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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing
Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing

It is generally understood and accepted by food safety scientists that it is impossible to achieve food safety by testing or inspecting finished products.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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