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Integrating Pest Management Procedures to Protect Food Safety
Integrating Pest Management Procedures to Protect Food Safety

Pest management is a critical component of food safety programs worldwide.

Potential Applications of N-Halamines in Food Production, Processing and Packaging for Improving Food Safety
Potential Applications of N-Halamines in Food Production, Processing and Packaging for Improving  Food Safety

N-halamine sanitizers have superior efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, a lack of toxicity to humans, stability and low cost.

 

“Nanobombs” Protect Consumers from Foodborne Microorganisms
“Nanobombs” Protect Consumers from Foodborne Microorganisms

Recent advances in nanotechnology may provide a unique alternative intervention method to address the problem of foodborne diseases.

Employee Hygiene and Handwashing in Retail Foodservice Establishments
Employee Hygiene and Handwashing in Retail Foodservice Establishments

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.

Biofilm and Pathogen Mitigation: A Real Culture Change
Biofilm and Pathogen Mitigation:  A Real Culture Change

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.

LEDs Can Control Food Contamination without Chemicals
LEDs Can Control Food Contamination without Chemicals

The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) show great potential for contamination control of fresh-cut produce.

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry
Shiga Toxin-Producing <i>Escherichia coli</i> (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry

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.

 

Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel
Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel

Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.

Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community
Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community

Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.

 

Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis
Mycotoxins: A Food Safety Crisis

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?

Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing
Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing

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.

Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal
Foods and Antibiotic Resistance: Not All Resistance Is Created Equal

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?

Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond
Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond

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.

 

A Closer Look at Reducing Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
A Closer Look at Reducing Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

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.

 

Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!
Don’t Forget about Your Chemical Hazards!

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 Processing with Food Safety in Mind
Thermal Processing  with Food Safety in Mind

Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.

Best Practices with Allergen Swabbing
Best Practices with  Allergen Swabbing

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.
 

The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable
The Tragedy of Foodborne Illness: Much Is Preventable

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.
 

Six Tips for Establishing a Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen
Six Tips for Establishing a  Safe and Effective Gluten- Free Kitchen

Following a series of simple steps will help restaurants safely serve gluten-free menu offerings as an added value to their guests.

Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks

The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.           

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