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The following list is a collection of all articles in the Facilities category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Air/Water Monitoring, Design, Food Plant SOPs, GMPs, Hygienic Equipment Design, Sanitation

Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective
Airborne Contamination: A Microbiologist’s Perspective

The role of airborne contamination of processed foods is controversial and fraught with contradictory opinions.

Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control
Principles of Environmental Pathogen Control

When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.

Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management
Trends in Cutting-Edge Beverage Safety & QA Systems, Technologies and Management

Besides risk identification and management through HAACP, beverage safety is dependent on fundamental protection in both the formulation and processing stages.

Progress in the Hygienic Design of Food Processing Equipment
Progress in the Hygienic Design of Food Processing Equipment

A few decades ago, it was difficult for food processors to obtain hygienic equipment but there are many more options today.

Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents
Activated and Electrolyzed Water: A Brief Review of a New Generation of Cleaners and Sanitizing Agents

Activated water closely fits the criteria of cleaner and ‘sanitizer’ versus that of a ‘disinfectant.

10 Principles of Equipment Design for Ready-to-Eat Processing Operations
10 Principles of Equipment Design for Ready-to-Eat Processing Operations

The American Meat Institute Executive Board members set forth their vision to share best practices for enhancing food safety in a noncompetitive and cooperative effort.

Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance
Food Packaging Inks and Coatings: Achieving Safety and Compliance

Regulations for using inks and coatings in food packaging tend to cause much confusion and concern for those involved.

GMP Training: How Do You Measure Up?
GMP Training: How Do You Measure Up?

Many food manufacturers spend a tremendous amount of time developing and delivering training, but if competencies are not gained, how do we know that this money was well spent?

Ready, Set, Go—The Food Safety Regs Are Final!
Ready, Set, Go—The Food Safety Regs Are Final!

The final FSMA regulations on preventive controls for human food are published—what does it mean for your company?

Time for Change from Head to Toe: Animal Food Safety Regs Are Final
Time for Change from Head to Toe: Animal Food Safety Regs Are Final

The final FSMA regulations on preventive controls for animal food are published—what does it mean for your company?

Advances in the Application of Food-grade Lubricants
Advances in the Application of Food-grade Lubricants

One area gaining increased attention is the application of food-grade lubricants as a part of sanitary equipment design considerations.

Inspections, Part 3: Compliance
Inspections, Part 3: Compliance

The third article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.

 

Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination
Using Sanitary Design to Avoid HACCP Hazards and Allergen Contamination

Shouldn’t allergens be considered the fourth hazard in a HACCP program, rather than simply a chemical hazard as they are currently defined?

Equipped for Excellence: A Blueprint for Success
Equipped for Excellence: A Blueprint for Success

Leading experts in the field of sanitary equipment and facility design were brought together to present the latest trends and strategies on this topic.

Selecting Easy-to-Clean Conveyor Belts for Superior Sanitation
Selecting Easy-to-Clean Conveyor Belts for Superior Sanitation

Food manufacturers know that the easier it is to clean and sanitize food production lines, the better the overall sanitation result.

How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line
How Your GMP Program Affects the Bottom Line

As GMPs are essential to the effectiveness of the primary food safety programs in a food plant, it is essential to gain a solid understanding of how to implement GMP programs effectively.

Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment
Fine-Tuning Your Foreign Material Control Investment

Foreign material inclusion in finished product is one of the leading sources of consumer complaints across all sectors in the food industry.

Plant Self-Inspections: Keys to Developing In-House Programs
Plant Self-Inspections: Keys to Developing In-House Programs

The first step of a sanitation program self-inspection is simply to walk through the processing plant.

 

Snapshots in Sanitary Equipment: Developing an Eye for Hygiene
Snapshots in Sanitary Equipment: Developing an Eye for Hygiene

Food equipment should be designed to create a sanitary processing environment in which to produce uncontaminated products.

Opportunities for Food CGMP Modernization
Opportunities for Food CGMP Modernization

It is necessary to periodically examine whether GMP regulations should be revised to incorporate control practices based on newly identified food safety risks.

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