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Food Safety - Is it Critical Right Now?
Food Safety - Is it Critical Right Now?
While a lot of the food supply chain’s focus is on COVID-19, unfortunately, Salmonella, pathogenic E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and other environmental pathogens continue to represent potential public health risks. This makes it increasingly critical that food manufacturers continue to uphold programs and practices to ensure a safe food supply chain and reduce the load on the healthcare system.
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Tip of the Week: Listeria Prevention in Fresh Cut Salad Facilities
Tip of the Week: <em>Listeria</em> Prevention in Fresh Cut Salad Facilities
The fresh cut produce industry is a fast-growing portion of the food retail market. However, fresh cut fruits and vegetables raise food safety concerns, because exposed tissue may be colonized more easily by pathogenic bacteria than intact produce.
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Unwrapping FDA’s Draft Guidance for Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods
Unwrapping FDA’s Draft Guidance for Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods
In January, the FDA released an updated draft guidance document on “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods".
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Environmental Monitoring Program: An Early Warning System for Microbiological Hazards
Environmental Monitoring Program: An Early Warning System for Microbiological Hazards
Although we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world, foodborne illness remains common in the United States where foodborne illness outbreaks affect millions and kill thousands of people. These outbreaks also undermine consumer confidence in affected products, result in large recalls, and diminish market demand.
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Listeria - Why You Can’t Ignore the Risk
Listeria - Why You Can’t Ignore the Risk
Unless you’ve been living off the grid you’re probably aware that Listeria monocytogenes is a hot topic in both mainstream and food industry news outlets. Listeria, one of the most deadly food pathogens, has been traditionally linked to contamination in deli meat and unpasteurized cheese products. However, in recent years, foodborne illness attributed to Listeria monocytogenes has increased significantly in the United States.
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Listeria Monocytogenes - An Opportunistic Pathogen
Listeria Monocytogenes - An Opportunistic Pathogen
Are you using multiple control strategies to control Listeria in your plant? In recent years, foodborne illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes has increased significantly in the U.S. L. monocytogenes, an opportunistic pathogen, is a major concern especially for the meat, fresh produce, and dairy industries.
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