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Heavy man — Cornell’s Hiperbaric 55 pressures pathogens

Pressure kills bugs. Anyone who’s ever stepped on a creepy crawly and heard that familiar crunch knows that. It takes a lot more pressure than a pair of penny loafers, though, to kill microscopic pathogens like E. coli and Listeria, and Cornell University is proving its heavy-weight status as a food safety leader with its… Continue Reading

In Wake of Outbreak, Foster Farms Outlines Salmonella Reduction Program

Foster Farms, the California-based poultry company whose chicken was the source of a recent 17-month Salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 600 people, has shared the plan it’s been implementing to control contamination of its product. The processor’s  program, highlighted Thursday in a press release covering the Delmarva Poultry Industry’s National Meeting on Poultry Health, has put $75… Continue Reading

Study: Copper Kills Salmonella, Other Microbes

Preparing food on copper surfaces may significantly reduce the risk of spreading foodborne pathogens, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona. The study, funded in part by the International Copper Association and published in the May issue of Food Microbiology, compared the ability of various Salmonella strains to survive on both… Continue Reading

Controls Close To Knocking Out Salmonella Among Danes

Now if Denmark could just keep those traveling Danes at home, it could cut its already low incidents of Salmonella almost in half. Last year just 1,166 Danes experienced confirmed cases of Salmonella and almost half of those cases involved travelers to Egypt, Thailand, and Turkey. With just 21 Salmonella cases recorded for every 100,000… Continue Reading

FSIS Aims to Reduce Bacteria in RTE Foods

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Monday issued a 19-page draft of guidelines to help small and very small meat and poultry manufacturers reduce bacterial contamination in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. RTE foods are items that generally are not cooked before eating. In a news release, FSIS said the draft guidelines are not new requirements for… Continue Reading

Wales Food Safety Project Launched

Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental, and Rural Sciences launched a £460,000 Improved Food Safety research project at the Royal Welsh Show on July 19.  The project’s aim is to reduce the incidence of meat contamination in slaughterhouses, or abattoirs. “One potential source of contamination in abattoirs is when micro-organisms in waste material come… Continue Reading