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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Facilities category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Air/Water Monitoring, Design, Food Plant SOPs, GMPs, Hygienic Equipment Design, Sanitation

Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved
Hygienic Design: How Our Thinking Has Evolved

Let’s take a journey back in time and reflect on how and why hygienic design plays a critical role in food safety and pathogen control.

Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation
Foreign Materials in Foods: Control and Evaluation

Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.

Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing
Environmental Monitoring in the Era of <br> Whole-Genome Sequencing

In reviewing environmental monitoring programs for food manufacturing facilities, a common weakness is the investigation into the root cause of the positive test result.

Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved
Certifying Process Equipment: What’s Involved

There are many benefits for both the equipment fabricator and processor when they participate in the development and use of standards of hygienic design principles.

Retrofitting a Food Plant to Maximize Sanitation
Retrofitting a Food Plant to Maximize Sanitation

The success of any sanitation program, whether you are just starting or retrofitting an existing program, begins and ends with the food safety culture of the company and of the plant.

Ready-to-Eat Foods: Preserving the Trust of the Consumer
Ready-to-Eat Foods:  Preserving the Trust of the Consumer

Ready-to-eat foods pose a whole separate set of challenges when it comes to food safety.

Integrating Pest Management Procedures to Protect Food Safety
Integrating Pest Management Procedures to Protect Food Safety

Pest management is a critical component of food safety programs worldwide.

Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms
Glossary Useful in Defining Industry Terms

New ways of looking at the tools and techniques we use daily in our quest to ensure safe food are discussed.

Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program
Top 10 Ingredients of a Total Food Protection Program

What your organization needs to implement a complete food protection program at all levels is presented.

Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian
Inspections, Part 1: The Professional Sanitarian

The first article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.

 

Selecting Easy-to-Clean Conveyor Belts for Superior Sanitation
Selecting Easy-to-Clean Conveyor Belts for Superior Sanitation

Food manufacturers know that the easier it is to clean and sanitize food production lines, the better the overall sanitation result.

Inspections, Part 2: Expectations
Inspections, Part 2: Expectations

The second article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.

 

FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review
FDA’s Food Program Priorities Measure Up: 2003 In Review

FDA takes a look at the food safety programs over 2003.

 

FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling
FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling

A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Plant Personal Hygiene Practices
The Do’s and Don’ts of Food Plant Personal Hygiene Practices

Good personal hygiene policies and practices are the foundation for successful food safety and quality assurance in all food manufacturing facilities.

The Cold, Hard Facts About Refrigeration Equipment
The Cold, Hard Facts About Refrigeration Equipment

Refrigerators are designed and manufactured to meet the needs, operations and conditions in commercial settings.

Is Your Plant As Clean As It Looks?
Is Your Plant As Clean As It Looks?

Microorganisms, biofilms and chemical residues can survive the sanitation process if cleaning and sanitizing procedures have not been adequately followed.

Basic Elements of Effective Food Plant Cleaning and Sanitizing
Basic Elements of Effective Food Plant Cleaning and Sanitizing

When good sanitation practices in the food manufacturing environment are consistently, even habitually, applied over time, all of the company’s food safety programs are enhanced.

7 Simple Rules for Effective and Hygienic Dry Goods Storage
7 Simple Rules for Effective and Hygienic Dry Goods Storage

The best advice in the effective use of a dry goods storeroom is: rotate, rotate, rotate.

 

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