In an effort to increase additives transparency, the Grocery Manufacturers Association — with companies such as Kellogg, PepsiCo, and Heinz — says it will provide the FDA access to a database of documents created by its members regarding additives and the generally recognized as safe process.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION CASE STUDIES
The Human Component: Ralcorp Holdings Corporation Ensures Training Consistency Across Plants
For years, Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products and Ralcorp Snacks, Sauces and Spreads relied on a manual system for its food safety training program.
Global Health Industries Relies On Metal Detectors From Eriez To Uncover Tramp Metal In Packaged Nutraceuticals Before Shipment
When it comes to producing private label vitamins and supplements for its network of distributors, family-owned Global Health Industries of Ogden, Utah cannot and will not cut corners on quality control measures. Numerous product safety checkpoints must be in place, beginning with the receiving of raw materials and ending with final packaging prior to shipment.
Chocolate Manufacturer Lowers The Cost Of Production Downtimes
For its chocolate manufacture, an international food group relies on Sartorius metal detection equipment along with a maintenance contract that guarantees the continuous availability of metal detectors and dramatically lowers the cost of production downtimes.
Metal Detection Systems Achieve Optimum Performance For Dairy Processor In Harsh Environments
When Loma Systems’ IQ3 series of metal detectors came out, the company wanted its first machine placed in a plant that would really test its durability. Loma settled on Oakville, Ontario-based, Armstrong Cheese Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Dairyworld Foods.
X-Ray Inspection Systems Ensures Food Safety For Food Service Manufacturer
St. Clair Foods is one of the premier foodservice providers for salads and entrees in the United States. Managed out of Memphis, Tennessee since 1976, the company offers hundreds of different products their signature salad dressings to chilled salads, dips, frozen entrees and side dishes.
Leading Pastry Manufacturer Achieves Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Standards With Metal Detection Systems
Del’s Pastry is well-known as a market leader in the pastry industry. The company produces approximately 35 unique fresh and frozen pastry products; from cookies and turnovers to their awardwinning muffins.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION ARTICLES
The Reality Of FSMA: Is Your Business Prepared?
One of the most popular topics in the food industry is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As its implementation approaches, many businesses are questioning where to begin in terms of what is needed to comply. The reality is, the bill is going into effect, and the challenges for businesses will come whether or not they’re prepared. This is why organizations need to lay out the groundwork for how they plan to comply now. Taking a proactive approach to food defense will make the new, upcoming regulations of FSMA seem less intimidating as we approach impending deadlines.
Guide for Quality Control Methods For UK Food Packers
In the UK, food packers must comply with the requirements of the Weights & Measures Act. This document attempts to bring out the more important aspects and considerations for those involved with the specification, procurement and introduction of checkweighing equipment.
Why Choose X-ray Inspection?
Today, consumers and retailers are better informed and more focused on purchasing quality products. A contamination issue can impact on the brand image and long-term success of a business. X-ray inspection systems are much more accurate than metal detection and checkweighing systems, and Loma systems incorporate sophisticated sensor technology and detection software and feature advanced image processing.
Food Safety: Tips For Finding The Right Industrial Vacuum
The food and beverage industry recalled about 8.5 million units between July and September 2012 alone. That translates into about four recalls each day, according to the (FDA) Food and Drug Administration. At a closer look, 74 percent of these recalls stemmed from concerns about product contamination from pathogens including Salmonella and E. coli; similarly, 18 % were initiated out of fear of contamination from undeclared allergens.
Food Safety Modernization Act and e-Pedigree With Intelleflex' Temperature Monitor
The Food Safety Modernization Act (signed by President Obama in January 2011), and the e-Pedigree law, set to take effect in January 2015 should drive demand for Intelleflex’ solutions, and asset tracking technologies in general
Product Inspection: Current Challenges And Future Outlook
In this Q&A, Mike Odom, general manager, product inspection business unit, Thermo Fisher Scientific, gives his insights into the challenges of product inspection, the advantages of inspection technology, the FDA recommendations for inspection, and how product inspection will evolve in the future.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION
Food safety is a scientific discipline that deals with making food safe for consumption. It is a process involving the handling, preparation, processing and storage of food that prevents contamination and any food borne illnesses.
There are two considerations to food safety. The first is the safety of the manufactured product to the market and the second is the safety of the product from market to consumer. Food safety covers the entire food chain from raw ingredients to consumer consumption.
Safety considerations in food manufacturing include food hygiene, food additives, identification and removal of contaminants, import, export and domestic regulatory requirements, labeling, and certification systems.
There are five key principles of food hygiene. The first is to prevent food contamination with pathogens from people, pets and pests. The second is to keep process and store raw and cooked foods separately.
The third is cooking temperatures. Food should be cooked for the correct length of time at the right temperature to kill pathogens. The fourth principle is food storage temperatures. Foods should be stored at the proper temperature. The fifth principle depends on the availability of safe water in which to cook food.
Food safety is taken very seriously and the CDC uses a variety of surveillance systems to constantly monitor the occurrence of food borne diseases. Any outbreaks of food borne illnesses are immediately and thoroughly investigated.
Most food manufacturers must have a food safety plan in place in order to meet regulatory requirements. These programs assess food risks and have actions in place to prevent and manage risks. All actions are documented giving peace of mind to the business owner by protecting the business and the brand.
Food safety programs also assist in reducing food waste and improving productivity.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION NEWS
Key Technology Introduces Sanitary Rotary Finish On Vibratory Conveyors
Key Technology introduces a rotary polish as the new standard finish on its vibratory and horizontal motion conveyor beds.
FOOD SAFETY & INSPECTION MULTIMEDIA
Newest Innovation In Product Inspection: NextGuard X-ray Detection System
The newest innovation in product inspection, Thermo Scientific's NextGuard X-ray Detection System
IQ3+ Series Metal Detector Training
The Loma Systems Group IQ3+ Series of Metal Detectors guarantees the protection of your brand.
X-Ray Inspection Our latest X-ray inspection equipment, the Loma X4. It is fully automatic and offers complete contaminant and defect inspection at any line speed.
P-Series Receiver: Check-Weighing System
The P-Series allows each batch to be "check-weighted" before processing.
VAC-U-MAX Mini Hopper VAC-U-MAX Mini Hopper with a nominal capacity of about 1/8 cubic foot will convey material up to 500 pounds per hour.
Energy Recovery Products Munters offers the most versatile line of energy recovery products. Exhaust recovery ventilation utilizes energy from the exhaust air stream to precondition the outside air being introduced into the building.
Checkweigher- A Standard that Serves Your Needs Up to 230 ppm: EC-M Checkweigher- The EC-M checkweigher is the basic model of this checkweigher range. It integrates smoothly with the performance data of the beginner's model EC-S-MB and covers the medium performance range.
Metal Detector and Checkweigher Combo System: CoSYNUS
CoSYNUS is a member of the SYNUS checkweigher family and combines the electronics of a metal detector with our well-known checkweighing technology. Operation of the metal detector is fully integrated in the familiar user interface of the field-tested SYNUS checkweigher.
Cold Chain Monitoring: Food & Retail
Do you actually know what happens in your suppliers’ operations and how the transport is arranged? Does the storage time of your products fall within the limits during every step of the preparation process?
CIP 150 Alkaline Detergent CIP 150® Alkaline Process and Research Cleaner is specially formulated to meet the unique cleaning demands found in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The blend of alkalinity, surfactants, and oxidizing agents were developed for the most challenging protein-based process residues.