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Environmental Monitoring

Food Plant SOPs: The Backbone of Your Food Safety System
Food Plant SOPs:  The Backbone of Your  Food Safety System

SOPs and SSOPs must be integral and foundational parts of all food manufacturing facilities’ food safety program.

The Burden of Listeriosis
The Burden of Listeriosis

Prevention and control measures should be considered for Listeria spp., not just L. monocytogenes, and at every aspect of the farm-to-fork continuum
 

Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program
Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program

The importance of a sound environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated.


Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props
Give Food Plant Sanitarians Their Props

How do we make sure that we have put sanitation in a position to be the most important department in the plant?
 

Verification of Effective Sanitation Control Strategies
Verification of Effective Sanitation Control Strategies

Although the cleaning and sanitizing of a food production operation go hand in hand, the verification of the effectiveness of the latter step has received increasing attention recently.

RCS Air Samplers Deliver Effective Microbial Monitoring of Ambient Air
RCS Air Samplers Deliver Effective Microbial Monitoring of Ambient Air

Proactive routine air sampling will detect viable airborne particles and establish typical microbial reference data.

The True Value of ATP Data
The True Value of ATP Data

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) detection has become the industry standard for “measuring” or monitoring these sanitation programs.

The “Crystal Ball” of Food Sanitation: Is There Really One Out There?
The “Crystal Ball” of Food Sanitation: Is There Really One Out There?

Food sanitation is a team effort between your facility and skilled sanitation providers.
 

RFID Technology Makes Sanitation Monitoring Easier and Quicker
RFID Technology Makes Sanitation Monitoring Easier and Quicker

The latest technological advancements in sanitation monitoring have greatly simplified ATP test data plan creation, and test data collection and interpretation.

Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination
Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination

Microbiological cross-contamination has been a contributing factor to several well-documented outbreaks of foodborne illness.

Green Housekeeping: Strategies and Sanitation Tools
Green Housekeeping: Strategies and Sanitation Tools

Conservatively, going green can save the food industry upwards of $15 million annually.


Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The ATP Real-Time Advantage in Sanitation Monitoring
The ATP Real-Time Advantage in Sanitation Monitoring

Food production staff know how difficult it is to ensure that the surfaces on which food comes into contact are clean.

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.

Moving Forward to Achieve Global Listeria Control
Moving Forward to Achieve Global <i>Listeria</i> Control

The food industry and government have long been aware of the persistence of Listeria in the environment and in processing plants.
 

Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques
Successful Sampling Program, Part III: Environmental Air and Surface Techniques

Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.

Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant
Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant

The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.

Getting a Handle on Listeria
Getting a Handle on <i>Listeria</i>

An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.

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.

Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection
Advanced Technology for Rapid Pathogen Detection

Advancements in technology have led to unprecedented speed and ease in the definitive detection of specific pathogens of particular concern to the food industry.

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