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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.

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.

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.

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.

Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies
Innovations In Technology: Promising Food Safety Technologies

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.

How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs
How to Validate Your GMP and Prerequisite Programs

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.

On Air: Preaching What We Practice
On Air: Preaching What We Practice

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.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.

Evolution of HACCP: A Natural Progression to ISO 22000
Evolution of HACCP: A Natural Progression to ISO 22000

ISO 22000 defines what is expected to ensure the production of safe food, given the implementation of proper prerequisite programs and HACCP plan.

Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork
Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork

Refrigerated, perishable products offer a unique level of complexity since there is no singular technology to assure product safety for the broad spectrum of products that exist.

Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 1
Building a World-class Allergen Control Program, Part 1

Allergens are serious business in today’s food processing industry. In any food processing operation, allergen control must be a team effort.

BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1
BEYOND HACCP: Current Controversies in the Application of HAACP Systems, Part 1

The Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) system as a routine component of a food company’s food safety program and its limitations upon implementation is explored.

BEYOND HACCP: Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries
Constraints to HACCP Implementation in Developing Countries

The value of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) has been acknowledged by food regulators around the world as many nations have mandated such systems for certain types of foods produced within or shipped to their country.
 

The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP
The 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Heavenly Virtues of Food Safety: A Catechism of HACCP

Food safety practices are discussed from from the traditional foundations of human morality and ethics.
 

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