Food Safety Magazine

December 2016/January 2017

December 2016/January 2017
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?
Is It Time for a “Kill Step” for Pathogens on Produce at Retail?

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases from fresh and fresh-cut produce continue to occur in the United States. The variables related to the degree of microbial pathogen contamination of produce are very high.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry
The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry

This is the time for the spice industry to ensure that they have nothing less than a world-class food safety system.

Mitigation of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meats Using Lactic Acid Bacteria
Mitigation of <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> in  Ready-to-Eat Meats Using Lactic Acid Bacteria

The control of L. monocytogenes in RTE meat products…relies on the use of intensive environmental sanitation programs.

December 14, 2016
Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved
Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved

Let’s take a journey back in time and reflect on how and why hygienic design plays a critical role in food safety and pathogen control.

December 14, 2016
How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are Implementing High Standards for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment
How Leaders in the Cannabis Industry Are  Implementing High Standards  for Food Safety in an Unregulated Environment

If companies are left to fend for themselves, then what exactly are industry leaders doing to become federally compliant and meet food safety guidelines?

December 14, 2016
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines
Getting Ready for FSMA’s Allergen Guidelines

Allergens could be introduced into a food product many ways, most involving accidental cross-contact of some kind.

December 14, 2016
Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation
Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation

Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.

December 14, 2016
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

December 14, 2016
Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing
Environmental Monitoring in the Era of <br> Whole-Genome Sequencing

In reviewing environmental monitoring programs for food manufacturing facilities, a common weakness is the investigation into the root cause of the positive test result.