An ongoing project is identifying the bacteria present in dairy processing environments to evaluate the impact on Listeria monocytogenes.

Teagasc in Ireland and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in Austria are collecting samples from dairy processing plants and characterizing the microorganisms, with the aim being to prevent the presence

Continue Reading Project seeks to grow knowledge of Listeria in dairy sites
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Food processors and manufacturers have a mission to supply quality and safe food to consumers.

The journey to succeed in that mission, however, is different for each company. Each ingredient, manufacturing process, facility and finished product brings unique food safety challenges and current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) to
Continue Reading No single approach effectively controls biofilm in food processing facilities

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Food safety practices evolve as new technology and knowledge of the pathogens that spread foodborne illnesses becomes available.

In recent years, researchers have increasingly focused efforts on biofilm and its ability to thrive in nature and in food production and processing facilities. Biofilm is formed by a pathogen
Continue Reading Research expands ability to detect, kill harmful biofilms  

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In the first installment of this series with Sterilex, Food Safety News explores what biofilms are and their unique resistance to attempts to kill the pathogens they protect.

Food processors and manufacturers know the environments in which they operate are friendly to organisms that can taint their products,
Continue Reading Biofilms bring safety challenges to food companies

Changes to the way food is produced, processed and offered to consumers could affect food safety, according to a microbiology society in the United Kingdom.

A Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) briefing looked at recent and upcoming developments in food processing, food manufacture and the supply chain, which will have
Continue Reading Changing food sector could impact microbiological safety risks

Editor’s note: This information is from, a website supporting the work of the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities.

Food safety and quality control are huge issues in grocery stores when it comes to products like packaged salad, carrot sticks, and pre-sliced fruit.

Ready-to-eat foods from retailers can
Continue Reading Land-grant universities boost food safety for freshcut produce