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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.

 

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

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.

On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps in Food Safety?
On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps  in Food Safety?

Are foods produced close to home by small, independent producers really inherently more safe than—or at least as safe as—foods produced by large companies?

Public Health Risk of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
Public Health Risk of  Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

Food animal agriculture is working to reduce its contribution to the antibiotic-resistance problem.

When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?
When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?

Various segments of the beef processing industry now test for the Top Six EHEC using test kits or services from a number of companies or commercial laboratories.

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.

Campylobacter: Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem
<i>Campylobacter:</i> Research Advances in Sourcing the Problem

Nelson A. Cox, Ph.D., a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service talks about the state of research into Campylobacter.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing
Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing

Thermal processing of foods has been practiced for thousands of years to impart certain organoleptic properties to foods and also to help preserve 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.

E. coli O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level
<i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level

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.

Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck Listeria Testing
Combination Meat Processing Plant Doesn’t Duck <i>Listeria</i> Testing

When ready-to-eat meat products are processed in the same facility as raw meats, frequent, reliable Listeria testing is a vital part of a food safety program.

Inhibiting Listeria Growth to Improve Food Safety
Inhibiting <i>Listeria</i> Growth to Improve Food Safety

The development of lactate and diacetate inhibits Listeria growth as do many other ingredients, enlarging the array of choices for processors in meat safety.
 

BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues
BSE in the USA: The Madness Continues

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

Building a Solid Foundation in Meat Processing and Preparation
Building a Solid Foundation in  Meat Processing and Preparation

The State University College of Agriculture and Technology in Cobleskill, NY, offers curricula in every facet of food production.

Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality
Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality

Fiorucci Foods reveals their approach to food traceability, which has enhanced their overall levels of food safety and quality.

Trends in Meat Safety: The Scientific Advantage
Trends in Meat Safety: The Scientific Advantage

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.

Game Meat: A Complex Food Safety and Animal Health Issue
Game Meat: A Complex Food Safety and Animal Health Issue

This article identifies many common game meat species and discusses some of the food safety and regulatory issues associated with game meats.

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