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White Paper: Atmospheric Pressure GC
October 10, 2013
By Waters

The powerful combination of the Xevo® TQ-S equipped with APGC ionization provides a robust and highly-sensitive analytical solution for the analysis of compounds at ultra-trace levels.

Partnering for Prevention
Partnering for Prevention
September 4, 2013
By John Drain

What the latest regulations mean for food manufacturers and pest control operators
 

The Hygienically Packaged Deal
The Hygienically Packaged Deal
September 3, 2013
By Eric Aasen and Patrick Lagarde

An important but often overlooked component of food safety is product packaging.

Improvements in Hand Hygiene Using a Dry Paper Towel Containing Benzalkonium Chloride
Improvements in Hand Hygiene Using a Dry Paper Towel Containing Benzalkonium Chloride
August 19, 2013
By Jason A. Tetro, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Hon.)

Hand hygiene continues to be the most effective means to prevent infection and its spread. A paper towel that incorporates several of the needs for improved hand hygiene compliance has recently been developed.

Putting Rapid Methods to the Test for the Dairy Industry
Putting Rapid Methods to the Test for the Dairy Industry
August 16, 2013
By Scott Scdoris

Dairy products face unique challenges. Fortunately, dairy manufacturers have discovered the benefits of rapid detection of microbial contaminants, which can provide reproducible results in as few as 48 hours, reducing product hold times by 2–12 days, and resulting in significant economic benefits.

Pest Management: Inside and Out
Pest Management: Inside and Out
August 15, 2013
By Patricia Hottel

There are three lines of defense a food processer can use in preventing pests: protecting the exterior of the facility, inspection of incoming goods and interior pest prevention.

The Delay of FSMA: Can We Really Wait for Food Safety?
The Delay of FSMA: Can We Really Wait for Food Safety?
August 14, 2013
By Kelly Kuchinski

Until the FSMA requirements are released to the industry, it is up to companies to take a more preventative approach to their own food safety programs. The existing regulatory and compliance programs provide necessary guidelines for food safety and consumer protection.
 

Compliance with the Produce Traceability Initiative
Compliance with the Produce Traceability Initiative
August 13, 2013
By David Freed

 The Produce Traceability Initiative requires the produce industry to adopt electronic bar coding solutions for supply chain-wide traceability.

Food-safe Sanitation
Food-safe Sanitation
August 12, 2013
By Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E.

Sanitation is one of the basic building blocks of a strong food safety program, but it’s also one that sees the most slip-ups. Vigilance in sanitation practices is absolutely essential.

Wireless Technology for Food Safety Monitoring
Wireless Technology for Food Safety Monitoring
August 8, 2013
By Martin Nash, Ph.D.

The Food Safety Modernization Act is driving interest in wireless technology for food safety monitoring.

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