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Microbiological

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.

Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.

Customer-Supplier Relationships: Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients
Customer-Supplier Relationships: <br>Microbiological Specifications for Raw Materials and Ingredients

Most recorded foodborne outbreaks are caused by raw and unprocessed or minimally processed foods.

Managing the Microbiological Safety and Stability of Ready-to-eat Meat
Managing the Microbiological Safety and Stability of Ready-to-eat Meat

Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, as well as their control, are a major worldwide public health issue in ready-to-eat meat.

An Engineering Approach to Ensuring the Safety of Fresh and Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables
An Engineering Approach to Ensuring the Safety of Fresh and Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables

Development of alternative pathogen decontamination technologies would certainly improve the safety of ready-to-eat and fresh agricultural products.

Control of Salmonella, Campylobacter and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry
Control of <i>Salmonella, Campylobacter</i> and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry

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.
 

Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials
Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria have been linked to a growing number of foodborne illnesses.

Next Generation ATP Systems: More than Sanitation Monitoring
Next Generation ATP Systems: More than Sanitation Monitoring

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.

Outsourcing: Key Factors to Consider In Choosing a Qualified Testing Provider
Outsourcing: Key Factors to Consider In Choosing a Qualified Testing Provider

Outsourcing requires companies to address multiple interdependent business and scientific variables in choosing a contract laboratory.

Leading the Way in Food Safety Science
Leading the Way in Food Safety Science

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

Self-Contained Rapid Salmonella and Listeria Test Kits: Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant
Self-Contained Rapid <em>Salmonella</em> and <em>Listeria</em> Test Kits:  Protect Against Chances of Cross-Contamination in Your Plant

Outsourcing of testing occurs often due to fears of cross-contamination; these fears can be minimized with improved bacterial enrichment methods.

The Move Toward Molecular Methods for Salmonella Detection
The Move Toward Molecular Methods for <em>Salmonella</em> Detection

Rapid Salmonella detection technologies have evolved to provide food producers and testing labs with improved specificity, sensitivity and speed.

Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions
Food Diversity Requires Adaptable Solutions

The diversity of the global food supply presents some problematic challenges, especially with regard to analyses of the diverse matrices of the foods produced.

BSE in the USA Redux: How Mad Are We Getting?
BSE in the USA Redux: How Mad Are We Getting?

The first article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and E. coli
All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and <i>E. coli</i>

New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.

Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens
Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens

Innovations in antimicrobial systems help food processors stay ahead of foodborne illness-related recalls.

The Challenge of Bacterial Spores
The Challenge of Bacterial Spores

Bacterial spore formers, such as Clostridium botulinum and Bacillus cereus and their toxins, do not get industry’s attention but that doesn’t mean these contaminants aren’t on the radar screen.

A Proven Solution to Fresh Produce Safety Challenges
A Proven Solution to Fresh Produce Safety Challenges

An EPA-registered antimicrobial water additive for produce reduces pathogens in fruit and vegetable process water.

State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
State of an Industry: <i>Salmonella</i> and Bovine Lymph Nodes

Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.

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