Bacteria

Rapid testing should be followed up with lab tests, said the CDC

Better testing fuels US meat pathogen reports

By Rod Addy

Reported US infections linked to pathogens Yersinia and Shiga toxin-producing E.coli, commonly contaminating meat products, grew in number in 2016, but experts blamed better testing, not more people becoming sick. 

Cargill said the move to further cut antibiotic use in turkey meat was a 'logical step'

Cargill ends antibiotic use in turkeys

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has stopped using an antibiotic for disease prevention in its turkey flocks, following concern use of the drug in the food chain contributes to the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The European Commission wants to give meat producers more flexibility over transport requirements

Food safety body weighs in on meat spoilage

By Oscar Rousseau

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on meat spoilage during storage and transport, following a request from the European Commission.

Researchers have used bacteriophages to destroy salmonella cells

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

By Oscar Rousseau

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

FSIS: genome sequencing will improve scientific methods to screen out foodborne disease

US plans to modernise meat inspection

By Oscar Rousseau

US government agency the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has requested millions of dollars from Congress to develop a rigorous, science-based method to improve its meat inspection capabilities. 

Starbucks says it is recalling the meaty sandwich out of

Starbucks in meat muffin listeria recall

By Oscar Rousseau

Coffee giant Starbucks has recalled its sausage, egg and cheese breakfast muffin from 250 US stores in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas over fears of listeria contamination. 

USDA’s Al Almanza: new measures on ground beef are a

US toughens ability to track mince virus outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

The US department that safeguards the industry and consumers from dangerous foodborne illnesses has launched a protocol to improve virus detection in a bid to protect consumers from future outbreaks.