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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 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.

The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 1
The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 1

The food industry has implemented a number of approaches to food safety inspection through the years, including finished product testing, and GMP and HACCP verification audits.

Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View
Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View

Process control strategies have come a long way but need to be adopted by all members of the supply chain to be truly effective.

Bridging the Quality Control Gap: How Six Sigma Can Increase Plant Food Safety and Profitability
Bridging the Quality Control Gap: How Six Sigma Can Increase Plant Food Safety and Profitability

For food safety professionals to retain a value-perceived position in the industry, it is critical for them to truly understand the business.

Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing

Processors should conduct an audit of the water and plumbing systems.


Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies
Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies

A strong and convincing case for the use of new food safety technologies must be made in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.

Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 2
Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 2

Sanitary design of equipment and facilities is a key element for not only allergen control, but to control any kind of contamination.

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.

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.

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