Food Safety Magazine

Temperature Control/Cold Chain

A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain
A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain

Each sector of the food industry is charged with the responsibility of adhering to and utilizing proper food handling techniques.

5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods
5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods

Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.

Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing
Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing

Food retailers, foodservice operators and consumers who purchase refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods are more aware of—and more demanding about—food safety than ever before.

A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk
A Disciplined and Unique Focus by Chiquita Brands Reduces Early Supply Chain Risk

Continuous research and education are important components of Chiquita’s overall food safety program.
 

The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game
The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

The trucking industry has never had a more timely opportunity to play its part in implementing and improving delivery control systems for temperature-sensitive goods.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

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.

Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain
Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain

Customers should be aware of the food safety differences between distributors, especially in a down economy when many are making choices based on price.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers
Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers

Need a portable thermometer? Find out how to choose exactly what you need.


Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.

Getting the Best of Time & Temperature
Getting the Best of Time & Temperature

An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.

The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transporation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?
The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transportation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?

Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
 

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods
Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods

Suggested temperature specifications for refrigeration of foods have been revised as knowledge and technology advancements are made.

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.