Food Safety Magazine

August/September 2010

August/September 2010
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.

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
 

Ensuring Safe Produce from Farm to Fork in Europe
Ensuring Safe Produce from Farm to Fork in Europe

Rapid globalization has added to the complexity of the food supply chain, making issues like food safety, quality and logistics even more complicated than before.
 

Food Safety Insider: Testing Solutions
Food Safety Insider: Testing Solutions

Every step of the food supply chain provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge and providing solutions.

Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats
Storage Considerations for Opened Packages of Ready-to-eat Meats

The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.

Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents
Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents

Activated water closely fits the criteria of cleaner and ‘sanitizer’ versus that of a ‘disinfectant.

Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers
Produce Safety: FDA Reaches Out to Producers and Packers

FDA’s goal is to develop preventive controls and specific actions that can be followed all the way down to the farm level and throughout the supply chain.

Incorporating Defense into HACCP
Incorporating Defense into HACCP

Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.

Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis
Make, Buy or Make Do? The Role of Automation in Analysis

The decision to add automation in the laboratory is similarly complex; there is the potential for labor savings, increased precision, better accuracy and automated data logging.