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Back-to-Back Outbreaks in Frozen and Dried Imported Coconut
Back-to-Back Outbreaks in Frozen and Dried Imported Coconut

Here we explore foodborne illness outbreak investigations related to coconuts, highlight the challenges experienced, and share the food safety lessons learned.

Is Zero Foreign Material Possible in Food Processing?
Is Zero Foreign Material Possible in Food Processing?

Foreign material control is imperative in food processing, so creating the right culture, setting high expectations, and developing strong detection capabilities are key.

Adoption of WGS: What Is Going On?
Adoption of WGS:  What Is Going On?

Whole-genome sequencing has changed how the identification of outbreaks and harborage organisms is performed.

The Growing Challenge of Safe Water for Use in Food Processing Operations
The Growing Challenge of Safe Water for Use in Food Processing Operations

Developing and implementing a comprehensive water-monitoring program is a fundamental and essential element of an effective food safety program.

Trends in Food Safety Testing
Trends in Food Safety Testing

Food safety testing volumes are increasing and focus on Listeria.

The Benefits and Barriers of Whole-Genome Sequencing for Pathogen Source Tracking: A Food Industry Perspective
The Benefits and Barriers of Whole-Genome Sequencing for Pathogen Source Tracking:  A Food Industry Perspective

Whole-genome sequencing is a common tool for outbreak detection and investigation.

Cannabis Edibles: Current Food Safety Practices
<i>Cannabis</i> Edibles: Current Food Safety Practices

A Cannabis edibles panel identifies industry best practices and challenges as this growing market moves forward.

Analytical Testing in Food Safety Continues to Grow
Analytical Testing in Food Safety Continues to Grow

No trend has been reported as being more impactful than the increase in the amount of analytical testing being conducted—especially the increase in testing for microorganisms.

Getting Sanitation out of the Reclean/Retest Rut
Getting Sanitation out of the Reclean/Retest Rut

Food companies and regulators have become increasingly vigilant for environmental pathogens in manufacturing facilities, with problems triggering swab-a-thons and even recalls.

Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis
Simplifying Olive Oil Analysis

Discover how using a charged aerosol detector can help olive oil producers identify adulterated product.

Five Unusual Ways to Use Your Corporate Culture to Eliminate Foreign Material
Five Unusual Ways to Use Your Corporate Culture to Eliminate Foreign Material

A strong culture of cross-functional teams engaged in problem solving at the plant level supports a consistent focus on foreign material prevention.

Strategies for Organizing Environmental Monitoring Data for Optimal Trending and Root-Cause Analysis
Strategies for Organizing Environmental Monitoring Data for Optimal Trending and Root-Cause Analysis

Trending environmental monitoring data can help with a root-cause analysis to uncover the origins of the positive finding and may inform the mitigation strategy.

The ABCs of CBD
The ABCs of CBD

The marketplace is filled with cannabidiol-based products in consumables and consumer products such as supplements, foods (human and animal), cosmetics, and beverages.

Keys to Effective Monitoring for Listeria
Keys to Effective Monitoring for <i>Listeria</i>

For ready-to-eat food processors, developing and implementing pathogen environmental monitoring programs are important parts of their sanitation controls.

Contaminant Detection in Food Processing
Contaminant Detection in Food Processing

A new approach for significantly improving detection probabilities and reducing the need for manual verification of foreign material contamination of food products is described.

STEC, EHEC, or E. coli O157? Differentiating between Targets
STEC, EHEC, or <i>E. coli</i> O157? Differentiating between Targets

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains can cause foodborne illness, necessitating the expansion of testing for these organisms.

Biosensor-Based Rapid Pathogen Detection: Are We There Yet?
Biosensor-Based Rapid Pathogen Detection:  Are We There Yet?

The ability to rapidly detect the presence of viable pathogens along the production chain is essential for determining intervention and control strategies.

Does In-House Testing Provide a Competitive Advantage Over Partnering with a Third-Party Provider?
Does In-House Testing Provide a Competitive Advantage Over Partnering with a Third-Party Provider?

Food safety testing can be conducted in-house or outsourced to a third-party laboratory. Which one is the right fit for your business?

Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes
Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes

Transgenic methods have been used for over 25 years to incorporate well-characterized genes from a foreign (different plant or nonplant species) donor into a plant host that endows it with some desirable trait.

Using APGC to Improve Food Contaminant Monitoring
Using APGC to Improve Food Contaminant Monitoring

As a result of the changing regulatory landscape, there is need for more accurate identification and quantification of contaminants in environmental and food-related samples.

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