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.
Green sprouts have been the poster child for a fresh produce item that causes more than its share of food safety concerns.
Antimicrobials can be used during multiple steps of poultry processing to create a multi-hurdle approach to minimizing contamination.
Planning for major disruptions in plant processes is critical to minimize financial costs to the facility and to protect consumers.
Edible films for food packaging help advance food preservation and extend shelf life. Researchers at Oregon State University showcase their innovative packaging solution.
Could silver offer an alternative antimicrobial food additive?
Can biopreservatives answer the call for “clean” labels?
Biofilms represent, at best, a persistent harborage for native microbes and, at worst, a source of ongoing contamination (and recontamination) with human pathogens.
This hardy pathogen demands extra vigilance, particularly from meat and ready-to-eat processors.
Low-moisture foods have low water activity, making it harder for microorganisms to utilize water in the food matrix.
Learn about the new food contamination control applications for high hydrostatic pressure processing.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged in livestock. What will the public health implications be?
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.
N-halamine sanitizers have superior efficacy against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, a lack of toxicity to humans, stability and low cost.
Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is widely recognized as an industry leader for premium specialty smoked and cured seafood products.
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.
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.
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.
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.