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First Survey about Current Practices of Environmental Monitoring Programs within French Agri-Food Industries

Abstract : Food safety is a constant challenge for stakeholders in the food industry. To manage the likelihood of microbiological contamination, food safety management systems must be robust, including food and environmental testing. Environmental monitoring programs (EMP) have emerged this last decade aiming to validate cleaning–sanitation procedures and other environmental pathogen control programs. The need to monitor production environments has become evident because of recent foodborne outbreaks. However, the boundaries of environmental monitoring are not only limited to the management of pathogens but also extend to spoilage and hygiene indicators, microorganisms, allergens, and other hygiene monitoring. Surfaces in production environments can be a source of contamination, either through ineffective cleaning and disinfection procedures or through contamination during production by flows or operators. This study analyses the current practices of 37 French agri-food industries (small, medium, or large), reporting their objectives for EMPs, microbial targets, types, numbers and frequency of sampling, analysis of results, and types of corrective actions.
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Juliana de Oliveira Mota, Pauline Kooh, Emmanuel Jaffrès, Hervé Prévost, Thomas Maignien, et al.. First Survey about Current Practices of Environmental Monitoring Programs within French Agri-Food Industries. Biology, MDPI 2022, 11 (1), pp.89. ⟨10.3390/biology11010089⟩. ⟨anses-03597539⟩



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