As the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat industry, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) is talking about the manufacturing process, the regulatory environment and the companies that feed America’s dogs and cats. It’s important and our responsibility to provide those facts.
Materials such as glass, metal, wood, plastic, bone, rocks and others are among those that the industry works very hard to keep out of raw materials, ingredients and finished goods.
The success of any sanitation program, whether you are just starting or retrofitting an existing program, begins and ends with the food safety culture of the company and of the plant.
The Food Safety Modernization Act will modernize current Good Manufacturing Practices regarding manufacturing, processing, packaging and holding of human foods.
Food allergies are a real and growing public health issue.
The final FSMA regulations on preventive controls for animal food are published—what does it mean for your company?
The final FSMA regulations on preventive controls for human food are published—what does it mean for your company?
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?
When first confronted with a pathogen problem in a facility, it is hard to pinpoint an exact root cause from so many potential sources.
Because stainless steel materials are in widespread use in food processing and food preparation, it is important to recognize their limitations.
One key aspect of sanitation is the prevention and immediate elimination of any and all pest infestations in a food plant.
Mighty Line floor tape products are designed to help managers make their facilities safer, more organized and productive. They can be used to color-code various functional areas in the plant, highlight hazardous areas, and provide critical safety warning messages.
The role of airborne contamination of processed foods is controversial and fraught with contradictory opinions.
With a little planning upfront and by focusing on key aspects of the plumbing system design, it is relatively simple to have a plant that is safe from contamination and easy to maintain.
At a time when food safety breakdowns are costing businesses more than ever, a Lincoln, NE, startup known as Presage Analytics hopes to help food processors track contaminants and prevent costly recalls and outbreaks of illness. The company's software tracks and analyzes the environmental and product testing data that companies already collect, particularly focused on microbial data, to manage and prevent problems that could lead to recalls or foodborne illness outbreaks.
To develop appropriate Good Manufacturing Practices, there are prerequisites with which the food manufacturing entity must comply.
While food industry executives are trying to do the best they can, their emphasis has made it difficult to focus adequately on cleanliness and safety.
The second article in a series discussing the multiple components of food inspections.
Monitoring water activity is a Critical Control Point for many food industry operations.
It is necessary to periodically examine whether GMP regulations should be revised to incorporate control practices based on newly identified food safety risks.