Check out the April/May 2021 edition of Food Safety Magazine, featuring how the pandemic can improve our global food system, pathogen considerations beyond Salmonella in dairy powders, virtual communication, machine learning and much more!
More than a year after the start of the coronavirus pandemic forever changed our way of life and further strained our food system, we face greater challenges as a result of new vulnerabilities that have arisen.
Opportunities exist for the use of data science in preventing and mitigating foodborne disease outbreaks, often using publicly accessible data. This article examines machine learning/data science approaches, including whole-genome sequencing, to enhance food safety.
Cronobacter, formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii, can be found naturally in the environment but survives for prolonged periods in low-moisture foods. Learn what can be done to control this pathogen.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have developed a collaborative approach to improve the coordination of multistate outbreak investigations.
This article will review sanitizers and disinfectants in terms of their different efficacies to the tolerance exhibited by some microorganisms. Learn which works best against your food microbe of choice.
While conventional bacterial reduction solutions in the dry food industry are limited, low-energy electron beam (LEEB) technology is an innovative solution to ensure the safety minimally processed spices, seeds, and herbs.
A collaboration that began with the Beef Industry Food Safety Council to address issues related to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) now focuses on reducing illness attributed to Salmonella in beef by applying a meaningful risk analysis through shared industry data and best practices.
The European Union (EU) is currently evaluating its legislation on food contact materials (FCMs), which has identified safety concerns due to the lack of specific EU rules for most FCM types. This article takes a closer look at the status of these regulatory updates.
As food processors continue to recover from 2020, we wanted to find out more about their plans for 2021. One thing was clear: Testing—especially environmental monitoring—will continue to grow at a rapid pace.