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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

Jana’s Classics: Allergen Control Program Provides Peace of Mind
Jana’s Classics: Allergen Control Program Provides Peace of Mind

Jana’s Classics’ founder and president Jana Taylor discusses the critical elements of successful allergen control programs in the food supply chain.

Food Virology Collaborative: NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses
Food Virology Collaborative:  NoroCORE Tackles Foodborne Viruses

The long-term goal of NoroCORE is to reduce the burden of foodborne disease associated with viruses, particularly noroviruses.

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.

Testing for Irradiated Food to Ensure Quality
Testing for Irradiated Food to Ensure Quality

 

 

 

 

 

Foodborne Salmonellosis: Current International Concerns
Foodborne Salmonellosis: Current International Concerns

Salmonella spp. are the leading cause of foodborne bacterial diseases in many countries.
 

The Nexus Between Food Safety and Food Security
The Nexus Between Food Safety and Food Security

Food security is dependent upon a strong global food safety system.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: RRTs in Action
Where the Rubber Meets the Road:  RRTs in Action

Real-world examples of Rapid Response Teams responding to incidents are described.

Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning on the Rise?
Funky Fish: Is Ciguatera Fish Poisoning  on the Rise?

While ciguatera continues to be a public health concern, the best way to prevent illnesses is to increase awareness in at-risk populations.

Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production
Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production

Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality
Critical Flow: Planning for Water Safety & Quality

Water may be adulterated by a number of chemical, heavy metal, microbial and physical hazards that pose potential public health risks if they are present at high levels.

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.

Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public
Dairy Industrywide Food Safety Collaboration Aims to Protect the Public

The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.

Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends
Allergen Management: Challenges and Trends

Food allergies are a public health concern that must be addressed from the farm to table.

A Year in Foreign Material Contamination
A Year in Foreign Material Contamination

A detailed discussion of maintenance system requirements to prevent foreign material contamination incidents is warranted.
 

Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?
Raw Poultry: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

Today’s poultry is much more efficient in terms of genetics than anything previously seen, and a chicken of the future will be significantly different from today’s; it will absolutely need to be.

Potential Use of Edible Nanoscale Coatings for Meat
Potential Use of Edible Nanoscale Coatings for Meat

Edible films potentially could be developed that contain antimicrobially encapsulated nanoparticles for improving the safety of meat.

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