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Have you made a few extremely unpleasant trips to the bathroom recently, all the while doing something like cursing your weird Uncle Dan’s ill-advised first attempt at steak tartare?
Well, it’s probably never a good idea to trust a weird uncle’s first attempt at a raw meat recipe, but there is something in most of […]
The numbers are in and the total amount of food recalls in 2016 in the U.S. and Canada was 764 — a 22% increase compared to the previous year. Undeclared allergens once again topped the food recall list, attributing to more food recalls than any other form of contamination.
Based on notices issued by […]
February 15th, 2017 | Category: Food industry | Tags: 2016 food recall list, diagnostic test kits, E. coli O121 strain, E. coli recalls, food recalls, food safety issues, food safety program, food safety regulations, food safety solutions, Foreign Matter Contamination, ill with E. coli, Listeria, Listeria contamination, proper food safety precautions, Salmonella contamination, Salmonella-related food recalls, undeclared allergens | Comments are closed
If there’s one thing we know about consumer preferences it’s that we want it all — food that tastes good while still being good for us, available at a low or reasonable cost, and of course easy to find, prepare and/or eat. For many, a major part of food that is deemed healthy are options […]
December 2nd, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: Acetogenins, avocado pulp, Avocado seeds, consumer demands for clean labels, enriched acetogenin extract (EAE), extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds, food industry, Food safety, food safety issues, food safety solutions, foodborne bacterial illness, foods without synthetic additives, Listeria, Listeria contamination, Listeria-properties, microbes that cause Listeria, natural additives, natural food additives, Ready-to-eat products, synthetic additives, synthetic antimicrobials | Comments are closed
A new report is showing just how dangerous eating raw sprouts can be. Over the past two decades, researchers found various kinds of sprouts were responsible for sickening more than 2,500 people, sending 186 to the hospital and causing three deaths.
“Sprout contamination continues to pose a serious public health concern,” the researchers from the […]
November 17th, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: alfalfa sprouts, avoid eating raw or lightly cooked sprouts of any kind, clover sprouts, eating raw sprouts, Escherichia coli, food safety products, foodborne illness, green seed sprouts, grow sprouts, Listeria, Listeria monocytogenes, mung bean sprouts, safety and quality of food, Salmonella, Sprout contamination, sprout outbreaks, sprout-related deaths, sprouted chia powder, sprouts | Comments are closed
Around the world, wheat is one of the most important crops to many human civilizations. It can also be vital to animals and insects who seize the opportunity to dine on wheat, whether growing in fields or temporarily stored outside after harvest.
But as a recent article explains, wheat is one staple crop that is […]
September 30th, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: animal waste could contaminate the grain, contaminate wheat, contaminated flour, cookie dough in ice cream, E. coli, eating raw flour, flour, food safety experts, food safety issues, food safety standards, food safety testing solutions, foodborne pathogens, how wheat is turned into flour, kill step, Listeria, Listeria contamination, make flour safer, massive flour recall, not-ready-to eat (NRTE) foods, Pathogens can enter the flour supply, raw flour in cookie dough, Salmonella, Wheat, wheat flour | Comments are closed
The main underlying aspect of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is changing the focus of food safety from a reactionary stance to one that is preventive. A key component of preventive controls is monitoring and cleaning the environment in which food is produced and processed.
Neogen’s extensive line of industry leading diagnostics […]
September 20th, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: ANSR, ATP testing, E. coli, environmental contamination, Environmental monitoring, environmental monitoring program, food processing plant, food production plant, Food Safety Modernization Act, FSMA, FSMA compliance, FSMA regulations, Listeria, molecular biology, pathogen testing, pathogen testing in an environmental monitoring program, Rapid diagnostic tests, Reveal, Salmonella | Comments are closed
The frozen food section has been hit once again with a large recall of more than 350 frozen fruits and vegetables including green beans, broccoli, peas and blueberries sold under 42 brands at several different grocers in the U.S and Canada. Announced last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]
May 10th, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: contaminated food, food microbiology, food recall, Food safety, frozen food, frozen food section, frozen fruit, frozen vegetables, Listeria, Listeria genomes, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, listeriosis, listeriosis symptoms, recalled food, sequenced genome of Listeria, vegetable packages, whole genome sequencing | Comments are closed
Soybeans are known for their essential amino acids, high protein content and as a good source of fiber and calcium. But, it turns out, soy also has the ability to naturally protect people from foodborne illnesses such as Listeria.
Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada found soy can limit the growth […]
April 29th, 2016 | Category: Food industry | Tags: anti-microbial agents, antibiotic food preservatives, bad bacteria, beneficial bacteria, foodborne illnesses, good bacteria, Listeria, pathogenic bacteria, pseudomonas, soy, soy limiting growth of Listeria, soybean producers, soybeans, varieties of soybeans | Comments are closed
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