Food Safety Magazine

Laboratory Management

Food Testing: Selecting a Contract Laboratory
Food Testing: Selecting a Contract Laboratory

Most food manufacturers need outside laboratory support at some time or another; the laboratory should be subjected to the same rigor that one would apply to selecting any vendor.

Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy
Checking Field Thermometer Accuracy

Need an accurate thermometer? Here’s a how-to guide for calibrating and validating your field thermometer.

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.

It Might Be E. coli
It Might Be <i>E. coli</i>

At present, there is no oversight of food laboratories. We do not know the total number of food laboratories, whether the people performing the testing were trained adequately or what type of quality control processes, if any, are employed. Is proficiency testing the answer?

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.

 

Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career
Certification by the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists Is an Asset to Your Career

As a third-party validation of an individual’s knowledge and/or competency, certification is attractive to employers since it can be used during audits and inspections to attest the abilities of their staff.

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.

Food Safety Partnerships Confer Great Advantages
Food Safety Partnerships  Confer Great Advantages

Alliant’s partnership with Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to reap enormous benefits.

 

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.

Powering Productivity in Pesticide Analysis
Powering Productivity in Pesticide Analysis


 

A Unique Approach for Feed Analysis
A Unique Approach for Feed Analysis


 

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.

Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring
Effective Sanitation Programs Rely on Environmental Monitoring

 

 

Solutions for Food Safety Testing
Solutions for Food Safety Testing
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