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Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens
Winning the War Against Foodborne Pathogens

Innovations in antimicrobial systems help food processors stay ahead of foodborne illness-related recalls.

Sanitation Best Practices
Sanitation Best Practices

Product safety and quality are highly dependent on sanitation, as improper sanitation will result in reduced shelf life and increased loss due to spoilage.

Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety
Regulatory Credentialing in Food Safety

Unlike any other regulatory credentials, those in food safety are decidedly different in scope and development, training and measures of competency.

Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants
Balancing Your Approach to Chemical Contaminants

The challenge for all of us is to keep up with the changing nature of chemical hazards.

A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers
A Rational Approach to Using and Selecting Hard Surface Dissinfectants and Sanitizers

The process of hard surface disinfecting is an integral component of a comprehensive cleaning protocol in the food processing and foodservice industries.

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.

ATP Systems Help Put Clean to the Test
ATP Systems Help Put Clean to the Test

There is a grave misunderstanding in our industry that the ATP monitoring system is a “bug test” when it really is a “dirt test.”

SSOPs for the Retail Food Industry
SSOPs for the Retail Food Industry

Integrated cleaning and management is an open-source system that produces better, healthier and synergistic results as validated by scientific measurement.

Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation
Recent Ozone Applications in Food Processing and Sanitation

Ozone may be viewed as advantageous over other chemical sanitizers used in the food industry for sanitation purposes.

Perspectives on Practices in Food Plant Sanitation and Hygiene
Perspectives on Practices in Food Plant Sanitation and Hygiene

Joseph M. Stout is interviewed to provide an industry perspective on the general sanitation principles and practices at work in today’s food manufacturing operations.

SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations
SOPs Spell Out Procedures and Expectations

Sanitation Standard Operating Procesures are instructive, directive and are written to contain actions around a task—likely intended to fulfill a policy’s requirements.  

Egg Safety: Avoiding Shell Shock at Retail
Egg Safety: Avoiding Shell Shock at Retail

Approaches to egg safety in retail food establishments are presented and discussed.


Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches
Successful Sampling Part I: Essential Approaches

Part one of sampling ABCs: an essential guide to the basics of sampling.


Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum
Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum

An overview of Golden State Foods QA program is discussed.

Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling
Successful Sampling, Part II: A Brief Primer on Biological Sampling

Part two of sampling strategies that can be applied to any situation with a focus on biological sampling.

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.

Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards
Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards

Seven standards should be used as reference resources when conducting a plan review or providing input on new construction or remodeling of an existing food plant.

Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant
Biofilms: Forming a Defense Strategy for the Food Plant

The best defense against biofilms in the food production facility is a good offense developed as part of the sanitation program.

Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety
Preventive Maintenance: An Essential Prerequisite for Food Safety

Preventive maintenance is an area where a well-documented program can provide a company not just with significant cost savings but also with data for future savings.

Street HACCP: Paving the Way for Small Retail Operations
Street HACCP: Paving the Way for Small Retail Operations

Street HACCP involves modifying the seven HACCP principles such that they are easily integrated and become a natural part of the small retailer’s operation

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