REFLECTS HACCP `PAYOFF': USDA sees food safety gains
- How Safe Are Salad Fixings? Hunter, Beatrice Trum // Consumers' Research Magazine;Aug2000, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p28
Presents information on the misconceptions and risk of eating raw vegetable salads. Details on bagged salad fixings; Microbial contamination of vegetables; Procedures on how to lessen the risk of microorganism exposure; Safety program proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture. ...
- Hudson beef on hold. Halal, Ann Marie // Waste News;09/15/97, Vol. 3 Issue 18, p6
Presents information on the voluntary recall initiated by Hudson Foods Incorporated during August of 1997, at the recommendation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), after the USDA received several reports of illness. Discovery of the E. coli strain of bacteria amongst those...
- Preventing and detecting food contamination. // IIE Solutions;Dec2002, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p14
Reports on the development of ways to detect food contamination by Purdue University and U.S. Department of Agriculture engineers and food scientists. Launch of the Center for Food Safety Engineering by the university; Enhancement of food safety; Total number of university researchers involved...
- Burger phobia. Krumm, Jo Ellen // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug93, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p44
Discusses the measures taken by the US Department of Agriculture against death and illnesses caused by fast-food burgers. Bacterium responsible; Updating inspection system; Need to follow proper handling and cooking procedures; Hamburger safety tips by the Meat and Poultry Hotline.
- USDA Puts More Teeth in Food-Safety Rules. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Nov2002, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p2
Reports on the requirement of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to test beef-grinding facilities for the presence of E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. Reason for safety measure implemented; Advice for cooking foods made with ground beef.
- Corn bred conventionally to resist fungal infections. // Food & Environment Electronic Digest;Nov2010, p2
The article provides information on a study conducted by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on corn varieties. It informs that the USDA scientists have bred corn varieties that resist colonization by a species of fungus that produces aflatoxin, a human carcinogen. Corn that...
- Safe...by a nose. // Nutrition Action Health Letter;Nov94, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p2
Discusses the importance of the US Department of Agriculture's Pathogen Reduction Act. Deaths of children after eating tainted hamburgers from the Jack in the Box restaurant; Need for citizen's support of the bill.
- Validation of the USDA/ARS Package Rinse Method for Recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from Naturally Contaminated, Commercially Prepared Frankfurters. Wallace, F. Morgan; Call, Jeffrey E.; Luchansky, John B // Journal of Food Protection;Oct2003, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p1920
The utility of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) package rinse method for recovering Listeria monocytogenes from the surface of contaminated foods was validated in comparison to the standard USDA/ Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) product...
- Why Not Wash Meat and Poultry Before Cooking? // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jun2005, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p7
Clarifies the inquires regarding a federal dietary guideline issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommending that meat and poultry should not be washed or rinsed to prevent cross-contamination.