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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

An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply
An Expert Stakeholder Survey on the Microbiological Safety of the U.S. Food Supply

Foodborne disease continues to be of major concern to public health officials, food manufacturers, academic researchers and consumer protection groups worldwide.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program
Fine-Tuning Your Environmental Monitoring Program

The importance of a sound environmental monitoring program cannot be overstated.

 

AMIF’s Food Safety Initiative: Progress and Possibilities
AMIF’s Food Safety Initiative: Progress and Possibilities

Experts from the American Meat Institute conduct a roundtable discussion of the key issues facing the meat industry today.

Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan
Radlo Foods Hatches a High-Tech Egg Safety Plan

Radlo Foods describes their innovative approach to egg safety.

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.

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.

Flavors Should Burst, Not Packages
Flavors Should Burst, Not Packages

While spoilage can take many forms, swelling packages serve as beacons of bacterial contamination.

BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?
BSE in the USA: How Mad Can We Get?

Introduction of bovine spongiform encephalitis risk for the food industry.
 

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