Good Manufacturing Practices

Information on commercial food processing and good manufacturing practices, including courses in hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP), food safety and sanitation for food manufacturers, and preventive controls for human food. Also covers specific education for dairy food processors.

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Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Slicing and Packaging Environments
Eradicating Listeria Monocytogenes From Slicing and Packaging Environments - Articles Articles
Now is the time for the mushroom industry to take all possible measures to minimize risks for Listeria contamination More
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment
Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment - Articles Articles

Method for Validating Thermal Sanitization of Mushroom Disk Slicing Equipment

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ramaswamy C. Anantheswaran, Hilary Tobin

This study demonstrates the feasibility of thermal sanitization treatment to eliminate L. monocytogenes at niche sites within slicer heads without requiring complete disassembly. More
Food Entrepreneurs
Food Entrepreneurs - Articles Articles

Food Entrepreneurs

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Are you looking to start a new food business? Are you an existing business looking for information on how to maximize your profitability? More
Handwashing Poster
Handwashing Poster - Articles Articles

Handwashing Poster

Martin Bucknavage

Poster provides instructions on the proper handwashing techniques. In spanish and english. More
Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) Writing Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) - Articles
Consistently using correct cleaning and sanitizing procedures in dairy and food processing plants is the foundation to producing high quality, safe food. More
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing
Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing - Articles Articles

Key Concepts of Cleaning and Sanitizing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Proper cleaning and sanitizing is essential to producing high quality, safe dairy foods. A well-informed and trained staff provides the foundation for safe food processing. More
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging
Cleaning and Sanitizing Wood Boards for Cheese Aging - Articles Articles
The traditional practice of using wood boards for cheese aging must meet the contemporary practice of sanitation to ensure food safety. More
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations - Articles Articles

Dairy Food Processing - Federal Regulations

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Federal regulations for food processors encompass food safety, standards for manufacturing facilities, good manufacturing practices, and compositional standards. More
Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands
Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands - Articles Articles

Food Safety Poster: Wash Hands

Martin Bucknavage

Poster detailing when to wash your hands. More
Judges cutting a 200 pound block of Swiss cheese
Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition - Articles Articles

Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show Cheese Competition is open to any Pennsylvania cheesemaker holding a valid dairy foods manufacturing permit. More
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Vinegar Flies - Articles Articles
Vinegar flies, sometimes inaccurately called fruit flies, are small, slow-flying insects usually found in association with over-ripened fruit and vegetables. More
Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Larder Beetle - Articles Articles
A commercial pest as well as a household pest, the cosmopolitan larder beetle was historically a pest of cured meats in Europe, the United States, and Canada. More
Dairy Product Standards
Dairy Product Standards - Articles Articles

Dairy Product Standards

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Many dairy food products have federal standards and grades that are based on composition, manufacturing, and quality requirements. More
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
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The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) is recognized as the national standard for milk sanitation. More
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants
Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants - Articles Articles

Sanitation for Dairy Food Plants

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Sanitation Controls are an element of Food Safety Plans that are required for all food processors by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The end result is high quality, safe dairy products. More
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations
Dairy Food Processing - Pennsylvania Regulations - Articles Articles
Dairy food processors must meet all regulations that apply to food processors, as well as regulations for dairy food processing and standards for specific products. More
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Foodborne Illness and Listeria monocytogenes - Articles Articles

Foodborne Illness and Listeria monocytogenes

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN

The bacteria Listeria monocytogenes is particularly harmful to pregnant women, newborns, children, elderly, and immune compromised individuals. More
Figure 1. Scanning electron micrograph of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Magnification 3000X.
Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Meat and Poultry - Articles Articles
Learn how to reduce the risk of Listeria monocytogenes in ready to eat meat & poultry products and in small meat & poultry establishments. More
Food Irradiation
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Food Irradiation

J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R.D.

This article explains the concept and process of food irradiation in plain language, and explores why it is done, how to identify products, and who might benefit from using irradiated food. More
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers
Slicer Alert to all Fresh Mushroom Packers and Shippers - Articles Articles
Mushroom packers and shippers are advised to review their sanitation practices with special focus on the control of Listeria in areas where product cross-contamination can occur. More
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments
Control of Listeria monocytogenes In Mushroom Growing and Packing Environments - Articles Articles
In recent years, awareness of Listeria monocytogenes as a potential microbial contaminant in ready-to-eat foods has increased. More