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Listeriosis: A Grim Reality for the Food Industry
Listeriosis: A Grim Reality  for the Food Industry

This hardy pathogen demands extra vigilance, particularly from meat and ready-to-eat processors.

Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing
Environmental Monitoring in the Era of <br> Whole-Genome Sequencing

In reviewing environmental monitoring programs for food manufacturing facilities, a common weakness is the investigation into the root cause of the positive test result.

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.

Food Safety and Farmers Markets
Food Safety and  Farmers Markets

Although the farmers and market managers used many good practices, some practices being used may put consumers at risk for foodborne illness.

An Environmental Sampling Approach to Product Risk Assessment
An Environmental Sampling Approach to Product Risk Assessment

The principal source of contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods is environmental contamination within the processing facility.

Thermal Processing with Food Safety in Mind
Thermal Processing  with Food Safety in Mind

Thermal treatments are critical in controlling food-borne pathogens in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.

Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads
Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads

Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
 

GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America
GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America

A large number of studies have examined the relationships between various manufacturing practices and the impact of such practices on food safety.
 

New French Bakery Does Food Safety From Scratch
New French Bakery Does Food Safety From Scratch

New French Bakery describes its approach to creating effective food safety and quality programs.

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.

Fresherized Foods: Success Under Pressure
Fresherized Foods: Success Under Pressure

Fresherized Foods’ is committed to advancing high-pressure processing technology and its applications by actively collaborating with stakeholders and experts in the field.

Acrylamide: The Issue That Refuses to Die
Acrylamide: The Issue That Refuses to Die

The acrylamide issue regarding food safety refuses to die no matter how many times food scientists shoot it down.

Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Fried Foods
Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Fried Foods

The dynamic nature of frying and the sea changes that the industry is experiencing with trans fatty acids means that processors and restaurant operators must take even greater care to follow good quality practices.

Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection
Advances in Honey Adulteration Detection

Adulteration of pure honey with synthetic honey has become much more prevalent in recent years.

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.

Listeria monocytogenes: Controlling the Hazard in RTE Meat and Poultry Processing Environments
<i>Listeria monocytogenes:</i> Controlling the Hazard in RTE Meat and Poultry Processing Environments

The environmental sampling program is critical to preventing and controlling Listeria in ready-to-eat meat and poultry environments.

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.

Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?
Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?

Visiting and observing retail establishments will provide a broad perspective on how food safety processes are implemented and the level of commitment to food safety.

Harmonization of Global Regulations in Ready-to-Eat Foods
Harmonization of Global Regulations in <br>Ready-to-Eat Foods

The measurement of L. monocytogenes plays a significant role in the perceived control of this specific microorganism in ready-to-eat foods.

How Safe Are Snack Foods?
How Safe Are Snack Foods?

Snack foods are all low in moisture. They have low water activity and do not support the growth of food pathogens or even spoilage organisms.

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