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Contamination Control

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Contamination Control category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Allergens, Chemical, Cross-Contamination, Microbiological, Physical, Reduction Methods

How to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses from Occurring at your Organization
How to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses from Occurring at your Organization

A closer look at the issues plaguing the Chipotle chain. How does this foodservice company get back on track?

Microplastic Contamination of the Food Supply Chain
Microplastic Contamination  of the Food Supply Chain

Microplastics include particles of varying size, shape, and chemical composition that contribute to contamination of the environment and the food supply.

The Evolution of Sanitation and Hygienic Design in Bakeries
The Evolution of Sanitation and Hygienic Design in Bakeries

The bakery industry is gaining a better understanding that there are hazards associated with its products.

Time Flies When Temperatures Rise
Time Flies When Temperatures Rise

The risk assessment and management strategies for minimizing the potential for growth of undesirable microorganisms leading to toxin production in a food matrix/manufacturing system are examined.

Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control
Processors Increasingly Turning to Testing for Allergen Control

The data indicate that processors are making preventive efforts to maintain or improve the performance of their allergen programs.

Walking on Eggshells: Do You Know the Risks?
Walking on Eggshells: Do You Know the Risks?

Egg safety begins with the chicken, or rather the chicken farmer. Farmers must be ever vigilant in identifying and then eliminating any possible routes of Salmonella contamination.

The Importance of a Good Food Safety Program to Control Norovirus
The Importance of a Good Food Safety Program to Control Norovirus

Foodservice establishments are the main source of norovirus outbreaks. Learn how you can control this major food pathogen in your establishment.

Sanitization and Gluten-Free Dining: Fact versus Fiction
Sanitization and Gluten-Free Dining: Fact versus Fiction

Restaurants need to take precautions to sanitize gluten-free food prep areas and kitchen equipment: Are you doing enough?

Healthy Fresh Produce in a Sweet Wrap
Healthy Fresh Produce  in a Sweet Wrap

Since food contamination occurs mostly at the surface of food, food packaging plays an important role in preventing the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms.
 

Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety
Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety

Washing and rinsing the produce with water alone are not sufficient to eliminate pathogens.

Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?
Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?

 As hygiene interventions have evolved, some have been found to be too risky for continuation.

UV Light-Emitting Diodes: The Upcoming Solution for Enhanced Food Safety
UV Light-Emitting Diodes: The Upcoming Solution for Enhanced Food Safety

UV technology has found applications in the food production chain, because it is an effective dry processing method that can improve both food safety and quality parameters.

Food Allergies and Celiac Disease
Food Allergies and  Celiac Disease

Food manufacturers must evaluate their operations to recognize and develop plans to control allergens.

Ensuring the Safety of Gluten-Free Menu Items with Written Documentation
Ensuring the Safety of Gluten-Free Menu Items with Written Documentation

Putting procedures in writing so that they can be carefully followed is a best practice that should be in place in every establishment offering gluten-free or other allergy-safe dishes.

The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination
The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination

As the food production environment should not be a source of biological, chemical or physical contamination, the different steps to mitigate those risks will be examined in terms of hygienic zoning.

Handling Food Safety Risks in a Retail Bakery
Handling Food Safety Risks  in a Retail Bakery

Knowing the specific food safety needs of each product and ensuring each step is traceable are key to an effective retail bakery food safety program.

Listeria monocytogenes Finds an Alternate Path to Cross the Gut Wall
<i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> Finds an Alternate Path to Cross the Gut Wall

A new study shows that Listeria adhesion protein can open the gut epithelial wall, providing an alternate path for the bacterial systemic spread and making this pathogen a highly efficient invasive foodborne pathogen.

Sanitation Verification for Allergen Control
Sanitation Verification for Allergen Control

A sanitation issue that processors always rank high on their list of concerns is employee compliance with cleaning protocols and policies.

How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?
How Should Packaging Be Addressed in Your Food Safety Program?

Does packaging pose a risk, and how should it be addressed in your food safety management system?

Warning: Temporary Prop 65 Safe Harbor for BPA Exposures from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages Has Expired
Warning: Temporary Prop 65 Safe Harbor for BPA Exposures from Canned and Bottled Foods and Beverages Has Expired

Here is what food and beverage manufacturers and sellers need to know about the expiration of the temporary Proposition 65 safe harbor warning for bisphenol A (BPA) exposure.

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