Food Safety Analysis: HOW SAFE IS OUR FOOD?

In its second annual report published by the US PIRG Education Fund, the authors Karthikeyan & Garber looked at recall trends since the implementation of FSMA. The research showed a significant increase in USDA regulated number of recalls from 2013 to 2017. Recalls due to the most hazardous Class 1 meat and poultry increased by 83%, while the overall recall increased by 67%. Beef recalls increased by 55%, pork by 67%, and poultry recalls increased the most at 70% from 2013 to 2018. In contrast the recalls of produce and processed food increased only by 2% since 2013. The data...


2nd World Congress On Agri, Food & Aqua

Conference Sessions & TracksSustainable AgriculturePlant Fertilization and ProtectionPostharvest Physiology and TechnologyVeterinary Science and EntomologyTechnology of Animal FoodsWaste and Water ManagementAgriculture Economics and AgribusinessFood Processing and Packaging TechnologiesFood Science and TechnologyGlobal Food Loses and Food WasteAgriculture & Food SecurityGenetically Modified FoodsSea Food Handling and SustainabilityAquacultureFish Hatchery & StockingAquaponicsFish PathologyMaricultureAquaculture and Fisheries ScienceIntegrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture PostersAquaFish Innovation Lab PostersRecirculating Aquaculture Sustems For more details for abstract submission :


At the beginning of a new decade what is missing in produce safety? What to wish for in 2020?

As we enter a new decade, the lingering question is how we can assure safe produce. The fresh produce industry has come under intense scrutiny in the past three years, due to several recent high profile outbreaks of romaine lettuce. Due to minimal processing and absence of thermal treatments before consumption, pathogenic bacteria on fresh produce are a particular concern. In the US, foodborne illnesses caused by pathogens in fresh produce account for 46% of the cases, compared with 22% attributed to meat and poultry, 20% to dairy and eggs, and 6% to fish and shellfish. Much emphasis has been...


Hard-boiled eggs cause major recalls due to Listeriosis

On December 20, the CDC reported Listeria illnesses and a death in five states, linked to Almark Foods’ hard-boiled eggs. These products were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by foodservice operators and were used in a variety of commercial products. In this investigation, WGS showed that bacteria isolated from ill people are closely related genetically. On December 23, 2019, Almark Foods expanded its recall to include all hard-boiled eggs. These eggs were used as an ingredient in a variety of products resulting in a ripple effect causing numerous additional recalls. The recall now includes hard-boiled eggs sold at...