The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.
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.
When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.
Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.
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?
On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?
Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?
Food animal agriculture is working to reduce its contribution to the antibiotic-resistance problem.
We are challenged to find strategies to improve consumer handling, and the meat industry can’t rely on the consumer to always effectively provide the final safety check.
Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.
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.
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
Managing risk is part of managing both food safety and quality in the production of poultry.
Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.
Testing raw beef products for E. coli is only one piece of a larger puzzle to make sure contaminated meat doesn’t make it into grocery stores or homes.
An update on the latest developments in meat science, compliance and food safety presented by expert panelists in a roundtable format.
This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
An interview with Dr. William Brown, ABC Research Corp., looks at the latest innovations in food microbiology trends.
The second article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.
Edible films potentially could be developed that contain antimicrobially encapsulated nanoparticles for improving the safety of meat.