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Avoiding Allergens: It’s the Right Thing to Do
Avoiding Allergens:  It’s the Right Thing to Do

Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue.

 

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA
Pest Management SOPs for Food Processing Plants and the Importance of FSMA

One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.

Floor Tapes Enhance Facility Safety and Organization
Floor Tapes Enhance Facility Safety and Organization

Mighty Line floor tape products are designed to help managers make their facilities safer, more organized and productive. They can be used to color-code various functional areas in the plant, highlight hazardous areas, and provide critical safety warning messages.

Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective
Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective

The role of airborne contamination of processed foods is controversial and fraught with contradictory opinions.

Best Practices in Facility Design
Best Practices in  Facility Design

With a little planning upfront and by focusing on key aspects of the plumbing system design, it is relatively simple to have a plant that is safe from contamination and easy to maintain.

 

Software Aims to Track Contaminants, Prevent Food Safety Problems

At a time when food safety breakdowns are costing businesses more than ever, a Lincoln, NE, startup known as Presage Analytics hopes to help food processors track contaminants and prevent costly recalls and outbreaks of illness. The company's software tracks and analyzes the environmental and product testing data that companies already collect, particularly focused on microbial data, to manage and prevent problems that could lead to recalls or foodborne illness outbreaks.

How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs
How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs

While HACCP is the investigation of hazards, the foundation and bulk of the food safety is represented by day-to-day employee activities that constitute GMPs and prerequisite programs.

Food Plant GMPs: How Can Foreign Food Manufacturers Comply with U.S. Regulations?
Food Plant GMPs: How Can Foreign Food Manufacturers Comply with U.S. Regulations?

To develop appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices, there are prerequisites with which the food manufacturing entity must comply.

The ABCs of Good Food Manufacturing
The ABCs of Good Food Manufacturing

While food industry executives are trying to do the best they can, their emphasis has made it difficult to focus adequately on cleanliness and safety.

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

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


Water Activity’s Role in Food Safety and Quality
Water Activity’s Role in Food Safety and Quality

Monitoring water activity is a Critical Control Point for many food industry operations.

Opportunities for Food CGMP Modernization
Opportunities for Food CGMP Modernization

It is necessary to periodically examine whether GMP regulations should be revised to incorporate control practices based on newly identified food safety risks.

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.

Inspections, Part 3: Compliance
Inspections, Part 3: Compliance

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


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.

Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management
Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management

Besides risk identification and management through HAACP, beverage safety is dependent on fundamental protection in both the formulation and processing stages.

Water: Ensuring Its Safety for Use in Food Processing Operations
Water: Ensuring Its Safety for Use in Food Processing Operations

Water is is sprayed, injected, dripped, poured, ladled and conveyed through food processing establishments around the world.

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.


Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment
Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment

Foreign material inclusion in finished product is one of the leading sources of consumer complaints across all sectors in the food industry.

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