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How Campylobacter Exploits Chicken Juice Highlights Need for Hygiene
Campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by ‘chicken juice’....
Beef Veal Carcase Survey Shows High Salmonella in Dairy Cows Pre-evisceration
The preliminary findings of a Nationwide Survey on Beef and Veal Carcase Baseline being conducted by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service in to has shown that dairy cows have a higher incidence of Salmonella at pre-evisceration in the slaughterhouse...
Steam Vacuum Pasteurisation on Sheep Carcases
Steam vacuum pasteurisation on the surface of sheep and lamb carcases is efficient in reducing the microbial number....
Detecting Salmonella in Poultry
Conventional methods as well as PCR were suitable for detection of Salmonella, according to a new study from the Free University of Berlin in Germany. Researchers also found differences between the sampling methods....
Bung Handling Becomes Automatic
Handling of the bung in a manual pig slaughter process may result in a faecal contamination that must be removed....
Researchers Discover Why Listeria Bacterium is So Hard to Fight
The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes....
Need for Foodservice to Understand Expiration Dates
Foodservice operations need to understand expiration dates on meat and poultry packages and for a foodservice provider, documentation and appropriate handling of meat is very important according to Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University Extension....
Infectious Prion Protein Discovered in Urine of Patients with vCJD
The misfolded and infectious prion protein that is a marker for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – linked to the consumption of infected cattle meat – has been detected in the urine of patients with the disease by researchers at The University of...
Finding Sources of Salmonella in Pig Slaughterhouses
How a slaughterhouse tackles sources of Salmonella depends on how it collects the data surrounding those sources....
Assessing Risk of African Swine Fever Virus Entry into EU
Researchers from across Europe and the US have collaborated on a model that assesses the risk of the entry of the African swine fever virus by a range of routes into individual European Union member states....
Tackling Salmonella in the Pork Processing Plant
Illness caused by foodborne pathogens represents an important economic and public health burden worldwide....
How Irradiation Affects Shell Egg
Low-dose irradiation (2.5kGy) of shell egg would be beneficial for the egg processing sector and the safety of food products that use liquid egg white could be improved, according to Byungrok Min, Ki Chang Nam, Cheorun Jo and Dong U. Ahn of Iowa State...
Good Manufacturing Practices Will Prevent Meat Species Contamination
Food authenticity failures and food fraud can be driven by pressures on food production and the current climate of financial constraint...
On-farm Control Measure to Protect Broiler Chickens against Campylobacter
Campylobacter is a zoonotic bacterium of international importance, cited by the World Health Organisation as the number one food-borne pathogen in the developed world, writes, Tom Humphrey, Professor of Bacteriology and Food Safety at the College of Medicine...
Global Pig Meat Trade Hit By Two Diseases
Global pig meat production and trade have been hit by two major health and welfare issues in recent months, writes Chris Harris. ...
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