Weekly News Scan – August 12, 2021

Cornell Food Scientists Create National Atlas for Deadly Listeria

Food Safety News reports that “in a new study, Cornell food scientists have created a national atlas for Listeria monocytogenes. They hope the new genomic and geological mapping tool will make it easier to track down Listeria in food recalls and other investigations.”

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Mid-Year Pathogen Surveillance and Inspection Update

According to Food Safety Tech, “This article looks at the data from USDA FSIS and FDA through mid-year 2021. Surveillance and inspection data allows food safety professionals to identify trends in both regulatory activities as well as pathogen prevalence.”

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How to Protect Your Consumers From Allergens

According to Food Dive, the “Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), have drastically impacted how food producers perform allergen control.” Your bottom line can be directly impacted by your food allergen and prevention controls. “With increased allergen awareness among consumers, restaurants and other food handlers should encourage employees to train to increase their food allergy awareness and reduce the possibility of incident in their facility.

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3 Best Practices for Shipping Produce

Food Safety Logistics discusses the three main challenges when shipping produce; product shelf life, truck temperatures, and FSMA regulations. “With more consumers demanding fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their daily diet, produce logistics is at an all-time high. Here’s how you can enact procedures to reduce the potential of spoilage;” pre-plan shipments and rigorous tracking, take care of packaging, and work with proven carriers.

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