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Microbial organisms present an interesting paradigm in food production — how can you accelerate the testing process and still maintain food safety?

The issue with bacteria is that whether it’s in the food, the environment or in your gut, time is needed to […]

Listeria monocytogenes poses unique challenges to food industry

An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) in the fresh produce industry has made headlines once again, this time with suspected contamination of bagged salad.

While the food industry has controls in place to combat L. monocytogenes just as they do for other foodborne pathogens, outbreaks occur. A recent article looks into the disease transmission […]

New system detects active Shiga toxin

Scientists at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Western Regional Research Center have come up with a new way to detect biologically active Shiga toxin, a product of pathogenic Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7, through the use of a camera and a light-emitting source that biologically determines the active toxin.

Affordable, sensitive devices like this are needed to […]

Top 10 food parasites

When many people think about properly preparing their food to help eliminate food safety risks, they are often worried about key pathogens, such as E. coli or Salmonella. These pathogens can be very dangerous—most of the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from food poisoning are caused by major pathogens.

But a new report from the World […]

Save the environment through your refrigerator

As your mother has probably told you: eat your fruits and vegetables.

As the nutrition experts have told you: keep a divided plate, eating so many servings of not only fruits and veggies, but proteins, carbohydrates and more.

But maybe it isn’t just your health that everyone has been keeping in mind—but also the environment’s.

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European Union prepares for changes to food labels

On the heels of proposed changes to U.S. food labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes changes to the European Union (EU) food regulations.

The changes aren’t new regulations, but requirements of laws that are going to finally come into effect this year. EU Regulation 1169/2011, was originally proposed in late January 2008, […]

Safety matters: Hot dogs

Head to any sporting event in the United States, whether it’s the major leagues or a game for your seven-year-old, and you can find that quintessential food: a hot dog. There are many different ways to cook it, and even more toppings to put on top of it, but what really is it?

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Michigan introduces new food inspection data system, prepares for new food law

Curious what grade your local grocer got on their last inspection?

You now can check out results of inspections going back to last September on the newly launched MiSafe food establishment inspection reporting system. The system allows users to look up inspection records for Michigan grocery stores, convenience stores, food processors and food warehouses.

The […]