The risks associated with mycotoxins occurring in field crops, foods, feeds and animal products impact food safety.
The DNA-based methods such as polymerase chain reaction appear to offer good potential in advancing the technology of rapid microbial detection.
Nelson A. Cox, Ph.D., a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service talks about the state of research into Campylobacter.
Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.
Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.
An interview with Daniel Y.C. Fung, Ph.D. focuses on the latest innovations in rapid and automated microbial testing methods.
In addition to quality control programs, an added element of quality assurance programs implemented as part of quality management systems include HACCP plans.
Campylobacter is also one of the foodborne pathogens that have frustrated public health agencies’ efforts to reduce its contribution to illnesses.
EPA stated that the vast majority of dioxin exposure is found in food and there is a direct link between fatty foods and dioxin residues.
Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.
Guidelines intended to provide assistance to carbon dioxide suppliers and users in achieving compliance with applicable international regulatory standards.
Spiral plating is an ideal tool for both research and quality assurance personnel.
A review of the latest advancements in microbial pathogen testing technologies.
This article reviews the current research, regulations and identification and detection methods available to processors for the evaluation of Salmonella and Campylobacter in food products.
Enumeration methods have improved dramatically in the past few years, becoming more rapid, more automated and more accurate.
Pathogen testing is a key component and critical success factor in effective food safety and process control programs.
The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.
The food processing industry has recently witnessed the introduction of new or improved rapid methods for the detection of foodborne pathogens and toxins.
Bioengineered products designed to promote human health continue to show up on the radar.
Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.