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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.

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support
Food Lab Accreditation Takes Off With FDA, USDA Support

For a lab to receive accreditation, it must be able to prove to an accrediting body that its tests are applicable, appropriate and functioning correctly.

Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing
Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing

It is generally understood and accepted by food safety scientists that it is impossible to achieve food safety by testing or inspecting finished products.

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.

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.

Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating E. coli
Advances in Automated Rapid Methods for Enumerating <i>E. coli</i>

Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.

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.

Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials
Training in an Integrated Food Safety System: Focus on Food Proteciton Officials

For training and certification to be successful, all food protection professionals must have a clearly defined skill set to do their jobs.

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.

Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?
Food Safety’s New Regulatory Reality: Are You Prepared?

With a flurry of changes and new food safety regulations on the horizon, companies have the opportunity to discover more efficient and effective methods of consumer protection.
 

Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern
Antibiotic Resistance: <br>An Emerging Food Safety Concern

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.

Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan
Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan

Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.

State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
State of an Industry: <i>Salmonella</i> and Bovine Lymph Nodes

Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.

HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line
HACCP: A View to the Bottom Line

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has emerged as the leading program for ensuring food safety.

Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward
Creating the Rapid Response Road Map: Collaboration Points the Way Forward

In recent years, federal, state and local agencies have shifted their thinking toward the concept of building an integrated food safety system.

Ingredient Chain of Custody: Impact on Food Safety
Ingredient Chain of Custody:  Impact on Food Safety

When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.

Food Virology Collaborative: NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses
Food Virology Collaborative:  NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses

The long-term goal of NoroCORE is to reduce the burden of foodborne disease associated with viruses, particularly noroviruses.

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

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