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Environmental Monitoring

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.

Is Your ATP System Giving You a False Sense of Security?
Is Your ATP System Giving You a False Sense of Security?

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?

Help Control Cross- contamination with a Comprehensive Sanitization Program
Help Control Cross- contamination with a  Comprehensive  Sanitization Program

As your company’s most valuable asset, it is essential to protect your products from all sources of cross-contamination.

Environmental Monitoring Key to Quality
Environmental Monitoring Key to Quality

A key component of every food processor’s quality program is environmental monitoring.

 

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.

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.

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.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
Addressing Environmental Monitoring Myths for Easy EMP
Addressing Environmental Monitoring Myths for Easy EMP
Perspectives on Practices in Food Plant Sanitation and Hygiene
Perspectives on Practices in Food Plant Sanitation and Hygiene

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.

Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests
Rapid Cleaning Validation Tests

Microbiological analyses do not detect organic residue resulting from ineffective cleaning, so validation is needed.

Developing an Integrated Sanitation Program Using Innovative Techniques
Developing an Integrated Sanitation Program Using Innovative Techniques

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.

Environmental Monitoring for Listeria: Getting Started
Environmental Monitoring for <i>Listeria:</i> <br>Getting Started

Tips for monitoring Listeria in food plants include acknowledging that Listeria is a pervasive microorganism that finds harborage in unlikely places.

Making ATP Monitoring Affordable Pays Dividends
Making ATP Monitoring Affordable Pays Dividends

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.

Today’s Food Sanitation Programs
Today’s Food Sanitation Programs

Learn how a carefully orchestrated sanitation program can protect you brand.

 

Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring
Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring

Adenosine triphosphate sanitation verification systems are now the standard method for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food companies around the world. 

 

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