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Long-Term Health Outcomes of Foodborne Pathogens
Scientific investigations must be carried out to draw a true picture of foodborne illnesses and to improve knowledge of them according to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Key to Low Carbon Emission Pig Meat Production
A healthy diet and reduced consumption would reduce carbon emissions, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Chiller Water Disinfection Management Practices
The chilling process is one of several key steps used in poultry processing to ensure the safety and quality of products, according to Poultry Tech, the agricultural technology research programme publication of Georgia Tech Research Institute....
Campylobacter in Chicken Carcases
A US survey of the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken carcases after slaughter has found there is a great reduction between the times of Re-Hang and Post Chill, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
"Seeing" Poultry Carcase Contamination
A team of USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists have made two improvements to a hyperspectral imaging system used to scan the surface of poultry carcases for contaminants....
UK Survey of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Fresh Chicken
A UK-wide survey was undertaken by the Agency between May 2007 and September 2008 to determine Campylobacter and Salmonella prevalence on fresh chicken at retail....
Meat Spoilage - Methods for Controlling and Assessing Spoilage
From the scientific point of view, meat spoilage can be considered as an ecological phenomenon that includes the changes of the available nutrients, during the prevailing of a particular microbial association, the so called Specific Spoilage Organisms...
Pulse Electric Field in Scalding Tanks to Reduce Pathogens
Scalders and pickers are often the initial point of cross-contamination with pathogens such as Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. in poultry processing plants according to a validation and feasibility assessment of a pulse electric field scalding...
Washdown-Ready Robot Undergoes In-Plant Tests
A washdown-ready robot for packing fresh meat into trays, developed by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) engineers, recently underwent 10 months of in-plant testing at Cargill Meat Solutions in Newnan, Georgia....
Improving the Microbial Quality and Shelf Life of Chicken Carcases
A study by Alla Eldin Mohammed Morshedy Department of Food Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University and Khalid Ibrahim Sallam from the Department of Food Hygiene and Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University in Egypt,...
Dioxin Discovery Leads National Residue Plan Results
The discovery of dioxin in samples of pig fat is the major feature in the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) results of testing carried out under the National Residue Control Plan for 2008, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris...
Slaughter, Processing, and Sales Guidelines for Small-scale Producers
The inspection status of a poultry slaughter establishment determines where the poultry products can be distributed and sold - this is one of the main focuses of a new report from Iowa State University on poultry slaughter, processing and sales guidelines...
EFSA Perspectives on Microbial Safety of Beef
EFSA was established in order to provide scientific advice and technical support for legislation and policies in all fields which have a direct or indirect impact on food and feed safety, Marta Hugas and Ernesto Liebana, from the Biological Hazards Unit...
Putting Pressure on Salmonella
Salmonellosis is a major foodborne illness in many counbtries and although Salmonella is ubiquitous, its primary reservoir is the intestinal tracts of animals, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Controlling Campylobacter
The Food Standards Agency in the UK has been developing an action plan against Campylobacter food poisoning sine 2003, writes ThePoultrySite senior editor Chris Harris....
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