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Food Safety & Storage

Covering food safety at all stages of the food chain as well as food preservation and storage issues. Includes foodborne disease, food contamination, spoilage and hygiene. 

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This year's UK Zoonoses Report continues to include feature articles which highlight human and animal incidents and issues of public health significance which occurred during 2015 which includes Anthrax, Hantavirus, Bovine TB, gastointestinal infections, and Swine Influenza. Also presented is a...

Publisher
Public Health England
Publication
Zoonoses Report: UK 2015, 2017, pp 98 pp.
Abstract

Meat is one of the most perishable foods owing to its nutrient availability, high water activity, and pH around 5.6. These properties are highly conducive for microbial growth. Fresh meat, when exposed to oxygen, is subjected to the action of aerobic psychrotrophic, proteolytic, and lipolytic...

Authors
Gonçalves, L. D. dos A.; Piccoli, R. H.; Peres, A. de P.; Saúde, A. V.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia
Publication
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2017, 48, 2, pp 352-358
Abstract

Background and purpose: Antibiotic resistance has prompted the use of medicinal plants with low side effects instead of common drugs. The aim of this study was to identify the contamination level of industrial hamburgers to salmonella, detecting their antibiotic resistance pattern, and their...

Authors
Chaleshtori, R. S.; Arani, N. M.; Taghizadeh, M.; Chaleshtori, F. S.
Publisher
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Publication
Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 2017, 27, 148, pp Pe137-Pe142, En136
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Slaughterhouses are key locations where contamination occurs along the processing chain of red meat. Bearing in mind that there are high levels of zoonotic and food-borne diseases in Nigeria, a search was conducted, with the exploration and filtration of databases and repositories of Google...

Date
August 2017
Subjects
abattoirs; aetiology; bacterial diseases; diarrhoea; domestic animals; food contamination; food hygiene; food safety; foodborne diseases; livestock; meat; meat animals; meat hygiene; meat inspection; microbial contamination; regulations; risk factors; swine influenza; swine influenza viruses; zoonoses
Authors
Fasanmi, O. G.; Balogun, F. A.; Makinde, G. E. O.; Fasina, F. O.
News Article

More than 100 chicken farms have been closed down after authorities confirmed that fipronil was used illegaly to treat lice on farms in the...

Date
August 2017
Authors
M Djuric, DVM
Datasheet

Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) is considered the single major cause of acquired epilepsy in the world and is an important...

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Saffron, as the most expensive agricultural and pharmaceutical product of the world, has a special value among plants. Since the Saffron harvesting period is short, its storage for later processing requires understanding the most effective factors affecting the quality of saffron and its...

Authors
Azarpazhooh, E.; Ehtiati, A.; Sharayei, P.
Publisher
University of Torbat Heydarieh
Publication
Saffron Agronomy and Technology, 2017, 4, 4, pp Pe279-Pe289, En3

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