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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

Water-Resistant, Antimicrobial Edible Wrap for Food Preservation
Water-Resistant, Antimicrobial Edible Wrap for Food Preservation

Edible films for food packaging help advance food preservation and extend shelf life. Researchers at Oregon State University showcase their innovative packaging solution.

Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations
Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations

Could silver offer an alternative antimicrobial food additive?

 

Using Biopreservation to Meet Natural Additive Needs
Using Biopreservation to Meet Natural Additive Needs

Can biopreservatives answer the call for “clean” labels?

Targeting Biofilms with Cold Plasma: New Approaches to a Persistent Problem
Targeting Biofilms with Cold Plasma: New Approaches to a Persistent Problem

Biofilms represent, at best, a persistent harborage for native microbes and, at worst, a source of ongoing contamination (and recontamination) with human pathogens.

Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry
Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry

Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.

 

Radio-Frequency Heating for Low-Moisture Foods
Radio-Frequency Heating for  Low-Moisture Foods

Low-moisture foods have low water activity, making it harder for microorganisms to utilize water in the food matrix.

Listeriosis: A Grim Reality for the Food Industry
Listeriosis: A Grim Reality  for the Food Industry

This hardy pathogen demands extra vigilance, particularly from meat and ready-to-eat processors.

High Pressure: Uses for Pasteurization
High Pressure: Uses for Pasteurization

Learn about the new food contamination control applications for high hydrostatic pressure processing.

 

Meeting the Allergen Challenge
Meeting the Allergen Challenge

How does a food producer develop an allergen control plan and minimize the risk of contamination?

5 Things to Know About Color-Coding
5 Things to Know About Color-Coding

Color-coding can help prevent cross-contamination due to pathogens, allergens and foreign contaminates in your company’s food plants.

Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products
Gluten-Free Update: What Food Processors Need to Know about Gluten-Containing Products

What does the term “gluten-free” actually mean to processors? To consumers?

Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens
Report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine:   Recommendations to the Food Industry and Regulatory Agencies on the Management of Food Allergens

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has issued a report with recommendations for improving the situation for individuals with food allergies.

The Emergence of Livestock-Associated MRSA Bears Watching
The Emergence of Livestock-Associated MRSA Bears Watching

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged in livestock. What will the public health implications be?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind
Your Food Contamination Crisis Plan: Four Steps to (Relative) Peace of Mind

Everyone in the food business must be prepared with an appropriate food contamination crisis plan. Is yours in place?

Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels
Consumers Turn an Eye to Clean Labels

While clean labels may be associated with natural, organic and nongenetically modified organism claims, the term does not necessarily equate to natural or organic.

Allergens & Cross-Contamination: Education vs. Ignorance
Allergens & Cross-Contamination: Education vs. Ignorance

As food industry leaders, it is critical to keep a clean, safe environment for all consumers. Continuous education and training are important steps in that process.

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