Food Safety Magazine

April/May 2012

April/May 2012


 

Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern
Understanding STEC: A Growing Concern

To understand the challenges of testing for pathogenic STEC, we need to understand the mechanics of what makes them deadly.

Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354: Tempest in a Teapot or Serious Foodborne Pathogen?
<i>Enterococcus faecium</i> NRRL B-2354: Tempest in a Teapot or Serious Foodborne Pathogen?

Food manufacturers should not be discouraged from the use of E. faecium NRRL B-2354.

An Integrated Approach to Food Quality and Safety: A Case Study in the Cookie Industry
An Integrated Approach to Food Quality and Safety: A Case Study in the Cookie Industry

Combining HACCP with Failure Mode and Effects Analysis allows an effective, integrated approach to food safety.

“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.

Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety

Preventive maintenance is an area where a well-documented program can provide a company not just with significant cost savings but also with data for future savings.

Safe Food in a Changing World
Safe Food in a Changing World

How will economic crises affect the efforts over the last couple of decades to assure food safety and promote consumption of healthy food.

GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America
GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America

A large number of studies have examined the relationships between various manufacturing practices and the impact of such practices on food safety.
 

Food Packaging: Supplying Safety
Food Packaging: Supplying Safety

Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.

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.

Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice
Carbendazim Residues in Orange Juice

Science-based harmonization of food safety standards, especially those related to food additives, would have avoided this contamination incident altogether.