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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.

Good Manufacturing Practices and Training
Good Manufacturing Practices and Training

The current federal GMP regulation specifically applies to all food products regulated by FDA.

Food Plant Sanitation: Have You Found Your Niche?
Food Plant Sanitation: Have You Found Your Niche?

The basis for sanitation is the removal of soils from the manufacturing environment.


Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients
Quality Control of Botanical Ingredients

A quality botanical ingredient is one that uses the correct plant species and plant part, is unadulterated and safe for human consumption.

GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America
GMPs in the Snack Food Industry in Latin America

A large number of studies have examined the relationships between various manufacturing practices and the impact of such practices on food safety.
 

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

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.

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.

How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line
How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line

As GMPs are essential to the effectiveness of the primary food safety programs in a food plant, it is essential to gain a solid understanding of how to implement GMP programs effectively.

Equipped for Excellence: A Blueprint for Success
Equipped for Excellence: A Blueprint for Success

Leading experts in the field of sanitary equipment and facility design were brought together to present the latest trends and strategies on this topic.

The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System
The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System

For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.

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