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Getting Rid of Listeria in Your Drains

Drain Foaming

Drains in food production facilities are the most common location that Listeria can be found. A study done by the USDA/FSIS found that 30% of drains in food and beverage production facilities tested positive for Listeria. For this reason it … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT GOING AWAY FOLKS!

Since our last blog about Listeria monocytogenes in August 2012 there has been several more recalls. We thought it would be interesting to summarize some of the latest recalls involving Listeria that happened over the last 60 days. We’ve compiled … Continue reading

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Don’t get caught speeding in your plant FOOD ZONE!

Information regarding the layout of your facility by hygienic zones and the division of specific areas into more specific sampling zones – 1, 2, 3, 4 is important and helps with identifying the source of the TROUBLE.   At SSS we … Continue reading

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME! signed L. m.

Winston Churchill

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. …Sir Winston Churchill Listeria was discovered in 1924 by Murray, Webb and Swann who named the microbe Bacterium monocytogenes. Then in 1929 it was renamed as Listerella monocytogenes … Continue reading

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FSIS warns food processing plants not to alter practices during listeria testing

The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) recently released a notice regarding listeria testing for food processing plants that may temporarily alter their practices during Routine Risk-Based Listeria monocytogenes (RLm) Sampling or Intensified Verification Testing (IVT). According to a meatingplace.com … Continue reading

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