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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.

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.

Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination
Identifying and Controlling Microbiological Cross-Contamination

Microbiological cross-contamination has been a contributing factor to several well-documented outbreaks of foodborne illness.

Best Food Quality and Safety Practices for Poultry
Best Food Quality and Safety Practices for Poultry

Managing risk is part of managing both food safety and quality in the production of poultry.

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.
 

Leveraging Food Safety Data to Improve Operations
Leveraging Food Safety Data to Improve Operations

If all aspects of the food industry can agree that food safety is not a competitive advantage, then leveraging food safety data in a collaborative environment will improve operations.

From Apples to Poultry: How to Organize Your Hazard Analysis
From Apples to Poultry: How to Organize Your Hazard Analysis

Clearly identifying and categorizing potential hazards is key to producing a useful hazard analysis.

The Evolution of Traceability in the Meat & Poultry Industry
The Evolution of Traceability in the  Meat & Poultry Industry

Meat and poultry companies used to be able to claim that their differences from other food sectors limited their ability to adopt technology or participate in industry standards.

Countering the Myths Surrounding the Meat Industry
Countering the Myths Surrounding  the Meat Industry

There is work to do to help the public understand livestock production and the practices associated with it.
 

Shipping and Receiving for Food Safety
Shipping and Receiving for Food Safety

Shipping and receiving are integral parts of all food processing and warehousing operations, both large and small.

Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox
Modern Meat Safety: A Technological Toolbox

What has the industry been doing over the past 30 years to make meat safer?

Current Controversies in the Application of HACCP Systems, Part 2
Current Controversies in the Application of HACCP Systems, Part 2

Part two of a series covering the application limitations of HACCP and what can be done by the food industry to address these limitations and the controversies surrounding them.

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