Author Archive: Sue D. Monas

Sue D. Monas is the pen name of a Microbiologics Technical Support Specialist with extensive food industry experience.

In Your Eyes: Microbes that Cause Eye Ailments

It’s interesting how one simple thought can lead you on journey to learn more about the most fascinating subject known to mankind: microorganisms. I recently heard November is National Diabetic Eye Awareness Month which got me thinking about eyes and…
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‘Tis the Season for Canning and Preserving Foods – Don’t Let Botulinum Spoil It

During this time of year, many people are literally seeing the fruits, and vegetables, of their labor. There are fresh tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beans, cucumbers, and potatoes galore from the garden. Home canning is a great way to preserve all…
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Food Safety First on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is time for fun, family, sunshine, bug spray, parades, fireworks and foodborne illnesses. The warm weather, in combination with picnics and barbeques, offers bacteria the perfect environment to do its thing and multiply. There is no…
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What Microbes Might Attend Your Holiday Party?

This holiday season, you will unwittingly indulge upon a wide variety of microorganisms.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, microbes are certain to be present at your dinner table. Be sure to avoid the harmful microorganisms and celebrate with…
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