Putting procedures in writing so that they can be carefully followed is a best practice that should be in place in every establishment offering gluten-free or other allergy-safe dishes.
A new study shows that Listeria adhesion protein can open the gut epithelial wall, providing an alternate path for the bacterial systemic spread and making this pathogen a highly efficient invasive foodborne pathogen.
Color-coding can help prevent cross-contamination due to pathogens, allergens and foreign contaminates in your company’s food plants.
What does the term “gluten-free” actually mean to processors? To consumers?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged in livestock. What will the public health implications be?
As food industry leaders, it is critical to keep a clean, safe environment for all consumers. Continuous education and training are important steps in that process.
There are several means by which food manufacturers can prevent mislabeling or cross-contamination of their products.
Pest management is a critical component of food safety programs worldwide.
Audits should include the live sampling of heat transfer fluids to ensure the safe processing of foods.
It is paramount for the investigator to gather the background information from existing data that are both accurate and reliable.
We can all take a page from the Chipotle playbook in responding to a foodborne illness outbreak.
When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.
An in-depth summary of both sides of the raw milk debate. Organic enthusiasts love it, but government officials worldwide continue to enforce restrictions in the interest of public health.
When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.
In reviewing the various options available for formal clearance of a new food contact substance through U.S. Food and Drug Administration, each of the available mechanisms depends on a measure of the dietary exposure of the food contact substance.
After a review of about 200 food recalls in the first quarter of 2015, FSM has found that more than half were due to undeclared allergens--primarily peanuts.
Think the threat of Ebola is over? Think again. The effects on the food industry is far reaching.
The Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that about a quarter of the world’s agricultural produce is contaminated with mycotoxins. Do you know how to prevent these molds from contaminating your food products?
Breweries and distilleries have long sold spent grains, a by-product of the brewing process, as an ingredient for animal feed. How will they fare under the Food Safety Modernization Act?
The focus of public health and policy efforts have now expanded beyond the clinic to include concerns about the role of agricultural antibiotic use on human health, and the general role that foods have in transmitting antibiotic resistance to consumers. Is your product at risk?