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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.

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.

Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit
Using PCR to Custom Design a Test Kit

The food safety industry has remained assiduous in developing methods and materials that test for the presence of bacterial contamination.

Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria
Key Goals of Emerging Technologies for Inactivating Bacteria

The development and use of novel thermal and non-thermal technologies to process foods is increasing worldwide; thus, special attention must be paid to identifying the key goals for these new technologies.

Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"
Food Micro-We Need to "Bridge the Gap"

The fundamental objective of any food company is to produce a safe and wholesome product that meets the claims of the product’s label.
 

Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches
Using Your Senses to Find Microbial Niches

While the senses of sight, touch, hearing and smell are not the only tools used to eliminate contamination, they are not used as often or as thoroughly as possible.

"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty
"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty

Unlike foodborne infections that strike without warning, folks who have food allergies (or food intolerance) generally know of them and avoid the offending ingredients.

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.

The Listeria Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?
The <i>Listeria</i> Control Game Plan: Where Are We Now?

The food industry understands that Listeria is constantly moving around and being reintroduced into the environment.

Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA
Acrylamide, Furan, and the FDA

While it is not supposed to be there, acrylamide can form in food as a result of a heat-induced reaction between two naturally occurring ingredients, the amino acid asparagine and reducing sugars.

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

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.”

Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter
Ingredient and Finished Product Testing For Extraneous Matter

There are numerous techniques available to screen materials for the presence of extraneous matter.

Addressing Environmental Monitoring Myths for Easy EMP
Addressing Environmental Monitoring Myths for Easy EMP
Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
Environmental Monitoring for Cleanliness and Pathogen Detection
New Peel Plate® Microbial Tests Have Major Improvements Over Older Methods
New Peel Plate® Microbial Tests Have Major Improvements Over Older Methods
Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Lean Quality for Lean Manufacturing
Testing Automation Provides Flexible Solutions
Testing Automation Provides Flexible Solutions
High-Volume Solutions for a High-Volume Laboratory
High-Volume Solutions for a High-Volume Laboratory
Helping You Release Product Sooner: Salmonella Rapid Culture Method
Helping You Release Product Sooner: <i>Salmonella</i> Rapid Culture Method

Rapid culture methods for Salmonella help you release product sooner.

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