Bacterial populations remain stable despite cleaning efforts in ready-to-eat food facilities, according to researchers.

Scientists from the Quadram Institute and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are working on how Listeria persists in ready-to-eat (RTE) food production environments.

Researchers hope that understanding how Listeria survives in these environments could inform better

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The importance of hygienically designed equipment and food factories was emphasized during the recent EHEDG Online Congress 2023.

The first day of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) conference this past week focused on hygienic design and its contribution to food safety and quality. The second day linked

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“Water poses a significant food safety risk in dry and low moisture food processing environments,” says Nathan Mirdamadi, a Senior Food Safety Specialist with Commercial Food Sanitation. That makes cleaning and sanitizing these areas challenging, particularly considering the detrimental effects of microorganism growth on human health. 

Microorganisms need moisture, the

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