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The Processing Authority in the Era of Novel and Emerging Non-Thermal Preservation Techniques
The Processing Authority in the Era of Novel and  Emerging Non-Thermal  Preservation Techniques

High hydrostatic pressure in combination with heat, involving either an acidified or low-acid food that is intended for ambient distribution, must involve the expert services of a processing authority.

Blancher Validation Study: Coming Soon to a Blancher Near You!
Blancher Validation Study: Coming Soon to a Blancher Near You!

Time and temperature are the two most important parameters that dictate the use of blanching as a process preventive control

Radiofrequency Pasteurization of Low-Moisture Foods: Critical Process Control Parameters
Radiofrequency Pasteurization of Low-Moisture Foods: Critical Process Control Parameters

The safety of low-moisture foods is becoming a major concern after several foodborne illness outbreaks in recent years.

 

High-Pressure Processing during Drying of Fermented Sausages to Enhance Safety and Stability
High-Pressure Processing during  Drying of Fermented Sausages to Enhance Safety and Stability

Meat processors can easily incorporate HPP to produce a safe and shelf-stable product.

Environmental Monitoring in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing
Environmental Monitoring in the Era of <br> Whole-Genome Sequencing

In reviewing environmental monitoring programs for food manufacturing facilities, a common weakness is the investigation into the root cause of the positive test result.

Allergen Management: A Personal and Professional Perspective
Allergen Management:  A Personal and Professional Perspective

There are several means by which food manufacturers can prevent mislabeling or cross-contamination of their products.

 

Validation and Verification of a Food Process
Validation and Verification  of a Food Process

For many food products, validating and verifying a process sounds like a simple task if the product has been made for years and is considered very safe.

One Approach to Ensure the Safe Processing of Food
One Approach to Ensure the Safe Processing of Food

Audits should include the live sampling of heat transfer fluids to ensure the safe processing of foods.

How Food Companies Can Modify Their Existing HACCP Plans into an All-Encompassing Food Safety Plan
How Food Companies Can Modify Their Existing HACCP Plans into an All-Encompassing Food Safety Plan

 HARPC is similar to HACCP in that it points out a need for control when there is a significant hazard.

Novel Food Safety Technologies Emerge in Food Production
Novel Food Safety Technologies Emerge in  Food Production

During last decade, a few novel intervention technologies were successfully developed, approved by regulatory agencies and applied as inactivation steps to enhance food safety.

The Use of Thermal Energy Technology to Improve Food Safety
The Use of Thermal Energy Technology to Improve Food Safety

 

Thermal imaging cameras can improve food safety while simultaneously working to limit the current rate of energy consumption. How can this technology benefit your company? Read the article and learn how.

 

A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring
A New Paradigm for Validation, Verification and Monitoring

Validation, verification and monitoring are critical components of food safety and quality management programs.

Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing
Shedding Light on Food Safety: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing

Over the past 20 years, a number of researchers have investigated pulsed light as a means for decontaminating food and food contact surfaces, non-opaque liquids and packaging materials.

Detection and Inspection Process to Enhance QC

Anritsu recently debuted Detection360™, a proprietary process to advance quality control programs and ensure superior ROI by securing all points of detection within the processing environment, while also reducing risks associated with unwanted contaminants or missing items in a company's products.

Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads
Leafy Green Processing for Ready-to-Eat Salads

Washing cannot always make leafy greens safe, so the concept of homogeneity in all microbial testing is critical for the ability of samples to represent the lot.
 

Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000
Understanding the “Other” Clauses of ISO 22000

The bottom line is that the internal audit program like ISO 22000 is a systems approach to verifying that procedures are being followed as documented.
 

ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On
ISO 22000: And the Beat Goes On

ISO 22000 is a nonprescriptive standard that provides both opportunities and challenges to organizations that desire to implement the requirements.

Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?
Food Safety Management: Hazard- or Risk-Based?

The main goal of food safety must be to target our food safety efforts toward the prevention of actual harm.

Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program
Performing a Quality Audit on Your Supplier’s Pest Management Program

To prevent your food processing facility from shortfalls in outsourced pest management, it is essential to perform quality audits of the services provided.

Developing Food Safety and Quality Plans: An Aquaponics Process Control Example

Aquaponics, a sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

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