Food recalls are an important tool that can be used to protect the public from exposures to potentially unsafe products. Yet, carrying out an effective recall presents obvious challenges.
Robust food safety plans and quality systems become ineffective when they are undermined by the wrong, or immature, culture.
Meat processors can easily incorporate HPP to produce a safe and shelf-stable product.
Ultraviolet-C light is a nonthermal treatment offering packaging flexibility.
The safety of low-moisture foods is becoming a major concern after several foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years.
On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force, marking a significant milestone in food safety for Canada.
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.
Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.
The European Union (and others—including policy makers, companies, and organizations—have recently announced goals to reduce or eliminate the amount of plastic packaging sent to landfills.
Performing cleaning verification, monitoring, and validation will be difficult at best without control of the cleaning process.
The MegaSampler, a sponge on a stiff plastic rod, does an excellent job of sampling both large and small surfaces in the food production facility with minimal effort.
Sanitation verification systems using ATP are standard methods for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food production and foodservice organizations.