Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene

Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene
Open Access

ISSN: 2476-2059

Kelsey Lamb

Kelsey Lamb
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Food Microbiology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
Lexington, Kentucky

  • Review Article
    A Brief History of Pet Foods, the Pathogenic Organisms of Concern, and the Potential Harboring Capacity of Animal Derived Fats
    Author(s): Kelsey Lamb, Melissa Morgan and Roberta DwyerKelsey Lamb, Melissa Morgan and Roberta Dwyer

    The extrusion process is acclaimed as one of the most efficient and safest manufacturing processes for developing dry food items intended to be shelf-stable with an extensive shelf life. Similarly, the fat rendering process results in a safe and sterile product that can be utilized for flavorings or nutrient enrichments. Both methods have been widely accepted for the production of safe shelf-stable dry pet foods and pet food related products. Despite the safety associated with these products and their processing methods, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 235 recalls from January 1, 2010 to April 1, 2018 concerning pet foods, livestock feeds, pet treats, and other animal specialty items. Of the 235 total recalls, possible contamination due to Salmonella was responsible for 124 recalls and recall expansions. Possible contamination due to Listeria was respo.. Read More»

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