as well as their control, are a major worldwide public health issue in ready-to-eat meat.
Development of alternative pathogen decontamination technologies would certainly improve the safety of ready-to-eat and fresh agricultural products.
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.
Outsourcing of testing occurs often due to fears of cross-contamination; these fears can be minimized with improved bacterial enrichment methods.
Outsourcing requires companies to address multiple interdependent business and scientific variables in choosing a contract laboratory.
Fast, accurate testing results are critical for delivering safer food products to consumers and more profitable growth for food companies.
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria have been linked to a growing number of foodborne illnesses.
Rather non-specific ATP methods have evolved to meet the growing needs of today’s food processor, combining ATP and bacterial culture tests in a single system.