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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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Biofilm, which is a cluster of pathogens encased in a protective matrix, is a common enemy across diverse food manufacturing industries.

From dairy, produce, meat, poultry, ready-to-eat deli foods and other products, biofilm is a concern at the farm level and at processing and manufacturing plants.

The protective
Continue Reading Biofilms are a concern across the entire food supply chain

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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