Food Safety Magazine

Meat/Poultry

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.

The Journey to a State of Control
The Journey to a State of Control

Product contamination is the result of the pathogen being moved from its protective harborage site to the product or product contact surface.

Countering the Myths Surrounding the Meat Industry
Countering the Myths Surrounding  the Meat Industry

There is work to do to help the public understand livestock production and the practices associated with it.
 

Meeting the Challenge of E. coli O157:H7 Control Head On
Meeting the Challenge of <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Control Head On

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Advances and Challenges in the Control of Salmonella in Poultry
Advances and Challenges in the Control of <i>Salmonella</i> in Poultry

An interview with J. Stan Bailey, Ph.D. on where the food industry is with regard to control of microbiological contamination of poultry.

Wendy’s International: The Beef is in the Audit
Wendy’s International: The Beef is in the Audit

Enhanced audit data management has also improved the Wendy’s auditing team’s ability to pull more usable information out of audits.

Salmonella Serotyping in Poultry: Ready or Not, Here It Comes
<i>Salmonella</i> Serotyping in Poultry: Ready or Not,  Here It Comes

New regulations and HACCP programs require innovative approaches to identify Salmonella contamination.

Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track
Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track

A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.

Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria
Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria

An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.

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.

Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami
Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami

In the manufacturing of meat products, starter cultures are still used for technological reasons but are also are protective by inhibiting spoilage and pathogenic bacteria.  

Well-done or Over-done? Questioning Popular Notions About Meat and Cancer
Well-done or Over-done? Questioning Popular Notions About Meat and Cancer

As nitrite’s human health benefits are uncovered, it’s critical to remember why nitrite is added to cured meats in the first place: food safety.

N60—What It Is and What It Is Not
N60—What It Is and What It Is Not

N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.

Animal Welfare and Food Safety
Animal Welfare and Food Safety

When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.


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