Food Safety Magazine

Temperature Control/Cold Chain

The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility
The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility

What are the practical effects of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule on the shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers involved in the transportation of human or animal food?  

Into the Cold Abyss of Food Waste
Into the Cold Abyss of Food Waste

One of the biggest areas of food waste is maintaining the cold chain. This means that all players in food supply—including producers, shippers, warehouses, retailers and consumers—have a role to fill when it comes to tackling the challenge of food waste.

Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry
Consumer Food Trends Create Food Safety Challenges for the Foodservice Industry

Modern food trends create food safety challenges that mandate changes to the food code to protect public health.

 

Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food
Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food

Under the final Sanitary Transportation rule, primary responsibility for nearly all safety risks during transportation falls to the shipper. Do you know the extent of your responsibility?

From Sanitation to the Environment and Beyond: Your Free Guides to Foodservice Packaging
From Sanitation to the Environment and Beyond: Your Free Guides to Foodservice Packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute has developed free resources for best practices in foodservice packaging on a variety of topics. Take a look at these easy-to-read guides today.

FSM Scoop: Pet Food Safety
FSM Scoop: Pet Food Safety

Since the Great Pet Food Recalls of 2007, pet food manufacturers have been under scrutiny. How has the industry fared in the last 9 years? 

Good Consumer Practices Are Necessary to Further Improve Global Food Safety
Good Consumer Practices Are Necessary to Further Improve Global Food Safety

The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.

Getting the Best of Time & Temperature
Getting the Best of Time & Temperature

An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.

The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transporation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?
The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transportation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?

Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
 

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods
Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods

Suggested temperature specifications for refrigeration of foods have been revised as knowledge and technology advancements are made.

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations
Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations

There is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the implementation of food safety programs at retail locations.

Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain
Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain

Customers should be aware of the food safety differences between distributors, especially in a down economy when many are making choices based on price.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers
Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers

Need a portable thermometer? Find out how to choose exactly what you need.

 

Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.

A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain
A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain

Each sector of the food industry is charged with the responsibility of adhering to and utilizing proper food handling techniques.

5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods
5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods

Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.

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