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The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?
The Sample Has Been Taken, the Results Are In: Now What?

The success of the implementation and completion of a corrective action plan must be verified through follow-up, which may include testing.

New Technologies for Foreign Body Identification
New Technologies for Foreign Body Identification

The food microscopist charged with the laboratory identification of foreign bodies reported from food products will have to use a wide range of techniques in this work.

New NIR Milk Powder Analyzer Tests for Known and Unknown Compounds
New NIR Milk Powder Analyzer Tests for Known and Unknown Compounds

PerkinElmer, Inc. on Oct. 31 introduced the DairyGuard™ milk powder analyzer, a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer specifically developed for food suppliers and manufacturers to test for unknown adulterants as well as known compounds, such as protein, moisture and fat content.

The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems
The Dirty Dozen: Ways to Reduce the 12 Biggest Foreign Materials Problems

Foreign materials in foods are a real concern to the food processor, particularly as an important factor in the effective implementation of the company's food safety program.

Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?
Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?

Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.

 

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.

Identification of Plastics in Food: Challenges and Solutions
Identification of Plastics in Food: Challenges and Solutions

When we examine the food safety risks of plastic contaminants in food products, we are faced with a number of possibilities.

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.

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.

Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production
Foreign Object Detection: Integration in Food Production

Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.

A Year in Foreign Material Contamination
A Year in Foreign Material Contamination

A detailed discussion of maintenance system requirements to prevent foreign material contamination incidents is warranted.