Food Safety Magazine

April/May 2009

April/May 2009
Produce Traceability and Trace-back: From Seed to Shelf and Beyond
Produce Traceability and Trace-back: <br>From Seed to Shelf and Beyond

Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.

Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability
Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability

The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

Are Food Plant Audits Overrated?
Are Food Plant Audits Overrated?

Third-party audits have played, and by necessity will continue to play, a very important role in assuring the safety of the food supply.

A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies
A Summary Profile of Pathogen Detection Technologies

Pathogen testing is a key component and critical success factor in effective food safety and process control programs.

The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection Approaches, Part 2
The Missing Element in Microbiological Food Safety Inspection  Approaches, Part 2

Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.

Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims
Meeting the Challenges of Foodborne Illness Liability Claims

If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
 

The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation
The “M” in ICM: Using ATP to Evaluate Sanitation

The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.