listeria

Plant-based coating that prevents pathogens, spoilage in food developed by Rutgers

Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plan... continue reading »

Column: Putting food safety research to work

Imagine reading this headline in our trade press: “Fresh produce foodborne illnesses fall 80%.” Better yet: “15 trillion servings of fresh produ... continue reading »

New projects eye blue light, bubbles and smartphone-based infrared in produce safety

Antimicrobial blue light, ultra-fine bubbles and smartphone-based infrared cameras may seem unrelated, but each technology is part of a Center for Pro... continue reading »

Laura Rolon studying microbial biofilms protecting Listeria

Microbiologists to study biofilms guarding Listeria

Microbiologists in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received a $605,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study how... continue reading »

Sanitizer efficacy in apple packing line dump tanks studied

Although several researchers have examined potential pathogen cross-contamination from wash water in fresh-cut produce operations, little data exists ... continue reading »

FDA: Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes found in Dole packaged salad

Dole Fresh Vegetables announced Dec. 22 a Voluntary Precautionary Recall of all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessem... continue reading »

Center for Produce Safety commits $3.9 million to 12 research projects

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) ­has funded 12 new research projects, valued at just over $3.9 million, to help answer the industry's most urgent... continue reading »

Column: Tackling listeria, our produce safety greatest common denominator

In managing my company’s fresh produce processing business, I consider two focus areas to be critical: managing risk and growing consumption. Food s... continue reading »

Fresh Express announces recall of Fresh Salad products due to potential health risk

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. Ac... continue reading »

What’s your food safety nightmare?

What fresh produce food-safety topics keep industry leaders awake at night? A pair of recent Center for Food Safety webinars examined two prominent ri... continue reading »