During last decade, a few novel intervention technologies were successfully developed, approved by regulatory agencies and applied as inactivation steps to enhance food safety.
Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.
Over the past 20 years, a number of researchers have investigated pulsed light as a means for decontaminating food and food contact surfaces, non-opaque liquids and packaging materials.
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.
The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.
ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.
To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.
The latest technological advancements in microbial contamination control are reviewered.
There is work to do to help the public understand livestock production and the practices associated with it.
This study evaluated steam-heat processing of food within a covered Cambro pan containing water with energy generated via microwaves.
What has the industry been doing over the past 30 years to make meat safer?
The contamination and/or growth of pathogenic bacteria in acidic food products, fruit juices and fruit-based drinks is of great concern.
Several methods have been developed to extract and test for total norovirus contamination in foods; however, there are no internationally recognized standard methods to date.
A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.
The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.
Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.
Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.
When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.