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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

Beating Listeria: Specialty Brands’ Aggressive Approach
Beating <i>Listeria</i>:  Specialty Brands’ Aggressive Approach

A discussion is presented in Specialty Brands’ approach to combating Listeria in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products.

Writing and Implementing an Allergen Control Plan
Writing and Implementing an Allergen Control Plan

Setting up and implementing an allergen control plan (ACP) in your food processing plant is an good way to avoid inadvertent allergen cross-contamination.

Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian
Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian

The first article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.

 

E. coli O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level
<i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Intervention for Use at Retail Level

As E. coli O157:H7 emerged as a significant foodborne illness-causing pathogen, efforts were made to measure the incidence of this microorganism in raw ground beef and trimmings.

Ensuring Safe Food Conveyance at Every Processing Stage
Ensuring Safe Food  Conveyance at Every  Processing Stage

Selecting the wrong conveyor belts can lead to food contamination, product recalls and, ultimately, loss of consumer confidence.

Help Control Cross- contamination with a Comprehensive Sanitization Program
Help Control Cross- contamination with a  Comprehensive  Sanitization Program

As your company’s most valuable asset, it is essential to protect your products from all sources of cross-contamination.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.

Still Afraid of the Big Bad Bugs?
Still Afraid of the Big Bad Bugs?

This guide to online resources highlights some of the recent and promising research and scientific advances in microbial prevention, detection and process control technologies

Reducing Lead Exposure from Food
Reducing Lead Exposure from Food

In the 1990s, FDA undertook additional efforts to ban or restrict uses of lead in association with food.

AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else
AllergenControl™ Detection Kits Have Features Found Nowhere Else

Having a food allergen management plan is critically important for all food companies to avoid a recall for allergen mislabeling.

 

Implementing Active Managerial Control Principles in a Retail Food Business
Implementing Active Managerial Control Principles in a Retail Food Business

The retail foodservice business must achieve daily active managerial control (AMC) of the risk factors contributing to foodborne illness.

 

Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination
Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination

Microbiological cross-contamination has been a contributing factor to several well-documented outbreaks of foodborne illness.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1
Food Microbiology in Focus, An Expert Roundtable, Part 1

An expert roundtable discussion tackles the most pressing issues in food microbiology.

 

Thermal Inactivation of Wine Spoilage Yeasts to Validate Steam Sanitation Protocols in Wineries
Thermal Inactivation of Wine Spoilage Yeasts to Validate Steam Sanitation Protocols  in Wineries

Management of spoilage organisms is generally accomplished by following Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Hygiene Practices in the winery.

Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds
Cooperative Investigation Response to the 2004 <i>Salmonella</i> Enteritidis Outbreak from Raw Almonds

This article explores the details of the 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak, the methods used to link cases of illness and subsequent actions by industry to prevent future outbreaks.

How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety
How to Keep Your Focus on Food Safety

How does one distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate or unsupported claims of foodborne illness?

New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat
New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat

Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.

Meeting the Challenge of E. coli O157:H7 Control Head On
Meeting the Challenge of <i>E. coli</i> O157:H7 Control Head On

Testing raw beef products for E. coli is only one piece of a larger puzzle to make sure contaminated meat doesn’t make it into grocery stores or homes.

The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods
The Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobial Ingredients in Maintaining the Safety and Shelf-Life of Refrigerated Foods

Can new antimicrobial ingredients really make a difference in the safety of refrigerated foods?

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