ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.
The who, how, what, where, when and why to sample are critical to control the risks of biological contamination.
Aquaponics, a sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
Most restaurants rely upon traditional steamers to cook seafood products to the required temperature of 145 °F. This study aimed to solve problems associated with conventional steamers using microwave-generated energy to steam cook seafood products within covered Cambro pans containing water. Their findings are presented.
Management, especially senior management, has a responsibility to identify and mitigate risks within the organization.
All instruments used for ensuring quality, safety, sanitation and legal compliance must be calibrated.
New FDA initiatives focus on allergens in 2001.
Records should be maintained that document a processed food’s safety and compliance with government regulations.
Each quality program can be difficult to integrate and implement given limited staff and budget.
A paradigm shift in stakeholder communication and partnering is creating a food safety culture that should have a positive impact on reducing risk factors for food contamination events.
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.
While HACCP is the investigation of hazards, the foundation and bulk of the food safety is represented by day-to-day employee activities that constitute GMPs and prerequisite programs.
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.
An expert panel was convened to address some of the more critical questions regarding the implementation of this new regulation.
Sanitary design of equipment and facilities is a key element for not only allergen control, but to control any kind of contamination.
Microbiological cross-contamination has been a contributing factor to several well-documented outbreaks of foodborne illness.
Managing risk is part of managing both food safety and quality in the production of poultry.
Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.
HACCP truly crosses borders because it is based on universally accepted scientific precepts.
Electronic HACCP should also support the data collection and handling associated with assignable cause and corrective action logging.