With 2016 fast approaching and the holiday season upon us, we’re taking a moment to look back over the great stories from the year. To keep you entertained over the next couple of weeks, we’ve collected some of this year’s most popular blog posts below. Why not take a moment to read through – are there any that you missed?
We wish you a restful holiday season and look forward to sharing more news and updates in 2016!
- Verification Steps to Test Metal Detector Failure – How to apply the required verification steps — as outlined in the FDA’s Preventive Control rule – to test metal detector failure in food safety industry.
- Bacillus cereus: Selective Media for Unpasteurized Food Samples – A comparison of three selective agars for enumerating Bacillus cereus for food safety testing.
- Seeing Red: Detecting Illegal Sudan Dyes in Foodstuffs – Sudan dyes are widely used to add red color to plastics and textiles but have been detected in chili powder, paprika and curry pastes, endangering consumer health.
- Food Monitoring: Antibiotics Residues in Meat and Milk – Mass spectrometry offers enhanced monitoring for adherence to maximum residue limits (MRL) for veterinary antibiotic residues in milk and meat.
- Salmonella and Norovirus in Berries – A Growing Health Concern – A dramatic increase in reports of Norovirus linked to frozen berries has led the European Food Safety Authority to advise best practices for production.
- Where’s the Beef? E. coli O157:H7 Screening – Foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7 (STEC) poses a consumer health risk in beef products but can PCR overcome detection challenges?
- Chicken Juice Exacerbates Campylobacter Contamination – Do chicken juice particulates increase adhesion and biofilm formation in campylobacter species C. jejuni and C. coli, enhancing food contamination.
- Investigating the Antibacterial Content of Australian Stingless Bee Honey – Identifying bioactive factors that give Australian stingless bee honeys antioxidant and in vitro antimicrobial properties.
- Inspecting Snack Foods Through Metalized Film Packaging – X-ray inspection systems can ‘ignore’ metalized packaging and find a contaminant.
- Cakes and Pies, Fresh and Frozen – What’s The Best Inspection Technique? – Understanding the challenges of baked food product inspection can help you to select the right approach.