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Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls
Rethinking the Future of Food Recalls

Food recalls are an important tool that can be used to protect the public from exposures to potentially unsafe products. Yet, carrying out an effective recall presents obvious challenges.

Measure What You Treasure
Measure What You Treasure

Robust food safety plans and quality systems become ineffective when they are undermined by the wrong, or immature, culture.

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.

Advances in UV-C Light Technology Improve Safety and Quality Attributes of Juices, Beverages, and Milk Products
Advances in UV-C Light Technology Improve Safety and Quality Attributes of Juices, Beverages, and Milk Products

Ultraviolet-C light is a nonthermal treatment offering packaging flexibility.

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.

 

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: What This Means for the Food Industry

On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into force, marking a significant milestone in food safety for Canada.

Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes
Foods Produced by Biotechnology: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on Intended vs. Unintended Changes

Transgenic methods have been used for over 25 years to incorporate well-characterized genes from a foreign (different plant or nonplant species) donor into a plant host that endows it with some desirable trait.

Recalls and Outbreaks: How WGS Will Change the Rules
Recalls and Outbreaks:  How WGS Will Change  the Rules

Recalls and outbreaks are increasingly being identified and traced back to their sources through whole-genome sequencing.

Plastic Packaging in a Circular Economy
Plastic Packaging in a  Circular Economy

The European Union (and others—including policy makers, companies, and organizations—have recently announced goals to reduce or eliminate the amount of plastic packaging sent to landfills.

Validation, Verification, and Monitoring of Cleaning in Food Processing Factories
Validation, Verification, and Monitoring of Cleaning in Food Processing Factories

Performing cleaning verification, monitoring, and validation will be difficult at best without control of the cleaning process.

Post-Sanitation Microbiology Sampling
Post-Sanitation Microbiology Sampling

The MegaSampler, a sponge on a stiff plastic rod, does an excellent job of sampling both large and small surfaces in the food production facility with minimal effort.

 

Collecting and Interpreting Multi-site ATP Testing Data
Collecting and Interpreting  Multi-site ATP Testing Data

Sanitation verification systems using ATP are standard methods for evaluating and monitoring sanitation efficacy at food production and foodservice organizations.

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