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Using Quality Tools and Metrics for Comparison of Error Potential in Pathogen Testing Methods
By Maureen Harte, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

The FMEA is now seen as an important analysis tool to be used in conjunction with the HACCP to ensure quality and brand protection. This piece details cumulative findings from a study of proficiency test data in which labs were testing for the presence or absence of four common pathogens, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes and Campylobacter spp. in proficiency samples.

The Four Pillars that Will Transform the Food and Beverage Industry
By Colin Thurston

Agile food and beverage companies must rest on a platform that is supported by four pillars: integration, innovation, automation and business intelligence.

The Four Pillars that Will Transform the Food and Beverage Industry
Analysis of Pesticides in Baby Foods Using Triple Quad GC/MS/MS
By Zhuangzhi “Max” Wang, Ph.D., Richard R. Whitney, Ph.D., Nicole M. Lock, Laura Chambers and Clifford M. Taylor

Contamination of food products with pesticides is a growing concern because of recognized adverse health effects and increasing imports of raw foodstuffs from foreign sources.

Analysis of Pesticides in Baby Foods Using Triple Quad GC/MS/MS
Peracetic Acid in the Fresh Food Industry
By Richard Warburton, ChemDAQ

Chemical treatments of food with compounds such as peracetic acid are among the most effective methods for control of microbial contamination.

Peracetic Acid in the Fresh Food Industry
Food Safety at the Heart of Rice Processing
By Bühler

Coupled with the ever-present need for greater capacity, efficiency and profitability, food safety is increasingly the linchpin of successful operations in the food industry.

 

Food Safety at the Heart of Rice Processing
Contamination Evaluation Begins With Light Microscopy
By Gretchen Shearer

Examination of foreign material in foods can be accomplished using a stereomicroscope to provide preliminary identification of the unknown material and help direct further analysis of the particle.

 

Contamination Evaluation Begins With Light Microscopy
Choosing the Right Pest Control Provider for Your Facility
By Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E.

Pest management in food facilities is only as good as the pest management provider with whom you partner.

Choosing the Right Pest Control Provider for Your Facility
Coaching Technology: Mobile App Improves Food Safety Culture
By Laura Dunn Nelson

Food safety training can be enhanced using mobile device coaching

Coaching Technology: Mobile App Improves Food Safety Culture
Traceability is Key in Food Safety: Europe Leads the Way
By Colin Thurston

Europe leads the globe in compliance with strict food safety regulations.

 

Traceability is Key in Food Safety: Europe Leads the Way
No Compromise GC-MS - Atmospheric Pressure GC (APGC)
By Jody Dunstan, BSc MSc CChem MRSC

Pesticide residues are often high on the list of consumer concerns and consequently analytical laboratories are tasked with screening samples for as many pesticides as possible in a single analysis. Most countries have clearly defined regulations governing pesticide residue levels...

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