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Can electrostatic technology reduce microbial load?

The novel approach charges liquids to apply an even coating on surfaces.
The use of electrostatic technology to apply paracetic acid (PAA) on whole muscle cuts was effective as an antimicrobial intervention, according to research presented during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace.
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Foreign material contamination about procedures, not people

Human errors can occur that cause contamination situations, but it is important to make sure workers are given clear communication on what their duties are, and have the skills needed to perform those duties
When a foreign material contamination situation occurs at a meat or poultry processing plant, it is often the result of a piece of equipment malfunctioning.
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Neetson, Kaul, Charlton to lead IPC working groups

They will chair the working groups on animal health and welfare, communication, food quality
Anne-Marie Neetson, Shaddrha Kaul and Erica Charlton have been unanimously elected as chairpersons for working groups (WGs) within the International Poultry Council (IPC).
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Eggs recommended for babies in new US dietary guidelines

Parents can make every bite count by feeding eggs as a fundamental first food for brain development, AEB explains
The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include recommendations for birth to 24 months old and specifically recommend eggs as an important first food for infants and toddlers, as well as for pregnant women and lactating moms.
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FSIS: Chinese chicken products have false USDA mark

Public alert issued after Di-Da Di-Da USA Corp. received and distributed ineligible imported frozen chicken wings products from China to U.S. commerce for retail sale.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for raw frozen chicken wing products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection.
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