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Devices Designed to Identify Pathogens in Food
Researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico, have developed a technology capable of identifying pathogens in food and beverages and whether a product is free of microorganisms like E. coli or salmonella....
How Vacuum and MAP Packed Meat Spoils
Spoilage of modified atmosphere (MAP) or vacuum-packaged meat is often caused by psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria (LAB)....
How Freezing, Thawing and Cooking Affect Pathogens in Beef Patties
Frozen storage of ground beef that has been contaminated with E.Coli 0157:H7 enhances the survival of the pathogen....
Food Poisoning - New Detection Method for Bacterial Toxin
The Bacillus cereus bacteria is one of the potential causes of food poisoning. Indeed, a recent study in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry shows that this versatile pathogen produces 19 different variants of a poison that causes nausea and vomiting...
Salmonella in Pigs Linked with Feed
At the 2014 Teagasc Pig Farmers Conference, a paper by first-named author, Anne Marie Burns, showed Salmonella detected in either feed or pig faecal samples on nine out of 10 high-seroprevalence pig farms in Ireland. It also confirmed the occurrence of...
How Recalls Hit Company Stock Prices
Food safety is top-of-mind among many consumers and producers of food....
Hygienic Design in Food Industry
Experts estimate the share of time spent with cleaning processing in the food and beverage industry to be up to 30 per cent....
Anti-microbial Coatings with Long-term Effect for Surfaces
Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly important in food preparation and in the manufacture of packaging material, as well as in hospitals, kitchens and sanitary facilities, air conditioning and ventilation systems....
Salmonella Reduction in Pig Herds and Pork: The Danish Experience
The success of the Danish programme is more due to improved slaughter hygiene than to reductions in primary production although more Salmonella in herds makes it more difficult for the slaughter house, according to Jan Dahl, DVM, Chief adviser with the...
New Salmonella Serotype Discovered
Lubbock is known for many things. Some of them are reasons to celebrate, like being the home of Buddy Holly. Some portray the city in negative ways, like dust storms....
Finalisation of FSIS's Modernisation of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule
The Modernisation of Poultry Inspection Final Rule in the US was published in the Federal Register on 21 August last year, 937 days after it was proposed. During that time, the chicken industry was negatively portrayed by the media, consumer groups, and...
How Do Consumers Attitudes to Food and Food Safety Change?
A survey of consumer food and food safety habits in England has shown that just over half have changed their food buying habits in the last six months for financial reasons....
Pig Plague Threatening Europe
Europe’s valuable pig industry is threatened by a plague on its eastern borders with vast destructive potential known as African swine fever. Scientists are fighting back....
Researchers Control Adhesion of E.coli Bacteria
A research team from Kiel University (CAU) and Goethe University Frankfurt have jointly created a synthetic surface on which the adhesion of E. coli bacteria can be controlled....
Questions and Answers on Highly Pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza
The current outbreak of avian influenza in Germany, Netherlands and UK has raised several questions over what the current strain H5N8 really is. ...
 
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