Vectoring — a formal approach to tracking the sources and flow of pathogens in a facility

Pathogenic bacteria can infiltrate a facility from several different sources, including the external environment, people, equipment and raw materials. Once inside, pathogens can become established in harborage areas and carried to food production surfaces through a vector. Liquids, air, people and physical objects, such as carts or tools, are common vectors for pathogen transmission. It’s […]

Neogen develops sensitive solution to detect Listeria spp., L. mono

AYR, Scotland, 15 November, 2016 — Neogen has developed a simplified, sensitive method to detect both Listeria spp. and Listeria monocytogenes utilising only one sample enrichment broth and one agar plate.

Neogen’s new NF-certified One Broth One Plate workflow can be used to test all food and environmental samples, and provides results in as little […]

A bad apple a day won’t keep the doctor away

Although it may seem like fall could be actually be called pumpkin spice season, this time of year is also known for apple harvest and when apple cider pops up in grocery stores and farmers markets.

While delicious, both apples and unpasteurized apple cider can cause food safety concerns if not processed correctly. For example, […]

A Cleaning (or Two) a Day Keeps Listeria Away

Six tips for apple packers and processors to avoid Listeria contamination

Apple packers and processors are on high alert after recent news linking a Listeria outbreak to an apple facility in California. Seven people have died and 25 others became ill between October and December of last year, according to Reuters.

Listeria is a bacteria […]