Regulatory guidance for Listeria reflects healthy attitude shift

Research has made it clear in recent years that, above many other food safety practices, monitoring the food production environment in a “seek and destroy” approach is the best way to tackle Listeria contamination threats.

In fact, Food Safety Magazine found in a wide-reaching survey that environmental monitoring for Listeria is the “fastest growing […]

Draft guidance addresses Listeria testing for RTE food production

Ready-to-eat (RTE) food producers were given new direction from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year when its draft guidance “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods” was updated.

We’ve summarized the draft guidance before, but now we’ll go over the guideline’s approach to sampling and testing for L. mono.

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L. mono draft guidance provides specifications for RTE foods

L. mono

The FDA recently updated its draft guidance, “Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat Foods,” in an effort to provide new, detailed information for ready-to-eat food (RTE) facilities subject to FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule.

While the draft guidance is long and comprehensive, it makes some clear recommendations that the Acheson Group outlines and […]

Planning a BBQ this weekend? Read this first.

Memorial Day is almost here and that means many people are getting ready to head outside to soak up the sun with cookouts. However, warmer weather also increases the risk of foodborne illness. That is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care […]