Items Tagged with 'E. coli O157:H7 '


Regulations & Legislation

Implementation of FSIS traceback and recall procedures

On Aug. 13, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a Notice in the Federal Register titled “Implementation of FSIS Traceback and Recall Procedures for Escherichia coli O157:H7 Positive Raw Beef Product.”
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Fight for Food Safety

E. coli O157:H7 battle grinds on

Once again, the government’s battle to eradicate E. coli O157:H7 (and other non-O157:H7 STECs) from the nation’s beef supply is heating up.
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Food Safety

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

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

Why food safety matters

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.
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

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.
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

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

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

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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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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National Provisioner


December 2014

The December issue of NP features a cover story on the GNP Company, an article on animal welfare, the 2015 economic outlook, and so much more!


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Independent Processor


December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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