Workers’ personal hygiene, the field’s use prior to planting of produce and the time since the last irrigation are some factors that influence the likelihood of E.coli contamination of spinach on farms prior to harvest, according to researchers.
Orange oil has demonstrated a real ability to inhibit growth of E.coli 0157: H7 on beef at refrigeration temperature and could be considered as an additional method to help combat the bacteria, according to new research
Food safety technologist Neogen Corporation has moved to meet the demands of the up-coming zero-tolerance approach to the ‘Big Six’ non-O157:H7 E.coli strains in ground beef through the update of its testing services.
A new food safety testing method using liquid crystals – a technology traditionally used in smart phones and televisions – is being developed with the aim of detecting multiple harmful foodborne pathogens in a single test.
The recent spate of 1000s of E. coli infectionsin Europe – with no known treatment – that sprang from contaminated vegetables could be reduced in occurrence and severity by probiotics, in vitro trials demonstrate.
Food and animal safety company Neogen reported a 30 percent boost to its net income to reach $22,839,000 for its 2011 fiscal year, which ended May 3. Net income climbed to $0.96 per share, compared with $0.76 per share the year before.
Raw sprouted seeds of the type linked to the outbreaks of E.coli 0104:H4 can now be eaten raw as long as the label indicates they are ‘ready to eat’ or ‘ready to wash’, said the UK Food Standards agency as it amended its safety advice.
The Consumers Union (CU) has urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set performance standards for leafy greens after its latest survey revealed some packaged salads contained high levels of bacteria.
A treatment method using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) can help ensure the safety of fresh produce such as alfalfa seeds in terms of Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli contamination, claims new research.
Researchers claim to have discovered a method to eliminate bacteria in packaged foods such as spinach and tomatoes, a process that could reduce the number of food-borne outbreaks linked to the produce.
Roselle calyx extracts and protocatechuic acid could be potent agents in the prevention of food contamination by spoilage bacteria, claims a new study in a forthcoming issue of the journal Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.
A tool to rapidly detect and measure E. coli 0157:H7 in meat can be distributed to processors worldwide following the signing of a new licence agreement, claims a Canadian food safety test manufacturer.