Food Safety Magazine

Laboratory Management

Lab Outsourcing: What You Need to Know
Lab Outsourcing:  What You Need to Know

Outsourcing is not for everyone, and many companies operate highly efficient internal laboratories.

Comprehensive Lab Management System
Comprehensive Lab Management System

Waters has introduced the NuGenesis Lab Management System, a comprehensive data management and workflow solution that supports the entire product lifecycle, from research through manufacturing.

What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?
What Defines a Laboratory Quality System?

Quality management works on the organizational level to implement an overall quality policy.

 

Food Safety Insider: Solutions on Demand
Food Safety Insider: Solutions on Demand

Thermo Fisher Scientific presents on-demand solutions across the supply chain.
 

Comparison of Microbiology Testing Practices
Comparison of Microbiology Testing Practices

Microbiology testing practices at food plants around the world vary extensively, with food shipments across borders growing very rapidly.
 

Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing
Ensuring Success of Food Company Outsourcing

Outsourcing business functions, specifically laboratory testing  may increase efficiency and cut costs with proper planning, careful contracting and ongoing oversight.
      

Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life
Emerging Analytical Techniques for Shelf Life

Ray Marsili, of Dean Foods Technical Center, describes the importance of shelf-life stability testing and the food chemist’s role in this area.

Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results
Proficiency Testing: A Laboratory Guide for Confirming Results

Tips for laboratories that need to defend their analytical results to their clients are presented.

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.

Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data
Laboratory Testing: The Price of Bad Data

While sampling and testing for adulterants can fulfill significant objectives in a food safety program, the implications are profound and often painful if not done properly.

The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success
The Real-World Food Lab: Aligning Priorities and Resources for Success

Operating a laboratory and outsourcing analyses are expensive propositions, but they are critically necessary to providing safe foods that consistently meet expectations.
 

Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View
Automating Process Controls with a Supply Chain View

Process control strategies have come a long way but need to be adopted by all members of the supply chain to be truly effective.

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.

Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law
Verification Strategies for the Food Allergen Labeling Law

The new law requires food manufacturers to have processes in place that reduce or eliminate accidental cross-contact between non-allergenic foods and known food allergens.

Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical
Product Safety Device Maintenance Is Critical

There is no doubt that product safety devices…have helped make the food and beverage industry safer.

Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry
Technological Analyses: Adding Value for the Food Industry

Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.

Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis
Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis

The decision to add automation in the laboratory is similarly complex; there is the potential for labor savings, increased precision, better accuracy and automated data logging.

Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies
Something Old, Something New: Innovation within Existing Food Testing Technologies

Amid consumer, regulatory and food processor urgency to address and resolve food safety issues increases in value-added foodborne pathogen detection options is also evident.
 

The Best of the Best: Portable Tools for the Food Sanitarian
The Best of the Best: Portable Tools for the Food Sanitarian

A review of the best sanitation tools is presented.


Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better
Tyson Foods: Getting Bigger, Serving Better

A closer look at Tyson Foods’ Corporate Laboratory and Research Services Group and how they maximize the food safety of its products.