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Global Efforts to Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens in Developing Countries
Global Efforts to Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Foodborne Pathogens in Developing Countries

The inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics in food-producing animals has spurred the creation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project
Progress in STEC Control: The USDA-NIFA STEC Coordinated Agricultural Project

The overall goal of the STEC program is to reduce the occurrence and public health risks from seven serogroups of STEC regulated in beef.

African Swine Fever Will Accelerate the Transformation of China’s Pork Industry
African Swine Fever Will Accelerate the Transformation of China’s Pork Industry

Ensuring safe pork for consumers in the world’s largest market is one of China’s top priorities in the era of African swine fever.

High-Pressure Processing during Drying of Fermented Sausages to Enhance Safety and Stability
High-Pressure Processing during  Drying of Fermented Sausages to Enhance Safety and Stability

Meat processors can easily incorporate HPP to produce a safe and shelf-stable product.

Antibiotic-Free Production and Broiler Chicken Meat Safety
Antibiotic-Free Production and Broiler Chicken Meat Safety

There is a significant amount of research regarding the potential impact of the use of antibiotics in animal feeds on the occurrence of antibiotic resistance.

Preventing Foreign Material in Red Meat: Measure Twice
Preventing Foreign Material in Red Meat: Measure Twice

Foreign material is introduced in two ways: via raw materials and internally by the production process. They offer different challenges and require specific strategies to address them.

Meat Safety: More Than Just E. coli
Meat Safety:  More Than Just <i>E. coli</i>

Food allergens are a major safety concern for a segment of the population, yet it is not always possible to completely avoid including any of the eight major food allergens in a product.

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.

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.

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health
Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Growing Threat to Public Health

The use of antibiotics in both human healthcare and the production of livestock leads to the emergence of resistant pathogens, a growing and serious public health threat.

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry
Shiga Toxin-Producing <i>Escherichia coli</i> (STEC): Microorganisms of Public Health Significance in Meat and Poultry

In the U.S., between 1983 and 2002, the six most commonly occurring serotypes of non-O157 Escherichia coli were O26, O111, O103, O121, O45 and O145, which have become foodborne pathogens of interest.

 

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel
Reduction of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Attached to Stainless Steel

Biofilms are communities of microorganisms that can form on both living and nonliving surfaces, including those found in food processing plants.

On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps in Food Safety?
On-Farm Practices of Beef Producers and Processors: What Are the Gaps  in Food Safety?

Are foods produced close to home by small, independent producers really inherently more safe than—or at least as safe as—foods produced by large companies?

Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat
Effects of New Inspection Rules on Poultry and Other Meat

On October 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service implemented its new Modernization of Poultry New Slaughter Inspection Regulation. What does this meat and poultry for meat processors?

 

By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass
By-Products in Animal Food: Not Getting a Free Pass

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?

Public Health Risk of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
Public Health Risk of  Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

Food animal agriculture is working to reduce its contribution to the antibiotic-resistance problem.

Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?
Cooking Burgers, Do Consumers Always Do the Best Job?

We are challenged to find strategies to improve consumer handling, and the meat industry can’t rely on the consumer to always effectively provide the final safety check.
 

Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall
Lessons from Canada’s Largest-ever Meat Recall


Summary: Canada’s historic meat recall provides lessons on the importance of a food safety culture for all those along the food supply chain.

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