Fresh fruit, hold the wax

The waxy coating often seen on apples and other types of fruit that aim to keep them fresher longer, could be a thing of the past. This is thanks to a start-up company in Southern California that is using fresh plant materials to extend the shelf life of fruits up to five times longer than […]

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 […]