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Tip of the Week: Food safety risks associated with improper thawing of vacuum packaged frozen seafood
Tip of the Week: Food safety risks associated with improper thawing of vacuum packaged frozen seafood
Although, reduced oxygen packing (ROP) of frozen seafood allows for an extended shelf-life in the freezer, one must be careful while thawing.
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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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General Guidance for Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program
General Guidance for Establishing an Environmental Monitoring Program
Environmental monitoring has always been an important program for food plants, especially those that handle microbiologically sensitive foods. With the recent regulatory focus on identifying and controlling food hazards, more and more food facilities, including those that handle products that have not historically been associated with microbiological hazards, are establishing and improving their environmental monitoring programs.
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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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