Latest Food microbiology Stories
A University of Illinois microbial engineer has synthesized a sugar in human milk that is thought to protect babies from pathogens.
Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption.
Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of diarrhea illness worldwide. Now researchers claim that the bacteria can be lessened by preparing foods on surfaces made with materials that contain some amount of the element copper, known as copper alloys.
Discovery could play role in treatments for food and prep areas
A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver.
A new study by food safety researchers at Drexel University demonstrates that plasma can be an effective method for killing pathogens on uncooked poultry. The proof-of-concept study was published in the January issue of the Journal of Food Protection.
Escherichia coli bacteria thrive in the lower intestine of humans and other animals, including birds.
Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker will be participating in a debate about raw milk at Harvard Law School on February 16, 2012. He and Dr.
As the world’s recognized leader in food microbiology, Silliker provides testing for the six E.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators have conducted a series of studies that explore non-antibiotic methods to reduce foodborne pathogens that are found in the gut of food animals.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...
Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...
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