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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

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.

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.

Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track
Inside Meat & Poultry: Getting Science on Track

A roundtable with Randall D. Huffman, Ph.D., Alice L. Johnson, DVM, William Brown, Ph.D., and Scott M. Russell, Ph.D.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

Acrylamide: The Issue That Refuses to Die
Acrylamide: The Issue That Refuses to Die

The acrylamide issue regarding food safety refuses to die no matter how many times food scientists shoot it down.

Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"
Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"

The fundamental objective of any food company is to produce a safe and wholesome product that meets the claims of the product’s label.
 

Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA
Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA

While it is not supposed to be there, acrylamide can form in food as a result of a heat-induced reaction between two naturally occurring ingredients, the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars.

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test
Rapid Optical Microbial Test System Finding Favor As Probiotic Test

Rapid optical system can detect conventional microbial contamination or presence of desired probiotic organisms.

Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions
Complete Solutions, Safe Decisions

Most experts agree that one of the key pathways to preventing E. coli outbreaks is the early detection of the pathogen.

Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

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