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applications in food, food processing, and food packaging
May 4, 2006
University of Wisconsin
Significant research investment in nanotechnology has resulted in technological
advancements, proprietary positioning, and potential financial gains in
a wide spectrum of applications. The University of Wisconsin Food Research
Institute (FRI, www.wisc.edu/fri/) and College of Engineering are co-sponsoring
a symposium on
"Nanotechnology Applications in Food, Food Processing, and Food Packaging."
The University of Wisconsin has two National Science Foundation (NSF)
Nanotechnology Institutes ( www.mrsec.wisc.edu/ and www.nsec.wisc.edu/).
A group of experts from academia, government, and industry will provide
a comprehensive 1.5-day symposium, June 13a¢æ¡°14, 2006, at the University
of Wisconsina¢æ¡°Madison. Presenters will discuss the latest nanotechnology
scientific advancements and their application to food as well as regulatory
developments and issues that may impact commercialization.
Through presentations and interactions with other participants this symposium
will provide the audience an opportunity to assess the current state and
appreciate the future directions of nanotechnology and the food industry.
Additional information and a registration form can be obtained at: www.wisc.edu/fri
If you have any questions contact the Conference Coordinator Jean Johnson:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-7777.
pleads guilty to illegal meat sales
by Pete Hisey on 5/8/2006 for Meatingplace.com
Sierra Meat Co., Reno, Nev., pled guilty to charges it illegally sold
kangaroo, bear and eel meat in violation of laws regulating the sale of
wildlife meat. The sales took place at a Marina, Calif. plant, Carmel
Meat Co., two years before Sierra bought the company. "Sierra Meat
did not own that facility when it happened," a company spokesman
said. The company agreed to pay a fine of $50,000 and serve a year of
probation. Sierra maintained that had the case gone to trial, it would
have won the case. "We want to get on with our life," said Richard
Flocchini, vice president of Sierra, which had sales of about $90 million
restaurant violations on Web
May 5, 2006
Knight Ridder Tribune
Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star, Mo.
The Kansas state health department was cited as announcing Thursday that
it is putting restaurant health inspection reports on the Internet at
The state will keep up to two years of restaurant information on the Internet.
Sharon Watson of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment was quoted
as saying, "We've been getting so many questions from the public
about food safety."
The state joins Kansas City and Overland Park, which have been posting
inspection reports on the Internet for several years.
The restaurant industry opposed the state's decision to put inspection
Dennis Carpenter, president of the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality
Association, was cited as saying one inspection report can cast an unfair
image of an eating establishment, and that it reflects conditions at one
point in time, adding, "It's like watching a movie and seeing only
Carpenter also said that consumers don't necessarily fully understand
the details of an inspection report to discern how serious an infraction
may or may not be.
"Just because someone has a violation doesn't mean they're an unsafe
place to eat," he said.
Watson said the state is only making information more accessible that
is already available to the public. She said the Web site contains information
explaining the inspection reports.
BSE prevalence estimate: Four to seven cases likely
by Pete Hisey on 5/1/2006 for Meatingplace.com
Mike Johanns, U.S. secretary
of agriculture, on Friday released the agency's estimate of the prevalence
of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the United States. Using results
from the enhanced surveillance program in place since the summer of 2004,
as well as more limited data from the five years prior to 2004, the agency
determined that there are between four and seven undiscovered cases of
BSE in the country.
Johanns said that some 5,700 locations across the United States were cited
for samples, including slaughter plants, renderers, farms, public health
laboratories, veterinary diagnostic laboratories and salvage slaughter
facilities. To date, only two native-born cases of BSE have been identified
after testing of about 700,000 higher-risk animals. The agency is also
testing 20,000 younger, lower-risk animals. After the full report is peer-reviewed,
USDA will design an ongoing BSE surveillance program that matches the
risk under World Animal Health Organization (OIE) standards. Johanns said
the peer review, which will decide if the agency's conclusions are merited,
will be complete by the end of May, after which USDA will decide on a
new testing regimen. "I do expect we will move to a level of testing
that is in line with international guidelines for a country like ours
that is at minimal risk for the disease," Johanns said.
outbreak traced to deli meal
Monday, May 08, 2006
Plain Dealer Reporter
Source of Article: http://www.cleveland.com/
Woodmere -- The mystery of
what caused the salmonella outbreak that temporarily shut down the popular
Corky and Lenny's restaurant ended Sunday. The Cuyahoga County Board of
Health pinpointed the restaurant's famous No. 6, "The Philadelphia"
chopped liver sandwich, salad, vegetables and matzo balls as the culprits.
Also testing positive for salmonella was the oil used by prep cooks to
roll raw matzo balls and for hand dipping so that the matzo balls would
not stick to their fingers during preparation. That same oil also was
used to moisten the cooked chopped liver before serving. The health board
identified 48 confirmed cases, 64 probable cases and one suspected case
between Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. One of the confirmed victims was a server
at the Chagrin Boulevard restaurant. The report says the server may have
contributed to the illness. But John McLeod, the board's director of environmental
health, said agency officials are unsure whether the employee was infected
before or after the outbreak began.
The eatery was subjected to
weekly inspections, which will continue for at least another month, McLeod
said. After that, health officials will inspect the restaurant monthly.
"We're trying to put the entire incident behind us," co-owner
Earl Stein said Sunday.
Unfortunately, litigation is making that difficult. Several lawsuits are
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that causes headaches, abdominal pain,
diarrhea, nausea and sometimes vomiting 12 to 72 hours after infection.
Most people recover without medical treatment.
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on long road back from battle with botulism
By Erik Lacitis
Monday, May 8, 2006
Source of Article: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/
TACOMA On the flight back from a family vacation in Hawaii last November,
Julie Schmidtke needed a wheelchair to board the plane, as she could no
longer walk. Back in Tacoma that evening, she found herself on a gurney
in Tacoma General Hospital's emergency room.
The diagnosis: food-borne botulism.
Schmidtke has been battling the effects of the poisoning ever since.
It's a mystery how she got it. No one else in her family had any symptoms.
There were no reported cases
of botulism in Hawaii in 2005. There were no reported cases of food-borne
botulism in 2005 in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties. In 2004, there
were only 138 cases reported nationwide.
The botulism toxin binds itself to nerve endings and prevents transmission
of nerve impulses. If the respiratory muscles are affected, a person will
stop breathing unless put on a ventilator.
Schmidtke, a 46-year-old mother of four, married, and owner of two boutique
shops, prided herself on healthful eating habits and working out in a
gym six days a week. more
she was injured by razor in fast-food sandwich
May 4, 2006
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Northern Indiana police are investigating a claim by
Lisa Griffin, 35, of Mishawaka, that a razor blade in a fish sandwich
she bought Monday at Rally's Hamburgers cut the inside of her throat after
taking three bites. She was in good condition Thursday at St. Joseph Medical
Center in South Bend, spokesman Mike Stack said.
Police said the throat injuries appeared to be consistent with razor cuts.
Craig Banser, who operates several Rally's in the South Bend area, was
cited as saying the restaurant in Mishawaka set aside food products used
at the time so police could check them and called suppliers.
Are Our Safe Foods
May 3, 2006
International Academy of Food Science and Technology
IUFoST Conference at the Industrial Palace of the Prague Exhibition Grounds,
Prague, Czech Republic on 30 May - 1 June 2006, in conjunction with the
For full conference details, registration, exhibition, hotels, etc, visit
Food Safety Authority Re-Confirms Safety of Aspartame; Rejects Ramazzini
Study As Flawed
Friday May 5, 11:31 am ET
Source of Article: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060505/cgf023.html?.v=49
CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/
-- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) today re-confirmed the safety
of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame, rejecting the conclusions of a
recent study by the Ramazzini Institute of Bologna, Italy. Dr. Herman
Koeter, EFSA Acting Executive Director, stated: "EFSA considers that
the results of this new study on aspartame do not provide a scientific
basis for reconsidering its use in foods." The study in question
alleged an increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma with aspartame use.
After a scientific review and evaluation of the study, EFSA's AFC Panel
determined that the study had flaws which brought into question the validity
of the findings as interpreted by the Ramazzini Institute. In reaching
its opinion about the safety of aspartame, the AFC Panel also cited recent
government- funded studies in the United States by the National Toxicological
Program and the National Cancer Institute which found no link between
the consumption of aspartame and cancer.
"We are pleased, and certainly
not surprised, by the findings of prominent scientists and regulators
who have reviewed the Ramazzini study," said Paul Block, Chief Executive
Officer of Merisant. "As always, we stand behind the safety and quality
of aspartame, which provides great flavor for beverages and offers health
benefits to millions of consumers." EFSA's findings come on the heels
of other criticism from the scientific community. The UK government advisory
board, Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products
and the Environment, also reviewed the Ramazzini study and was critical
of the Ramazzini study.
EFSA's statements today further
validate the overwhelming body of scientific evidence that clearly demonstrates
that aspartame is safe and not associated with adverse health effects.
In April, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced
the findings of an epidemiology study that evaluated over 500,000 men
and women between the ages of 50 and 69 for up to five years. The researchers
found (compared with those who did not consume aspartame) that there was
no evidence of an increased risk of leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors
among those who use aspartame. In addition to the research by NCI, recent
animal studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program to evaluate
whether aspartame is capable of causing cancer indicated that "there
was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of aspartame." More than
200 toxicological and clinical studies on aspartame have been conducted
around the world during the past 30 years, all of which have confirmed
Merisant is a worldwide leader
in the marketing of low-calorie tabletop sweeteners. In addition to Equal¢ç
and Canderel¢ç, Merisant markets its products under 20 other brands in
over 85 countries. Web site: http://www.merisant.com or http://www.equal.com.
May 3, 2006
Kent Bradley and his team of food inspectors examine 1,700 food establishments
twice a year to make sure what you eat is safe.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, prepared food at restaurants
and delicatessens had the highest number of reported outbreaks of food-borne
illness. Statewide, the number jumped from 58 cases in 2001, to 80 in
2005. That's an increase of 38 percent.
The story says that 10 Investigates searched more than a thousand food
safety reports over the past three months. Inspectors from Columbus and
Franklin County found violations that would make your stomach turn. They
found things such as spinach thawing next to vat filled with bloody water,
gnats, no hand washing, a hand drill used as mixer, blood on floor of
walk-in cooler, rodent droppings, and dead roaches in a bag of flour.
Despite some restaurants with repeated critical violations, it's rare
that the city or the county will shut down a restaurant. In fact, over
the past year, the city closed two restaurants and suspended the licenses
of 7. The county also closed two restaurants last year.
Bradley was quoted as saying, "Enforcement and especially closing
is a last resort."
Those food safety reports just went online last month. You can find them
by clicking http://www.decadeonline.com/main.phtml?agency=COL, then type
in the name of the business on the city's food safety inspection page,
to get the latest inspection report.
Can you believe
it? Bagged lettuce could be our enemy
May 3, 2006
The Buffalo News
Most people have, according to this story, been aware that undercooked
ground beef can be an enemy. There is a chance that the meat could harbor
deadly E. coli bacteria. (That's why it's hard to get a burger in a chain
restaurant that is not cooked well done.)
But one of the more sobering items in the news recently concerned some
26 people in the Midwest who became deathly ill, most likely from eating
bagged lettuce, marked prewashed, that had been picked and packaged in
The investigation is still going on. In the meantime, industry giant Dole
Foods issued a voluntary recall for its very popular "American Blend"
and "Classic Romaine" bagged salads because evidence indicated
contamination might exist.
This is a big deal. In the food world, bagged salads are considered the
greatest thing since sliced bread. It's estimated that about 6 million
bagged salads are sold every day. Most are marked prewashed on the bag,
and are supposed to be able to go right into the salad bowl.
But the fact is that leafy greens (including spinach) have always been
suspected of harboring E. coli. One theory: they grow in soil that has
been exposed to feces-infested food and water. Other vegetables and fruits
can harbor E. coli, as well.
And there's a further problem: Leafy greens are usually served raw. They
are not exposed to bacteria-killing heat treatment.
Sheila Bass, nutrition team leader for the Erie County Cooperative Extension,
firmly believes that proper handling techniques for all fruits and vegetables
She says she washes everything, including prewashed bagged lettuce, under
cold water. She stores the bags in the refrigerator for a limited time.
Don't keep iceberg lettuce in the fridge for one to two weeks, leafy lettuce
for more than three to seven days.
In the summer issue of Menu Magazine, however, Wegmans nutritionist Jane
Andrews discusses Wegmans brand bagged salads which are, she says, refrigerated
immediately after picking and washed three times before packaging. One
good thing is that they make eating salad every day an easy thing to do.
"Our food safety experts recommend taking the green from the bag
to the bowl," Andrews says. "They surmise that, if triple-washing
doesn't remove the bacteria, your efforts probably won't, either.
TO PAY FOR INCREASED FOOD SAFETY
Source of Article: Northwest
Food Processors Association Food Safety News
May 2, 2006
Americans are willing to pay more to half the incidence of foodborne diseases,
according to a new survey. The survey also indicates that the public has
a higher trust in domestically-produced foods compared to imports. The
survey, by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan
State University (MSU), takes the pulse of a public at a time when regulatory
action is focused on increasing the safety of the food chain.
The survey was conducted on behalf of the Food Safety Policy Center.
The survey found that 84 percent of respondents said they¡¯d be willing
to add $270 a year to their food bill, the equivalent of paying fi ve
percent more if foodborne diseases could be reduced by 50 percent. About
38 percent identifi ed the federal government most as the group they expect
to keep food safe. Most 88 percent say they think government agencies
such as the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
are capable of keeping food safe.
Articles are excerpts or summaries from sources named. NWFPA FOOD SAFETY
NEWS ? MAY 2 6
Only 49 percent say they feel the government has enough resources
to do the job properly.
Craig Harris, an MSU sociologist and study director of the Food
Safety Policy Center said the survey sought to represent the juggling
of values Americans face in food. Confi dence and optimism
sometimes outpace statistical reality when it comes to perception of
how widespread foodborne illness is, Harris said. Trust in federal
government is high ? but half of Americans say they don¡¯t want
the government to ban foods that may be unsafe, but also hold high
Harris points to foods like raw milk, fresh cheese or unpasteurized
apple cider as examples of national disagreement. In general:
63 percent say they are very or fairly concerned about the safety of the
food they eat
54 percent say they think about food safety when grocery shopping
46 percent say they consider it when eating out at a restaurant.
96 percent feel they trust themselves to ensure foods they eat are safe.
But when asked if they trust others to handle their food, the confi dence
rate drops to 62 percent. Despite the rate of self-confi dence, only 58
percent say they know a lot or quite a bit about food safety
The majority of respondents stated that the current number of foodborne
related illnesses and deaths are
73 percent said that the percentage of foodborne illnesses is unacceptable
60 percent said that the number of hospitalizations due to foodborne diseases
68 percent stated that the number of deaths due to foodborne diseases
The public is most concerned about pesticide and chemical residues and
foodborne illness. About half of the respondents are concerned with antibiotics
or hormone use and additives or preservatives in foods:
About 50 percent said they are very or fairly concerned about antibiotics
and hormones, with 28 percent very concerned and, 41 percent not concerned.
About 70 percent are very or fairly concerned about pesticide and chemical
residues, with 39 saying they are very concerned and only 22 per cent
About 52 per cent are very or fairly concerned about additives and preservatives,
with 24 percent very concerned and 38 percent not concerned.
About 95 percent indicate that imported foods should be subjected to the
same inspection processes as domestically produced foods, with 56 percent
in strongly agreement.
About 71 percent disagree that imported foods are as safe as domestic
Source: foodqualitynews.com 4/24/06
on the Campylobacter That Would Resist Antibiotics
Source of Article: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/520172/?sc=rssn
Newswise Scientists who look
for ways to eliminate foodborne pathogens are up against another obstacle:
those pathogens that resist antibiotics. In particular, they want to single
out the resistant bacteria for special attention and get rid of them.
That¡¯s the focus occupying Ramakrishna Nannapaneni, a Food Safety Consortium
researcher in the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture food
science department working with Michael Johnson. His team is trying to
quantify Campylobacter, a pathogen that contaminates nearly all retail
raw broiler chicken carcasses, and its emerging ability to resist an important
fluoroquinolone antibiotic known as ciprofloxacin. Surveys have shown
that broilers frequently carry large numbers of Campylobacter in their
intestinal contents that spread during further processing onto retail
raw products. Campylobacter also can occur in raw milk and water and on
raw fruits and vegetables. Proper cooking recommended by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture will completely kill Campylobacter present on raw poultry.
The problem is that persons
who handle raw poultry contaminated by Campylobacter then handle other
foods that receive no cooking before consumption such as fresh salads
and lightly cooked vegetables. To aid in such risk assessment, scientists
are finding better ways to understand the numbers and virulence properties
of Campylobacter and those that resist antibiotics. more
Team to Advance Ionization for Food Safety
Source of Article: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/520173/?sc=rssn
MANHATTAN, Kan. ? Ozone was
good, but adding ionization appears to be better when it comes to getting
rid of foodborne pathogens.
And what is ionization? Jim Marsden of a Food Safety Consortium research
team at Kansas State University likens a new process using ionization
to a ¡°miniature sun¡± of ultraviolet energy interacting with oxygen and
drawing particles out of the air, thus producing an antimicrobial effect.
¡°When Mount St. Helens went off, you had all these particles floating
around,¡± Marsden said. ¡°The reason they¡¯re not still floating around is
that ionization from the sun caused them to fall out of the air.¡±
Marsden¡¯s KSU team worked with EcoQuest International, a Greeneville,
Tenn.-based company, to determine the potential use of its ionization
generator for food safety in processing plants. The researchers wanted
to find out its effectiveness in reducing several pathogens including
E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus auerus.
With EcoQuest phasing out its straight ozone generation system and shifting
to ionization, it settled on a more advanced system that was originally
developed by NASA to decontaminating spacecrafts during long missions,
Marsden explained. The new technology for food safety goes beyond being
merely ozone based. Its components consist of an antimicrobial part that
uses oxidated gases such as peroxide and ozone and the ionized part.
¡°Here we¡¯re talking about oxidated gases that basically fill the room
with a somewhat aggressive antimicrobial system ? extremely safe and breathable,¡±
Marsden said. ¡°The levels of ozone are very low in terms of OSHA and FDA
The researchers used stainless steel surfaces to test the system¡¯s effectiveness
in removing contaminating bacteria. The ionization system removed more
microbial populations than ozone at shorter exposure times.
Ozone already has a good track record as a disinfectant. The FDA in 2001
approved its use as a sanitizer for food contact surfaces and for direct
application to food products. It is also used extensively for purification
of bottled and municipal water.
¡°In the meat and poultry industry there are some applications for ozone
where products are being treated with aqueous ozone prior to being sliced,¡±
Marsden said. ¡°They¡¯re looking at ozone for decontamination of poultry
chillers and for direct decontamination of birds as they go down the processing
Marsden noted that the five years since government approval of the process
is not a long time to determine how well applications are going to work,
particularly in the meat and poultry industry.
The ionization system may be suited for related uses pending further research.
KSU and EcoQuest personnel will examine its effectiveness in inactivating
avian influenza environmentally. They may also investigate how the system
could control Listeria in ready-to-eat meat processing environments.
The recent research results showed that ionization was effective in reducing
levels of Staphylococcus auerus, leading researchers to consider the implications
for hospitals and nursing homes.
¡°The ionization effect is that it eliminated odors,¡± Marsden explained.
¡°For odors to be present they have to be aeromatic, so if you take it
out in particle form and inactivate further with peroxide and ozone, it
might have some application as well in hospitals, nursing homes and the
agent' kills superbugs: additive from Welsh startup kills E-coli, Salmonella,
other bacteria instantly
April 28, 2006
From a press release
CARDIFF, Wales-- One of the Welsh contestants in Wales' Technium Challenge
Awards competition this year is an entrepreneurial company called SteriTouch,
developer of a range of products made from plastics containing an antimicrobial
agent that kills bacteria instantly.
Products made from these materials are inherently antimicrobial, which
means that bacteria coming in contact with them -- including e-coli, Salmonella
and the superbug MRSA -- are instantly destroyed. Since products containing
SteriTouch also need no specialist treatment during their lifetimes, they
represent low-maintenance, cost-effective, long-term weapons against infection.
Healthcare market applications have enormous potential, according to SteriTouch's
founder and director, Huw Durban. Citing UK statistics, he noted that
government figures show that more than 5,000 people die each year as a
result of superbug infections acquired during a hospital stay, and that
the direct cost to the UK's National Health Service of MRSA infection
exceeds one billion pounds ($1.8 billion).
He also cited opportunities to improve hygiene in offices, pointing to
a University of Arizona Workplace Germ Study in 2002 demonstrating that
an office desk, typically cleaned less than twice a year, harbors significantly
more germs than a toilet seat. The germs included such illness-causing
bacteria as staphylococcus Aureus and Salmonella.
The SteriTouch antimicrobial additive or masterbatch can be added to most
polymers during the manufacturing process. It has been successfully incorporated
into plastics, paints, lacquers, fabrics and cement, and is currently
being used in products ranging from sports bottles, kitchen worktops,
drink holders and water purification units to light switches, food processing
utensils, keyboard covers and pens.
Of the 30 businesses representing a range of technology sectors from all
over the United Kingdom, SteriTouch has been short-listed as one of 16
finalists in the Technium Challenge 2006.
"Technium," as Andrew Davis, Wales Minister for Enterprise,
Innovation and Networks, describes it, "is a made-in-Wales solution
designed to help these technology-based companies with their research
and development activities, and help turn their innovative ideas into
commercial propositions." The overall winner of Technium Challenge
2006, plus two runners-up, will be announced by the minister at an awards
ceremony in Cardiff, Wales on May 18th.
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In Oriental King Brand Dried Vegetable
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