Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.
Everyone in the food business must be prepared with an appropriate food contamination crisis plan. Is yours in place?
Pest management is a critical component of food safety programs worldwide.
N-halamine sanitizers have superior efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, a lack of toxicity to humans, stability and low cost.
Recent advances in nanotechnology may provide a unique alternative intervention method to address the problem of foodborne diseases.
The health and well-being of food handlers and proper hygiene practices often gets over-looked when push comes to shove in the retail food industry.
One solution to solve biofilm contamination in food processing plants is to inoculate the production environment with probiotic microorganisms proven to be inhibitory to pathogens.
The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) show great potential for contamination control of fresh-cut produce.
In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.
Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.
Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.
The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that about a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is contaminated with mycotoxins. Do you know how to prevent these molds from contaminating your food products?
Over the past 20 years, a number of researchers have investigated pulsed light as a means for decontaminating food and food contact surfaces, non-opaque liquids and packaging materials.
The focus of public health and policy efforts have now expanded beyond the clinic to include concerns about the role of agricultural antibiotic use on human health, and the general role that foods have in transmitting antibiotic resistance to consumers. Is your product at risk?
As a result of the increase in food allergies, every restaurant operator and foodservice professional is on notice. Not only are tastes changing due to dietary restrictions, menu design now has life or death consequences—and operators are looking for solutions.
Although the importance of reducing antibiotic resistance is universally acknowledged, the details of how to identify best management practices and environmental Critical Control Points remain to be articulated.
The best approach to protect your product from chemical contamination is to identify the hazards in your ingredients before they can affect your final product.
Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.
Once you know the identity of the allergens that will be tested for as part of the validation, then you must select an appropriate test method.
Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.