Raw meat and poultry products sold direct-to-consumer may carry higher concentrations of harmful bacteria compared with those produced commercially.
N60-Trim sampling is recognized as the gold standard sampling procedure for beef trimmings destined for raw ground use across the beef industry.
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.
Product contamination is the result of the pathogen being moved from its protective harborage site to the product or product contact surface.
Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, as well as their control, are a major worldwide public health issue in ready-to-eat meat.
The environmental sampling program is critical to preventing and controlling Listeria in ready-to-eat meat and poultry environments.
The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.
No matter which parameter is considered, studies clearly show that poultry plants across the U.S. are utilizing interventions that are effective for significantly reducing bacterial populations.
The first article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.
New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.
Doug Willrett of Rhodia Food discusses the growing trend toward developing antimicrobial ingredients for the food industry.
New regulations and HACCP programs require innovative approaches to identify Salmonella contamination.
A significant aspect of imported meat and poultry products that many people may not realize is that individual establishments cannot make application to the FSIS to export products to the U.S.
Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.
A closer look at Tyson Foods’ Corporate Laboratory and Research Services Group and how they maximize the food safety of its products.
While condensation in food production facilities is a common occurrence, what truly are the hazards associated with condensation and how serious is the threat it poses?
Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.
As nitrite’s human health benefits are uncovered, it’s critical to remember why nitrite is added to cured meats in the first place: food safety.
An interview with J. Stan Bailey, Ph.D. on where the food industry is with regard to control of microbiological contamination of poultry.
When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.