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- Stainless Steel Powertrains Provide Peace of Mind
- By Altra Industrial Motion
Food processing equipment design, engineering and materials can play a big part in a food plant’s drive for food safety excellence.
- White Paper: Atmospheric Pressure GC
- 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
- By John Drain
What the latest regulations mean for food manufacturers and pest control operators
- The Hygienically Packaged Deal
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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