- European Ban on Ethylene Oxide
- Recalls of Food Products
- Ingredients on High Alert
Yeast and mold are organisms of great importance to the food industry. These members of the fungi kingdom are very different from bacteria, including differences in basic cellular structure and the way that they reproduce. Hundreds of yeast and mold species have been isolated from foods. Due to their ability to grow over a wide spectrum of environmental conditions, very few foods are entirely safe from fungal spoilage.
The way we drink coffee and tea is changing. Retail sales of refrigerated and shelf-stable coffee and tea products are growing, and the rapid growth of cold brew coffee and tea consumption, in particular, raises the question of microbiological safety.