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Food safety

Scientific practice in the handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.

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Food safety

horsemeat for beef

Food (other); Food safety

An international food scandal that involves mixing horsemeat with processed beef and then labeling the meat products such as hamburgers and lasagnas as containing 100% beef. Although eating horsemeat ...

sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOPs)

Food (other); Food safety

Refers to the sanitation procedures that meat and poultry plants use, both before and during production, to prevent contamination of products. Site-specific SSOPs were required to be implemented in ...

yersinia enterocolita

Food (other); Food safety

A pathogen which causes yersiniosis, a disease characterized by diarrhea and/or vomiting. Yersinia is found in raw meat, seafood, dairy products, produce, and untreated water.


Food (other); Food safety

Related to or perceived by a sensory organ.


Food (other); Food safety

FSIS participates in PulseNet, a national network of public health laboratories directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PulseNet performs DNA fingerprinting on foodborne ...

quantitative analysis

Food (other); Food safety

The process of testing for a substance to determine how much of it there is and the numerical value of each of its components. An example would be testing for the amount or concentration of a certain ...


Food (other); Food safety

A substance used to kill, control, repel, or mitigate any pest. Insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, herbicides, and germicides are all pesticides. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates ...

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