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Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork
Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork

Refrigerated, perishable products offer a unique level of complexity since there is no singular technology to assure product safety for the broad spectrum of products that exist.

Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 1
Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 1

Allergens are serious business in today’s food processing industry. In any food processing operation, allergen control must be a team effort.

BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1
BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1

The Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) system as a routine component of a food company’s food safety program and its limitations upon implementation is explored.

BEYOND HACCP: Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries
Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries

The value of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has been acknowledged by food regulators around the world as many nations have mandated such systems for certain types of foods produced within or shipped to their country.
 

The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP
The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP

Food safety practices are discussed from from the traditional foundations of human morality and ethics.
 

Food Safety Interventions: Reducing Risk from Farm to Table
Food Safety Interventions: Reducing Risk from Farm to Table

The food industry is interested in controlling pathogenic bacteria from ‘farm to fork’ or ‘gate to plate.

Verification: Making Sure Your Food Safety Management System Is Working
Verification: Making Sure Your Food Safety Management System Is Working

A FSMS is only as strong as its weakest link. It is critical that both corporate headquarters and all of a company’s processing plants have a strong verification program.

Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Opportunities in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) products can be found in almost every aisle of the supermarket today.

All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and E. coli
All-Natural Activin Eliminates Salmonella and <i>E. coli</i>

New intervention based on activated lactoferrin can be used as an antimicrobial spray for food applications.

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.

LIGHTNING MVP System Keeps QA Ducks in a Row
LIGHTNING MVP  System Keeps QA  Ducks in a Row

Each quality program can be difficult to integrate and implement given limited staff and budget.

How Do You Know? The Evolution of Food Processing Technology
How Do You Know? The Evolution of Food Processing Technology

The evolution of food processing technology is examined by considering generalized examples in which process controls that were once good enough have been replaced by new approaches.

Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies
Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies

As interest in the use of advanced thermal and nonthermal technologies to process foods increases worldwide, special attention must be paid to identifying key goals for these new tools.

On Air: Preaching What We Practice
On Air: Preaching What We Practice

One of our missions as food industry professionals is to persuasively present the best practices in food safety and quality management and improvement to the various stakeholders.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention
Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.

Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny
Prerequisite Programs Help Ensure Safety and Meet Auditor Scrutiny

Prerequisite programs are absolutely essential for ensuring food safety, as they form the base of a food safety program.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?
Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?

Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.

 

Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients
Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients

Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.

The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 2
The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection  Approaches, Part 2

Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.

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