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Microbiological

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Case Study Q&A: Seafood Safety
Case Study Q&A:  Seafood Safety

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is widely recognized as an industry leader for premium specialty smoked and cured seafood products.

Employee Hygiene and Handwashing in Retail Foodservice Establishments
Employee Hygiene and Handwashing in Retail Foodservice Establishments

The health and well-being of food handlers and proper hygiene practices often gets over-looked when push comes to shove in the retail food industry.

Biofilm and Pathogen Mitigation: A Real Culture Change
Biofilm and Pathogen Mitigation:  A Real Culture Change

One solution to solve biofilm contamination in food processing plants is to inoculate the production environment with probiotic microorganisms proven to be inhibitory to pathogens.

A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls
A Look Back at 2015 Food Recalls

The year 2015 was the first year that Food Safety Magazine embarked on a seemingly impossible feat—to track every single food product recall announced in the U.S. and Canada. Here's a look back at the year.

An Investigational Team Approach to Plant Pathogen Contamination
An Investigational Team Approach to Plant Pathogen Contamination

It is paramount for the investigator to gather the background information from existing data that are both accurate and reliable.

Learning from Chipotle: Ensuring Food Safety at All Levels
Learning from Chipotle: Ensuring Food Safety at All Levels

We can all take a page from the Chipotle playbook in responding to a foodborne illness outbreak.

LEDs Can Control Food Contamination without Chemicals
LEDs Can Control Food Contamination without Chemicals

The use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) show great potential for contamination control of fresh-cut produce.

Q3 Food Recalls: Undeclared Allergens Still Dominate
Q3 Food Recalls: Undeclared Allergens Still Dominate

Food Safety Magazine has monitored food recalls issued for the third consecutive quarter.

Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks
Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks

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.

Avian Influenza Hits Foodservice Providers
Avian Influenza Hits Foodservice Providers

Within today’s global supply chain, everyone must ensure they are managing any food safety issues. How are you achieving a safe egg supply?

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