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Healthy Fresh Produce in a Sweet Wrap
Healthy Fresh Produce  in a Sweet Wrap

Since food contamination occurs mostly at the surface of food, food packaging plays an important role in preventing the growth of spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms.
 

Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety
Disinfectants and Sanitizers Are Essential to Produce Safety

Washing and rinsing the produce with water alone are not sufficient to eliminate pathogens.

Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?
Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?

 As hygiene interventions have evolved, some have been found to be too risky for continuation.

UV Light-Emitting Diodes: The Upcoming Solution for Enhanced Food Safety
UV Light-Emitting Diodes: The Upcoming Solution for Enhanced Food Safety

UV technology has found applications in the food production chain, because it is an effective dry processing method that can improve both food safety and quality parameters.

The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination
The Importance of Hygienic Zoning to Prevent Product Contamination

As the food production environment should not be a source of biological, chemical or physical contamination, the different steps to mitigate those risks will be examined in terms of hygienic zoning.

Handling Food Safety Risks in a Retail Bakery
Handling Food Safety Risks  in a Retail Bakery

Knowing the specific food safety needs of each product and ensuring each step is traceable are key to an effective retail bakery food safety program.

Listeria monocytogenes Finds an Alternate Path to Cross the Gut Wall
<i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> Finds an Alternate Path to Cross the Gut Wall

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.

A New Approach to Solving the Problem of Sprout Safety
A New Approach to Solving the Problem  of Sprout Safety

Green sprouts have been the poster child for a fresh produce item that causes more than its share of food safety concerns.

Antimicrobial Use in Poultry Processing
Antimicrobial Use in Poultry Processing

Antimicrobials can be used during multiple steps of poultry processing to create a multi-hurdle approach to minimizing contamination.

How to Deal with a Major System Disruption in a Meat Processing Facility
How to Deal with a Major System Disruption in a Meat Processing Facility

Planning for major disruptions in plant processes is critical to minimize financial costs to the facility and to protect consumers.

Water-Resistant, Antimicrobial Edible Wrap for Food Preservation
Water-Resistant, Antimicrobial Edible Wrap for Food Preservation

Edible films for food packaging help advance food preservation and extend shelf life. Researchers at Oregon State University showcase their innovative packaging solution.

Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations
Risk of Oligodynamic Silver Use in Food Preservation and Processing Operations

Could silver offer an alternative antimicrobial food additive?

 

Using Biopreservation to Meet Natural Additive Needs
Using Biopreservation to Meet Natural Additive Needs

Can biopreservatives answer the call for “clean” labels?

Targeting Biofilms with Cold Plasma: New Approaches to a Persistent Problem
Targeting Biofilms with Cold Plasma: New Approaches to a Persistent Problem

Biofilms represent, at best, a persistent harborage for native microbes and, at worst, a source of ongoing contamination (and recontamination) with human pathogens.

Radio-Frequency Heating for Low-Moisture Foods
Radio-Frequency Heating for  Low-Moisture Foods

Low-moisture foods have low water activity, making it harder for microorganisms to utilize water in the food matrix.

Listeriosis: A Grim Reality for the Food Industry
Listeriosis: A Grim Reality  for the Food Industry

This hardy pathogen demands extra vigilance, particularly from meat and ready-to-eat processors.

High Pressure: Uses for Pasteurization
High Pressure: Uses for Pasteurization

Learn about the new food contamination control applications for high hydrostatic pressure processing.

 

The Emergence of Livestock-Associated MRSA Bears Watching
The Emergence of Livestock-Associated MRSA Bears Watching

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged in livestock. What will the public health implications be?

Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved
Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved

Let’s take a journey back in time and reflect on how and why hygienic design plays a critical role in food safety and pathogen control.

Potential Applications of N-Halamines in Food Production, Processing and Packaging for Improving Food Safety
Potential Applications of N-Halamines in Food Production, Processing and Packaging for Improving  Food Safety

N-halamine sanitizers have superior efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, a lack of toxicity to humans, stability and low cost.

 

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