Food Safety Magazine

Meat/Poultry

BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?
BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?

Introduction of bovine spongiform encephalitis risk for the food industry.
 

Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria
Development of a Rapid Method for Enumerating Specific Types of Bacteria

An enormous amount of research has been conducted with regard to detecting pathogenic bacteria; however, in many cases, pathogenic bacterial counts may be more appropriate.

Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry
Atmospheric Plasma Technology in the Meat Industry

Atmospheric plasma offers a number of advantages over existing food safety technologies in meat production facilities.

Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox
Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox

What has the industry been doing over the past 30 years to make meat safer?

Campylobacter jejuni: Understanding the New Food Superbug
<i>Campylobacter jejuni:</i> Understanding the New Food Superbug

Campylobacter are the most common bacteria associated with food poisoning and contamination in Europe, the U.S. and in the developing world.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

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.

Well-done or Over-done? Questioning Popular Notions About Meat and Cancer
Well-done or Over-done? Questioning Popular Notions About Meat and Cancer

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.

Advances and Challenges in the Control of Salmonella in Poultry
Advances and Challenges in the Control of <i>Salmonella</i> in Poultry

An interview with J. Stan Bailey, Ph.D. on where the food industry is with regard to control of microbiological contamination of poultry.

Animal Welfare and Food Safety
Animal Welfare and Food Safety

When we debate how animals should be treated, we are also debating the safety of our food.

 

Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track
Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track

A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.

Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami
Bacteriocin-Producing Starter Cultures for Salami

In the manufacturing of meat products, starter cultures are still used for technological reasons but are also are protective by inhibiting spoilage and pathogenic bacteria.  

“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety
“Tradition, Quality and European Taste” Campaign on European Meat Safety

Food safety policy of the European Commission is aimed at ensuring high levels of consumer interest and health protection.

Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?
Can Food Safety Issues Ever Result in Consensus?

Don A. Franco, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, describes his assessment of a conference seminar on ground beef contamination with multi-drug-resistant Salmonella.

Wendy’s International: The Beef is in the Audit
Wendy’s International: The Beef is in the Audit

Enhanced audit data management has also improved the Wendy’s auditing team’s ability to pull more usable information out of audits.

Melding Beef Product Quality and Safety
Melding Beef Product Quality and Safety

The Certified Angus Beef brand was founded by Angus cattle rancher members of the American Angus Association.

How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records
How to Appeal FSIS Noncompliance Records

A stepwise approach for appealing FSIS noncompliance judgments is provided.
 

Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World
Poultry Safety in an Ever-Changing World

Ensuring the safety of poultry is a shared responsibility of farmers, producers, processors and retailers as well as federal and state agencies.

Innovative Tool Helps Meat Processor Safely Reduce Sanitizer Use by 35%
Innovative Tool Helps Meat Processor Safely Reduce Sanitizer Use by 35%

Reducing chemical use during sanitation shifts can save money for a processor money over time, increasing the bottom line.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.

Countering the Myths Surrounding the Meat Industry
Countering the Myths Surrounding  the Meat Industry

There is work to do to help the public understand livestock production and the practices associated with it.
 

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