Fifty people remain ill after consuming chicken meat that was infected with Campylobacter. The outbreak was detected in-part due to an ongoing project run by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Statens Serum Institut to collect Campylobacter isolates and conduct whole genome sequencing.
A biopreservation technique by researchers at the Spanish Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) has found that lactobacillus sakei CTC494 has proven to have efficacy in inhibiting Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum packed salmon.
Eleven New South Wales (NSW) poultry facilities and a Victorian egg layer farm have detected Salmonella since late last year due to a targeted program of testing and surveillance.
A foundational practice in Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is to perform and periodically update a risk assessment and take reasonable steps to reduce or manage the identified risks.
Food processing plant surfaces must be cleaned regularly, and unlike swabs, artificially contaminated stickers were able to provide a record of contamination that took place over at least two weeks, despite washing, flushing with water, or wiping with the alcohol-based disinfectant
Pre-harvest measures are the first step to control food safety hazards and improving public health and should begin as far up the supply chain as possible to be most effective.
Researchers developed a framework to quantify the risk of zoonotic disease transmission in the Laos bushmeat system.
Food safety experts, from the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, shared best practices and strategies for risk reduction and monitoring and responding to listeria contamination.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” The agency will be developing a “Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety” which will address traceability, digital technologies, and evolving food business models.
China’s agriculture ministry will require pork processors handling raw pork to test for the presence of the African swine fever virus from May 1.