Day: October 25, 2021

Examine reveals Cronobacter in dried fruit, nuts and seeds

Researchers have discovered Cronobacter in samples of nuts, seeds and dried fruit in Poland.

The examine decided the microbiological high quality of business ready-to-eat meals merchandise of plant origin with a give attention to Cronobacter.

Analyses had been carried out on 64 samples of nuts, dried fruits, candied fruits, seeds, and mixes of seeds, dried fruits and nuts. Samples had been examined for the full plate rely of micro organism (TPC), counts of yeasts and molds, and the incidence of Cronobacter.

Cronobacter display a spread of properties which allow survival in varied meals merchandise and permit them to adapt to a altering atmosphere in the course of the manufacturing course of, based on the examine revealed within the journal Pathogens.

TPC, yeast and mildew
The extent of TPC in nuts is believed to be an indicator of postharvest contamination of those merchandise. TPC weren’t present in samples of seeds and

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Letter from the Editor: A coalition rising

Opinion

Those that work within the enviornment of public affairs danger greater than paper cuts after they resolve to work with their opponents. I do know this from the years after I labored for builders within the Seattle space, and environmentalists and neighborhood activists had been on the opposite aspect.

Some on our aspect didn’t prefer it after we started working with the opposition. The identical was true for the opposite aspect. Earlier than lengthy, although, elevated understanding and new friendships had been producing outcomes.

It’s fairly uncommon to see such coalitions come collectively. And meals security has not seen a lot coalition-building. Some meals issues of safety stay unresolved for years or a long time.

However there are some risk-takers on the market prepared to work “in a broad coalition asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to satisfy with them to hash out a modernized, science-based strategy” to decreasing salmonella

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