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.
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.
PolyScience introduces two products for controlling temperature during respirometry applications: a heated circulator and a recirculating chiller.
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.
There are numerous techniques available to screen materials for the presence of extraneous matter.
Ample technology exists for the detection of foreign material in foodstuffs to ensure food safety, which should be complemented by quality control practices.
A detailed discussion of maintenance system requirements to prevent foreign material contamination incidents is warranted.
Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.
There is no doubt that product safety devices…have helped make the food and beverage industry safer.
Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.
When we examine the food safety risks of plastic contaminants in food products, we are faced with a number of possibilities.
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.