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Trimming and Washing Poultry Carcases Reduces Contamination
Washing chicken carcases with water containing a low level of chlorine was effective in reducing counts of aerobic bacteria, total coliforms and E.coli, according to a new study from Brazil. Trimming was less effective. ...
Improving Rapid Detection Methods for Foodborne Pathogens
Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a microfluidic device that exploits cell movement to separate live and dead bacteria during food processing. ...
Discovering Importance of Zinc in Diets
Zinc is an important mineral necessary in human diets and it has a wide array of vital physiological functions....
How High-dose Irradiation Affects Quality of Ready-to-eat Broiler Breast Fillets
High-dose irradiation of chicken breast fillets followed by storage at room temperature shows potential for the safe preservation of ready-to-eat products, according to new research from Brazil....
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....
Why are Vegetarians Returning to Eating Meat?
One in five people in the US, who become vegetarians or vegans, maintains the diet....
Risk Factors in Persistence of Salmonella Shedding in Finishing Pigs
The duration of Salmonella shedding was found by Michigan State University to depend on pig, farm and cohort risk factors....
African Swine Fever – Growing Concern Across Europe
Concern is rising in Europe over the continuing increase in the number of cases of African swine fever that are being reported in the north eastern EU states....
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. ...
How Campylobacter Exploits Chicken Juice Highlights Need for Hygiene
Campylobacter’s persistence in food processing sites and the kitchen is boosted by ‘chicken juice’....
Real Disease Burden of Foodborne Infections in Denmark
Campylobacter is the foodborne bacteria that contributes most to the burden of disease in Denmark....
Antimicrobial Efficiency of Lauric Arginate against Campylobacter
New research from Mississippi State University reveals that lauric arginate (LAE) is effective in reducing Campylobacter jejuni counts on chicken breast fillets....
Sandwiches - Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake and nearly half of American adults consume them on any given day, according to a new study published in the 'Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics'....
Price Gap Between More and Less Healthy Foods Growing
More healthy foods are consistently more expensive than less healthy foods, and have risen more sharply in price over time....
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...
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