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Peracetic Acid in the Fresh Food Industry
Peracetic Acid in the Fresh Food Industry
June 13, 2014
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.

Choosing the Right Pest Control Provider for Your Facility
Choosing the Right Pest Control Provider for Your Facility
June 12, 2014
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.

Analysis of Pesticides in Baby Foods Using Triple Quad GC/MS/MS
Analysis of Pesticides in Baby Foods Using Triple Quad GC/MS/MS
June 11, 2014
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.

Contamination Evaluation Begins With Light Microscopy
Contamination Evaluation Begins With Light Microscopy
May 29, 2014
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.

 

Coaching Technology: Mobile App Improves Food Safety Culture
Coaching Technology: Mobile App Improves Food Safety Culture
May 28, 2014
By Laura Dunn Nelson

Food safety training can be enhanced using mobile device coaching

Traceability is Key in Food Safety: Europe Leads the Way
Traceability is Key in Food Safety: Europe Leads the Way
May 27, 2014
By Colin Thurston

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

 

No Compromise GC-MS - Atmospheric Pressure GC (APGC)
May 3, 2014
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...

Taking a Closer Look at Physical Contamination
Taking a Closer Look at Physical Contamination
April 9, 2014
By Kyle Thomas

 Improvements in X-ray detection can meet the challenges inherent in physical contamination of foodstuffs.

Flame Pasteurizing ‘Sizzles’ for Ready-to-Eat Meats
Flame Pasteurizing ‘Sizzles’ for Ready-to-Eat Meats
April 9, 2014
By Unitherm Food Systems

 A breakout solution for pathogen control increases shelf life and productivity of ready-to-eat meats.

Keeping Honey Products Safe: Detecting Sulfonamides using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Keeping Honey Products Safe: Detecting Sulfonamides using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
April 9, 2014
By Joe Analceto and Gouri Satpathy

High performance triple quadrupole liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry provides a robust technique for quantifying chemical contaminants in honey.

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