13 04, 2020

Preventing Listeria in Food Production

There’s a lot of pathogens and bacteria that can be passed on though food. One particularly big one in the food industry is Listeria, a gram positive, non-spore-forming motile foodborne pathogen. It can be especially present in ready-to-eat food production. How can you control listeria  in your food production? 1. Prevention of re-contamination: Contamination with it after [...]

4 02, 2020

Do You Have a Foreign Supplier Verification Program?

Validating kill-step reduction of Salmonella is one part of the new Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) bakers should be aware of, but there are other provisions and requirements to keep in mind. Such as FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP), which pertains to  foods and food ingredients manufactured outside of the United States. [...]

13 11, 2019

BAKED in Science: What’s New at IBIE 2019 pt. 2

 The biggest baking show deserves more than one podcast! Part 2 of BAKERpedia at IBIE 2019 includes virtual reality, innovative bake lines, and delicious toppings. Every 3 years, the baking industry gets together for the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). And every 3 years we love exploring it to find new innovations, solutions, [...]

13 08, 2019

Listeria

Listeria Also known as Listeria monocytogenes, L.m. What is Listeria? Listeria is a Gram positive, non-spore-forming motile foodborne pathogen. L.m. is a serious biological hazard that is often addressed by food processing operations to prevent foodborne diseases.1 Listeria has been found in food products, such as: Poultry products Milk and dairy products [...]

13 08, 2019

ATP

ATP Also known as microbial ATP bioluminescence assay or rapid hygiene monitoring What is ATP? ATP, or adenosine 5’-triphosphate assay, is a rapid microbial test based on bioluminescence. It is used to measure the effectiveness of cleaning activities and SSOPs performed on food-contact surfaces such as: Mixers Tanks Conveyors Piping1,2 [...]

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