environmental monitoring

Essential elements of a processing environment monitoring program have been identified by an expert group of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe.

The aim is to help industry and regulators with targeted environmental monitoring by covering information on outbreaks, pathogens in low moisture foods, and knowledge on indicators.

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Nestlé company have shared how they handled challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, including doing official controls and dealing with supply shortages.

During a session at the International Association for Food Protection – Europe event this past week, the presenters covered the
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Researchers have evaluated a handheld DNA sequencing device for use in environmental monitoring at food factories.

The study, by researchers from the Teagasc food research program and APC Microbiome Ireland’s Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, tested portable DNA sequencers as a routine microbial monitoring tool in food production facilities. It
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Cross-contamination in a laboratory was at fault for the finding of a finished product positive for Salmonella, according to a study.

In 2013, during a routine analysis of food samples, one finished chocolate product from a European factory tested positive for Salmonella Hadar. At the same time, environmental monitoring in
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