Destroying Listeria in Your Food Processing Plant

4.25.2015

food processing plantWritten by: Selective Micro Technologies

From the website foodsafety.gov, Listeria is “…a bacteria found in soil and water and some animals, including poultry and cattle. It can be present in raw milk and foods made from raw milk. It can also live in food processing plants and contaminate a variety of processed meats.” Listeria is especially dangerous to many food processing plants because it can withstand the cold temperatures that would normally make other microbes inert. 

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The Evolution of Food Safety

testing-for-food-safety4.8.2015

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

Where do you fit in?

In the year 1924, oysters that were grown in a heavily polluted river in Long Island, New York were responsible for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness. 150 people died, while 1,500 were sickened from typhoid fever caused from the pathogen Salmonella Typhi. This was the first domino in a series of events that would eventually lead to the regulation of the food industry we see today.

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Food-Contact Surfaces: What Lays Upon Them?

A chef chopping and preparing produce 02.04.2015

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

In restaurants, bars, schools, delis and other places where food is served, there exists many different surfaces with which food will come into contact. There are the obvious ones that you immediately think of when you hear the term food-contact surface, such as prep lines, cutting boards, food storage bins, counter tops and utensils. However, there are also many surfaces that you may not realize are food-contact surfaces. This holds true for anyone who is responsible for sanitizing such surfaces.

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6 Steps to Process Food and Eliminate Foodborne Pathogens

Fresh vegetables in a bucket11.07.2014

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies

The FDA has been at war with foodborne pathogens. They estimate that there are at least 48 million cases of food poisoning annually, nearly 3,000 resulting in death. The culprits of many of these illnesses are undercooked food, improperly stored food, and contaminated food. At one point along the way from being harvested to the consumer’s plate, the food that ultimately caused the person’s illness was mishandled.

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5 Best Practices for Food Processors to Ensure Safe Eating

foodonthetable7.24.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

When it comes to eating, do you know your food is safe? How can you be sure? In today's food processing there are  many people who touch your food, and it is difficult to determine if it is contamination free. With all the recalls from the CDC, you need to understand 5 practices to keep you food safe for eating before it hits the table. 

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