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A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Delivering Quality Nutritional Products from Supply to Shelf
Delivering Quality Nutritional Products from Supply to Shelf

Companies delivering high-quality nutritional beverage products to consumers face many obstacles that can be overcome using standardized processes and practices.

U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials
U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials

The use of recycled materials in food packaging applications is governed by the same principles that apply to all food packaging.

Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads
Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads

Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
 

Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures for Packaging
Moving Ahead in Food Safety Implementation Measures  for Packaging

New regulations mark the first time that packaging operations will come under the regulatory microscope in a significant way.
 

Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000
Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000

The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks
Raw Produce Field Sampling for Biological Risks

The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.           

ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On
ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On

ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.

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.

Managed Cleaning Program Facilitates Cost Reductions for Food Processing Facilities
Managed Cleaning Program Facilitates Cost Reductions for Food Processing Facilities

All sanitation programs have the ultimate goal of reducing and/or eliminating all harmful contaminants.

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.

HACCP Canada-Style: New Rules Advance Best Practices
HACCP Canada-Style: New Rules Advance Best Practices

HACCP truly crosses borders because it is based on universally accepted scientific precepts.

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.

Moving from Paper to Electronic HACCP Records
Moving from Paper to Electronic HACCP Records

Electronic HACCP should also support the data collection and handling associated with assignable cause and corrective action logging.

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.

Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls
Industry Perceptions of Proposed FSMA Rule on Preventive Controls

An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.

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.

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.

Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing
Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing

Thermal processing of foods has been practiced for thousands of years to impart certain organoleptic properties to foods and also to help preserve foods

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