Items Tagged with 'E. coli O157:H7 '


Food Safety

Engaging in the pathogen battle, at the pre-harvest point

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Not one pre-harvest intervention can combat all pathogenic microorganisms alone
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Fight for Food Safety

Why food safety matters

By Shawn K. Stevens
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I’m writing this article on an airplane, while flying along the East Coast.
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Food Safety Ingredients

Phages allow processors to go on the offensive

The use of bacteriophages in the war against pathogenic bacteria continues to intrigue processors.
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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As interest in more natural products continues to grow, bacteriophages (phages) — basically viruses that kill bacteria — have become particularly appealing.
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Imagine a world without love

By John Vatri
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During a conversation with one of our suppliers of boneless beef last week I was asked whether we used “love” in any of our burgers.
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Processing Tech

Regulating tenderized beef?

Technological advances have allowed brines and marinades to be more safe and effective, but challenges remain.
By Megan Pellegrini
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This summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed that mechanically tenderized beef and beef products injected with marinade or solution be labeled due to food-safety concerns.
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Regulations & Legislation

FSIS clarifies, expands routine trim sampling

By Dennis R. Johnson
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On Dec. 13, 2013, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued Notice 81-13 to clarify and expand its routine trim sampling programs. Inspection program personnel (IPP) were to implement this notice beginning Jan. 5, 2014, with updating the plant profile so that sampling tasks can be appropriately scheduled.
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Undetermined amount of ground beef recalled by Costco

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Costco, in Coon Rapids, Minn., is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
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Hawaii processor recalls ground beef

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Higa Meat & Pork Market, a Honolulu, HI establishment, is recalling approximately 4,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
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FSIS issues public health alert on potentially tainted Canadian beef

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FSIS is announcing a Public Health Alert for raw boneless beef trim products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
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A bit(e) of E. coli history

By Bill Marler, Marler Clark LLP PS
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A history of E. coli O157:H7 as an “adulterant,” and why other EHECs should be “adulterants” too.
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