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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

The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems
The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems

Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.

Updates from the NoroCORE Project: Progress toward Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Viruses
Updates from the NoroCORE Project: Progress toward Reducing the Burden of Foodborne Viruses

The major achievements and long-standing impacts of the Norovirus Collaborative for Outreach, Research and Education (NoroCORE) will continue well beyond the life of the initial project.

Prevalence of Campylobacter Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail
Prevalence of <i>Campylobacter</i> Contamination in Raw Chicken and Chicken Liver at Retail

Campylobacter has been found to be the most common bacteria causing human gastroenteritis in the world.

An FDA Update on Egg Safety
An FDA Update on Egg Safety

Reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis in eggs has been a focus of the egg industry, consumer groups, research scientists and the federal government for the last decade.

Mission’s Statement: Food Safety is Everyone’s Job
Mission’s Statement: Food Safety is Everyone’s Job

Mission Foods embraces food safety from the top down in a company-wide culture.

Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination
Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination

Shouldn’t allergens be considered the fourth hazard in a HACCP program, rather than simply a chemical hazard as they are currently defined?

Using PEF to Assure Safety of Fresh Juices
Using PEF to Assure Safety of Fresh Juices

Despite a small marketshare of about 2% in the beverage category, unpasteurized fruit juices and juice products are associated with a major fraction of reported foodborne outbreaks in the U.S.

Advancing the Food Safety Agenda
Advancing the Food Safety Agenda

A discussion of microbial food safety by a renowned food microbiologist.

 

BSE and the Safety of Beef: A Perspective
BSE and the Safety of Beef: A Perspective

The second article in a series taking a look at the threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to the food industry.

Sustainable Solution for Low-Acid Aseptic Filling
Sustainable Solution for Low-Acid Aseptic Filling

Low-acid aseptic filling is the process of bringing together a commercially sterile product with a commercially sterile package in a sterile environment.

Detectable Shoe and Sleeve Covers

Detectamet has introduced disposable shoe and sleeve covers made from a resilient, fully detectable material.

Microbial Risk Assessment: Achievements and Future Challenges
Microbial Risk Assessment: Achievements and Future Challenges

To ensure the safety of food products in the U.S., we use a risk analysis approach to enhance the scientific basis of regulatory decisions and implement food safety programs.

How to Assess the Risk of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods
How to Assess the Risk of Emerging Chemical Contaminants in Foods

Emerging chemical contaminants are associated with numerous wide-ranging and overlapping environmental issues.

Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens
Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens

Innovations in antimicrobial systems help food processors stay ahead of foodborne illness-related recalls.

The Challenge of Bacterial Spores
The Challenge of Bacterial Spores

Bacterial spore formers, such as Clostridium botulinum and Bacillus cereus and their toxins, do not get industry’s attention but that doesn’t mean these contaminants aren’t on the radar screen.

A Proven Solution to Fresh Produce Safety Challenges
A Proven Solution to Fresh Produce Safety Challenges

An EPA-registered antimicrobial water additive for produce reduces pathogens in fruit and vegetable process water.

The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations
The Harmonization of Food Safety Regulations

One of the greatest difficulties in advancing public support for science-based regulation is the public’s lack of understanding of toxicity.

State of an Industry: Salmonella and Bovine Lymph Nodes
State of an Industry: <i>Salmonella</i> and Bovine Lymph Nodes

Controlling Salmonella in beef is more of a challenge than controlling E. coli O157:H7 because Salmonella is prevalent in the animals’ lymph nodes.

Control of Salmonella, Campylobacter and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry
Control of <i>Salmonella, Campylobacter</i> and Other Bacteria in Raw Poultry

No matter which parameter is considered, studies clearly show that poultry plants across the U.S. are utilizing interventions that are effective for significantly reducing bacterial populations.
 

Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials
Setting the Standard with “Big Six” non-O157 STEC Reference Materials

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria have been linked to a growing number of foodborne illnesses.

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