FEATURED FOOD SAFETY TESTING ARTICLES

How Do FSMA’s Produce Rule And FSVP Intersect? How Do FSMA’s Produce Rule And FSVP Intersect?

In this segment of Food For Thought: FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association, and Maile Gradison Hermida, partner with Hogan Lovells, discuss how the FDA will enforce FSMA’s Produce Rule, how FSVP intersects with the rule, and some of the rule’s sanitation requirements.

FOOD SAFETY TESTING CASE STUDIES

  • New Belgium Brewing Refines Processes With Self-Calibrating Thermometers

    New Belgium Brewing needed an efficient solution to calibrate thermometers at its Asheville, NC plant. The company saved time and money and reduced risks by implementing self-calibrating thermometers.

  • How Green Valley Pecan Boosts Worker Knowledge, Retention, And Confidence

    Green Valley Pecan Company has grown to encompass 10,000 acres with year-round processing facilities. The company was faced with the challenge of preventing the natural knowledge loss that occurs between trainings while simultaneously boosting knowledge retention without increasing training time. This case study details the solution, systems, and tools the company implemented to achieve its goals, as well as their corresponding improvement metrics.

  • Automation Enables Growth & Boosts Productivity In A Pathogen Testing Lab

    A contract testing laboratory was experiencing rapid growth in pathogen testing volume. This case study shows how the lab was able to expand, with no additional resources, and provide higher quality results.

  • Bigelow Tea Improves Quality And Customer Satisfaction

    Bigelow Tea has been making specialty teas for over seventy years. The company grows, blends, and packages hundreds of varieties of tea for distribution across the nation. Today, the company boasts the only U.S.-based industrial tea plantation, as well as three packaging sites that employ hundreds of workers. Because of the company’s size, it needed a consistent training program across all its location. This case study examines how interactive classroom training, course customization, and multilingual content helped Bigelow Tea create a companywide, consistent training program.

  • Bonduelle Achieves Six Years With Zero Lost Time Incidents

    Bonduelle’s 500 vegetable varieties are processed at 58 facilities by over 10,000 workers. Safety is top of mind for the company, and with so many facilities and employees, creating a companywide culture of food safety is essential. This case study shows how Bonduelle used front-line workforce training, verification training, and automated recordkeeping and reporting to achieve its desired food safety goals.

  • How Kisko Increased Its Production Efficiency By 20 Percent

    Kisko Products, Canada's largest producer of freeze pops, needed a way to ensure safe and productive operations to maintain customer satisfaction. This case study shows how the company implemented standardized training and real-time reporting to improve it production efficiency and maintain customer satisfaction.

FOOD SAFETY TESTING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Understanding Direct Flow And Crossflow Microfiltration In Food And Beverage Industry Applications

    Here we explain direct flow and crossflow filtration with special focus on microfiltration with direct flow filters and crossflow systems to supply a better understanding of solutions for food and beverage microfiltration applications.

  • Understand Hygienic Principles In Food Manufacturing

    This guide provides you with the tools to evaluate the washdown capabilities of a given piece of production equipment.

  • The Highest Standards Of Quality Control

    For food companies, specifically poultry businesses, accurate testing procedures that are quick and effective can help control contamination levels and ensure quality and consistency. Consumers are counting on companies that have these high standards. The early detection and identification of the presence of contaminant microorganisms, with rapid pathogen testing methods, is crucial.

  • Using Flowmeter Measurements To Improve Quality

    Food plants make extensive lab-based quality measurements to ensure product quality. Coriolis flowmeters can make some of these measurements in real time, saving time and money.

  • Overcoming The Challenge Of Tracking Sources Of Foodborne Illnesses

    Romaine lettuce is a staple in many home and restaurant kitchens, but shoppers found the crispy green vegetable difficult to locate in late 2018. As an outbreak of E. coli-tainted romaine began to make headlines, it was pulled from store shelves and restaurant delivery trucks all over the country. By the time the source of contamination was traced back to a California farm, and sales could be restarted, more than 60 people had been infected and dozens had been hospitalized.

  • X-Ray: A Solid Investment To Improve Food Safety And Quality

    This article provides insight into physical contaminant detection and explains why X-Ray technology is an excellent solution for eliminating physical contaminant concerns.

FOOD SAFETY TESTING PRODUCTS

  • A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular assay for detecting Listeria species in food and environmental samples.

  • Roka offers accurate tests with the fast time to results on a single platform with a robust variety of validated matrices across the beef process chain. The Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2, STEC EG2 Combo, and Salmonella SEN Detection Assays offer unparalleled ease of use while maintaining accuracy and sensitivity. While other tests require tedious multistep preparation processes, the Atlas Assays have an easy 3-step process that generates accurate results faster.

  • Reliable, reproducible, easy testing - why wait days to get results?
    The GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System helps to provide microbial test data in as little as two hours, using a simple to use, robust and cost effective platform based on quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) technology. Using the GeneDisc Rapid Microbiology System represents an attractive alternative to existing microbiological methods.

  • A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular test for E. coli O157:H7 detection from food samples.

  • The Remel range of ready-to-use Agglutinating Sera for the presumptive identification of cultured bacteria is now available from Oxoid Limited. These simple tests rapidly detect specific bacterial antigens for the identification, grouping and/or typing of Salmonella and other food-borne micro-organisms

  • Choose a test that gives the highest resolution with a rapid time-to-result, to enable your process to achieve success.

  • From Farm to Fork, the Produce industry is continually challenged to deliver fresh, safe, quality products to the consumers. With the diversity in commodities, locations, 
    and packaging, combined with the lack of a thermal kill step like other commodities, it is critical that the safety of the product is assured. Roka Bioscience delivers a rapid, accurate method that enables fresher to market product and higher confidence in product quality.

  • A new rapid yeast and mold test method for dairy applications, such as yogurt, soft cheese and cream, can dramatically improve speed-to-market and reduce economic impact from spoiled product.

FOOD SAFETY TESTING MULTIMEDIA

  • The poultry industry faces two critical challenges: maintaining high quality standards and minimizing the risk of pathogens. The presence of key pathogens like Campylobacter and Salmonella in product batches can lead to recalls, impacting brand reputation and causing severe losses. In this webinar learn how to optimize your pathogen testing methods with a new solution that will simplify and accelerate the simultaneous detection of Campylobacter and Salmonella and the quantification of Campylobacter in poultry samples.

  • In this web chat, Jennifer McEntire, VP food safety & technology at United Fresh Produce Association joins Kristen Spotz, senior manager of food safety & quality assurance at GMA to talk all things traceability related to the food industry. In addition to providing leading traceability practices, the 45-minute session focuses heavily on McEntire and Spotz answering questions from the web chat’s audience.

  • The Atlas System is a fully automated molecular instrument that enhances the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of food safety testing through detection of molecular pathogens, including Listeria, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and other organisms commonly implicated in food contamination episodes.