Journal of Food Protection

A Danish campaign to tackle Listeria after a large outbreak doesn’t appear to have worked, based on the recently released findings of a study.

The awareness campaign was a risk communication strategy aimed at reducing Listeria. However, the study showed the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in high-risk RTE facilities was

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A new study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has shown that consumers may need to rethink how they handle their spice containers.

The study found that spice containers can easily and often become cross-contaminated with pathogens during food preparation.

The study, “Cross-Contamination

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The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) has announced that the Journal of Food Protection will be published as a fully open-access journal with Elsevier beginning in January 2023. IAFP sees this as another step forward in its mission to provide food safety professionals worldwide with a forum to exchange

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Researchers have found a mixed salad contaminated with the same type of Listeria that caused a multi-country outbreak with 54 cases and 10 deaths several years ago.

Salad and other fresh produce were collected in England from retail and catering businesses from September 2020 to December 2021 and were tested

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A review has described how the lessons from major foodborne outbreaks have helped improve Europe’s food safety system.

The research covers significant outbreaks that occurred in the past decade and how things have changed to try and prevent repeat incidents.

In Europe, 5,175 foodborne outbreaks were recorded in 2019 with
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The current edition of The Journal of Food Protection reports on another study into three outbreaks involving romaine lettuce contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli.  This one focuses on determining the source of the outbreak vehicle through traceback investigations. 

The Food and Drug Administration personnel traceback investigation experts employ a
Continue Reading Researchers review traceback investigations for the deadly romaine outbreaks