Food Safety Magazine

Process Control

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Process Control category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Best Practices, Intervention Controls, Packaging, Process Validation, Processing Technologies

Safety in Paradise: One Package at a Time
Safety in Paradise: One Package at a Time

While Paradise Tomato Kitchens has never had a contamination incident, it doesn't stop their quality assurance team from constantly evaluating and upgrading security and safety procedures.

Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches
Seek & Destroy: Identifying and Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Growth Niches

This article is focused on a method that Land O'Frost has been using to manage processing plant environments to eliminate the root cause of product contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies
Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Making the Business Case for New Technologies

A strong and convincing case for the use of new food safety technologies must be made in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.

Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Investing in Process Validation of Novel Technologies
Hurdling New Technology Challenges: Investing in Process Validation of Novel Technologies

How does one know with a high level of confidence that new food safety technologies don’t introduce unforeseen negative side effects in terms of food safety parameters?

Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods
Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods

Allergic consumers rely on food labels to be complete, clear and accurate so that they can avoid exposure to foods or ingredients that can provoke potentially life-threatening reactions.

Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing
Assessing and Applying Thermal Characteristics of Ready-to-Eat Products during Heat Processing

Thermal processing of foods has been practiced for thousands of years to impart certain organoleptic properties to foods and also to help preserve foods

Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?
Foreign Material Control: Food Quality, Safety or Both?

Foreign material such as glass, wood, metal, fruit pits, bone or stones have the potential to cause injury.

 

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.

High-pressure Processing: A Step Toward Sustainability?
High-pressure Processing: A Step Toward Sustainability?

High pressure-processed product has environmental benefits compared to conventional, heat-treated product in terms of the decreased energy required for processing.

Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water
Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water

Most people consider bottled water to be a safe and healthy alternative to other packaged beverages.

Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions
Food Safety Guide: Emerging Challenges, New Directions

Food safety challenges and science-based strategies, methods and practices impact the way in which food processors address emerging food protection concerns.

Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure
Why HACCP Systems are Prone to Failure

The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system is a universally recognized approach for preventing food safety failures.

Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing
Ex Ante or Ex Post Food Safety Strategies: Process Validation versus Inspection and Testing

It is generally understood and accepted by food safety scientists that it is impossible to achieve food safety by testing or inspecting finished products.

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier
Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier

Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.  

FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program
FDA’s Food Contact Substance Notification Program

This article describes how to submit a Food Contact Substance notification to FDA and how the food contact notification review process works.

Top Tips to Make Your CIP and COP Systems Work For You
Top Tips to Make Your CIP and COP Systems Work For You

Here are a few tips to best-practice approaches in using CIP and COP systems to their fullest potential as process control measures.

Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients
Formulating Food Safety: An Overview of Antimicrobial Ingredients

Formulating “safety,” or microbial inhibitors, into the product can be considered step one as part of the company’s multi-hurdle approach to process control.

The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System
The Total Plant Food Safety Audit: Rating Your Overall System

For companies engaged in the manufacture or distribution of food products ensuring food safety is a key business activity.

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