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Non-Thermal Alternative Processing Technologies for the Control of Spoilage Bacteria in Fruit Juices and Fruit-based Drinks
Non-Thermal Alternative Processing Technologies for the Control of Spoilage Bacteria in Fruit Juices and Fruit-based Drinks

The contamination and/or growth of pathogenic bacteria in acidic food products, fruit juices and fruit-based drinks is of great concern.

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.

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

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier
Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier

Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.  

Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations
Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations

There is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the implementation of food safety programs at retail locations.

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.

Food Safety and Risk Assessment
Food Safety and Risk Assessment

Management, especially senior management, has a responsibility to identify and mitigate risks within the organization.

Building an Effective Calibration Program
Building an Effective Calibration Program

All instruments used for ensuring quality, safety, sanitation and legal compliance must be calibrated.

Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority
Food Allergen Awareness: An FDA Priority

New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.

Creating a Paper Trail That Works
Creating a Paper Trail That Works

Records should be maintained that document a processed food’s safety and compliance with government regulations.

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