Standardized practices and procedures are the backbone of a laboratory and ensure consistent and reliable results.
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.
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.
Every step of the food supply chain provides an opportunity for sharing knowledge and providing solutions.
The inherent risk of recontamination by L. monocytogenes in meat processing environments has been well documented and must be addressed.
Activated water closely fits the criteria of cleaner and ‘sanitizer’ versus that of a ‘disinfectant.
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.
Building on and extending the existing HACCP system is the most efficient way to provide comprehensive food protection.
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.