Food Safety Magazine

Meat/Poultry

Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats
Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats

The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.

Control of Salmonella, Campylobacter and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry
Control of <i>Salmonella, Campylobacter</i> and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry

No matter which parameter is considered, studies clearly show that poultry plants across the U.S. are utilizing interventions that are effective for significantly reducing bacterial populations.
 

BSE in the USA Redux: How Mad Are We Getting?
BSE in the USA Redux: How Mad Are We Getting?

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

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.

Case Studies in Food Protection: Rhodia Foods
Case Studies in Food Protection: Rhodia Foods

Doug Willrett of Rhodia Food discusses the growing trend toward developing antimicrobial ingredients for the food industry.

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.

Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry
Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry

A significant aspect of imported meat and poultry products that many people may not realize is that individual establishments cannot make application to the FSIS to export products to the U.S.

Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better
Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better

A closer look at Tyson Foods’ Corporate Laboratory and Research Services Group and how they maximize the food safety of its products.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.  

“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety
“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety

Food safety policy of the European Commission is aimed at ensuring high levels of consumer interest and health protection.

Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?
Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?

Don A. Franco, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, describes his assessment of a conference seminar on ground beef contamination with multi-drug-resistant Salmonella.

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.

How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records
How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records

A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
 

Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World
Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World

Ensuring the safety of poultry is a shared responsibility of farmers, producers, processors and retailers as well as federal and state agencies.

Innovative Tool Helps Meat Processor Safely Reduce Sanitizer Use by 35%
Innovative Tool Helps Meat Processor Safely Reduce Sanitizer Use by 35%

Reducing chemical use during sanitation shifts can save money for a processor money over time, increasing the bottom line.

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