Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.
The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.
FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.
Third-party audits have played, and by necessity will continue to play, a very important role in assuring the safety of the food supply.
Pathogen testing is a key component and critical success factor in effective food safety and process control programs.
Microbial growth niches occur when moisture, nutrition, time and growth-conducive temperatures occur in a non-sterile environment.
If the claimant is indeed sick due to food poisoning, then action needs to begin immediately to deduce the cause of the illness.
The ATP-monitoring system is a new and exciting technology that shows great promise in aiding both the regulator and the retail food industry.