Microfiltration—an emerging processing technology that extends milk’s shelf life by using semipermeable membranes to keep out undesirable microbes—can introduce bacteria that are resistant to pasteurization into fluid milk if equipment is not cleaned properly, Cornell researchers recently found.
The Center for Produce Safety has provided insight into an ongoing study funded by the center that is examining the efficacy of superheated steam, also known as “dry steam,” as a sanitization method for dry food production environments. The researchers are looking for industry respondents to fill out a survey on the financial realities of this technology.
Researchers are exploring the use of superheated, dry steam to clean food manufacturing facilities where the use of traditional wet sanitation is limited, such as in produce packing facilities and low-moisture food processing plants.
The study focused on developing and testing a computer model that has the potential to pinpoint locations in a food manufacturing facility where Lm might be found.
February 20, 2019
New research funded in part by the Frozen Food Foundation, a non-profit arm of American Frozen Food Institute, Arlington, Va., reveals a possible solution for controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in food manufacturing facilities.
Panelists rated the pungency of the blue cheese significantly higher in the cow barn setting than in the sensory booth or the virtual park bench.
October 5, 2018
Food scientists from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., used virtual reality (VR) to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to "Dynamic Context Sensory Testing–A Proof of Concept Study Bringing Virtual Reality to the Sensory Booth."