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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Ellie Tan, Herb Wykoff (yogurt judge), Kerry Kaylegian (coach), Jennifer Huang, Shu-wei Huang. Photo by Mike Roemer
Dairy Products Evaluation Team Takes 1st Place in Yogurt - News News
The Penn State Dairy Products Evaluation Team takes 1st place in yogurt at the 95th Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Madison, Wisconsin. More
Raw Milk Quality
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On farm factors such as cleaning and sanitizing, and temperatures affect the finished product shelf life, flavor, and quality 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
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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
Analyzing Salt Content
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Analyzing Salt Content

Jonathan A. Campbell, Ph.D.

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In this video we will discuss a rapid measurement tool for how to analyze the salt content of various processed meat items. More
Dairy Product Standards
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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
The Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance - Articles Articles

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
Sanitation Controls for Food Processing
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Sanitation Controls for Food Processing

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

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Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures to keep your dairy or food processing plant safe. More