FEATURED FOOD SAFETY TESTING ARTICLES
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
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.
Agricultural Bioengineering And Food Manufacturing: Navigating The Regulatory Terrain
Advances in gene editing are disrupting agribusiness, but what are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s to come for? In a regulatory landscape that is often overlapping and frequently subject to change, this article is designed to help navigate the complicated terrain.
What Can Be Done To Prevent Fraudulent Supply Chains?
Food fraud is a big topic at the moment and there are multiple challenges within any supply chain, especially these days where supply chains are global, have multiple players and where profits can be huge. In this column, I will detail some of the major obstacles in the organic food supply chain and show some practical applications which can reduce fraud within it.
Update Current Preventive Controls To Bolster Your Pest Control Programs
Spring has arrived, and while that means warmer days are ahead, it also means the return of the risk of pests to food manufacturing facilities. Rodents, birds, and insects are risks to food and can be sources of contamination by transmitting pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, to your products.
FOOD SAFETY TESTING PRODUCTS
Atlas Rapid Pathogen Detection System
The Atlas® System is a fully automated 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.
Rapid, Accurate, and Reliable: Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay
The Atlas Listeria LSP Detection Assay is a rapid, highly accurate molecular assay test designed for food and environmental samples.
Pathogen Testing Equipment for Meats and Beef
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.
Listeria m - Atlas Listeria monocytogenes LmG2 Detection Assay
A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular assay for detecting the pathogen that causes listeriosis.
Aerobic Bacterial Screening System
The GreenLight™ Model 930 system is ideal for companies looking for the benefit of same-day resultsTM when processing large numbers of samples for aerobic bacteria counts.
Pathogen Testing for Produce
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.
Zeta Plus MH Series Depth Filters Zeta Plus MH Series are a family of advanced, dual zone depth filters designed to provide optimal clarification and prefiltration in Food & Beverage applications.
GreenLight™ Model 910
GreenLight™ Model 910 is a simple low medium through-put test that provides total aerobic viable counts(TVC's or APC's) of food samples by measuring bacterial oxygen consumption and equating oxygen comsumption to microbial load.
FOOD SAFETY TESTING MULTIMEDIA
Food For Thought: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Traceability But Were Afraid To Ask
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.
Enhance Food Safety Testing Through Molecular Pathogens
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.
Pathogen Detection Solutions For Food And Ingredient Manufacturers
Pathogen testing is often outsourced to third-party lab providers. When choosing the best lab for your company, it is important to ask the right questions to ensure the test method aligns with the quality goals of the organization. This video provides guidance and offers suggestions to help you determine the best lab for you company’s pathogen detection needs.