Treating frankfurter sausages with scallop-shell powder (SSP) significantly reduces the growth of Listeria monocytogenes (LM) and E.coli 0157:H7, and boosts product shelf life, according to a new study.
Smoking salmon at sufficiently high temperatures reduces the risk of Listeria monocytogenes, according to a new study from the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.
An industry expert has raised concerns about the lengthy shelf-life of some listeria-prone ready-to-eat foods (RTE) in come countries as the EU said it would help fund a pan-regional study on the issue.
The Canadian Meat Council said that the recent media coverage of the finding of the bacterium, listeria, in a Canadian meat processing plant is unwarranted and is creating a false impression of both the industry and Canada's meat inspection system.
An extruded composite food packaging film containing pectin, polylactic acids (PLAs) and nisin can inhibit Listeria monocytogenes, according to scientists based at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture.
New guidelines can assist ready-to-eat (RTE) food producers in identifying the Listeria monocytogenes risk in their products as well as informing decisions on when and which shelf-life studies are needed.
The UK Salmon Processors and Smokers Group (SPSG) said that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) findings showing low levels of Listeria in smoked fish in UK retail outlets is a result of their strict production controls.
The FDF's says it believes the current EU regulation with regard to
criteria for ready-to-eat foods able to support the growth of
Listeria Monocytogenes (EC regulation 2073 / 2005,
as amended) is appropriate. However, it needs...
About 5 per cent of mixed raw vegetable salads in the UK are
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a national
survey that uncovered two products with levels above the EU's
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of 'bacteria
eating' viruses as food additives in ready-to-eat meat and poultry
to protect against Listeria, and offer the industry an interesting
Pinpointing the role risk analysis can play in controlling deadly
food pathogens in the food chain two UN-backed organisations have
prepared a microbiological risk assessment on the hardy organism
Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat...
Delving into the mechanism behind the potentially fatal foodborne
disease Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes), French
scientists report their findings this week on how two mammalian
proteins are 'hijacked' by the disease.
More evidence revealing the efficacy of HACCP systems in the battle
for food safety comes from figures released this week by the US
department of agriculture that show a 25 per cent dive in Listeria
samples in the past year, and a...
Earlier this week we reported on the online launch of a database
containing 20 years of research on the food-borne pathogen
Listeria. Today, a new rapid Listeria test from UK company
Oxoid claims to provide 'peace-of-mind'...
An acidified calcium sulphate solution called Safe2O has been shown
to significantly reduce the amount of Listeria monocytogenes on hot
dogs and prevented regrowth of the pathogen over a 12-week period.