Meat, fish and poultry

Kevin Habas talked to FQN about the 30 year anniversary

Make a wish! 3M Petrifilm Plates marks 30 years

By Joseph James Whitworth

Increased technical efficiency, plate reader accuracy, one step confirmation and dual indicator potential are some of the marketplace drivers caused by Petrifilm Plates, according to 3M Food Testing.

CDC has said the outbreak that sickened 634 people is over

Foster Farm Salmonella outbreak declared over

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg which sickened more than 600 people linked to Foster Farms chicken appears to be over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

EFSA said alternative time-temperature combinations for storage of fresh meat between slaughter and mincing are possible

Meat storage times could be increased - EFSA

By Joseph James Whitworth

The time between slaughter and minced meat preparation could be extended without increasing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Photo: Cedida. Pilar Menéndez, from Navarra University is doing the work at University of Southern Denmark

Iron-ing out Listeria to find vaccines

By Joseph James Whitworth

The mechanisms of iron regulation in Listeria monocytogenes are being researched by a biologist-biochemist from Navarra University, in Spain.

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Scandal-hit CEO brands own company's practices ‘unacceptable'

By RJ Whitehead

The chief executive of OSI Group, the American owner of the meat processor under investigation by Chinese authorities for supplying expired meat to international fast-food chains including McDonald’s and KFC, has “sincerely apologised” for events over...

Cinnamon oil. Photo: Robert Hubner / WSU Photo Services

Cinnamon found to control non-O157 E.coli STEC

By Joseph James Whitworth

Cinnamomum cassia oil has the potential to be used as a natural antibacterial agent to control non-O157 STECs in food, according to Washington State University scientists.