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.
Food production staff know how difficult it is to ensure that the surfaces on which food comes into contact are clean.
It is widely accepted that ATP testing can be a valuable tool in monitoring and trending overall hygiene levels in food environments, but is it sufficient?
As your company’s most valuable asset, it is essential to protect your products from all sources of cross-contamination.
A key component of every food processor’s quality program is environmental monitoring.
Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.
The food industry and government have long been aware of the persistence of Listeria in the environment and in processing plants.
Part three in a series on sampling, focusing on food safety quality control in microbial air sampling.
An interview with Catherine W. Donnelly, Ph.D., University of Vermont, provides background on the emergence of this pathogen as a health concern.
The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.
The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.
Joseph M. Stout is interviewed to provide an industry perspective on the general sanitation principles and practices at work in today’s food manufacturing operations.
Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.
When a food company begins to develop an integrated sanitation program to better ensure the quality and safety of its products, teamwork is essential to the program’s success.
Tips for monitoring Listeria in food plants include acknowledging that Listeria is a pervasive microorganism that finds harborage in unlikely places.
ATP monitoring has changed food safety program operations, delivering real-time sanitation data and enabling cleaning teams to make informed decisions about the cleanliness of equipment.
Learn how a carefully orchestrated sanitation program can protect you brand.
Adenosine triphosphate sanitation verification systems are now the standard method for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food companies around the world.