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.

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.

Food Safety at Farmers Markets: A Reality Check
Food Safety at Farmers Markets:  A Reality Check

Raw meat and poultry products sold direct-to-consumer may carry higher concentrations of harmful bacteria compared with those produced commercially.

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.

Latest Trends in Meat Safety: How Will We Validate Meat Plant HACCP Systems?
Latest Trends in Meat Safety:  How Will We Validate Meat Plant HACCP Systems?

Transparency among regulatory bodies, scientists and industry will continue to be of paramount importance as food safety controls and HACCP systems evolve for meat safety.

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.

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.

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