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The Positive Impact of Behavioral Change on Food Safety and Productivity

Alchemy

About the Study:

This study was designed and conducted by Robert Meyer to evaluate a methodology for sustainably changing the behaviors of front-line workers in the food industry. Mr. Meyer has more than 40 years of experience in the food industry. He has held a number of ...

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US Food Safety Modernization Act: Overview and Impact for Importers and Exporters

Eurofins and Leavitt Partners

Introduction:

In the United States, lawmakers, regulators, consumers and the media are more focused on food safety than ever before. On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law, which represents the largest change of the food saf ...

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GreenLight™ 960: Same-Day Analysis of Aerobic Plate Counts (APCs,TVCs) in Raw Meat Samples

Luxcel Biosciences Ltd., Cork, Ireland

Introduction

An increasing appreciation for the importance of food and microbiological safety has resulted in a demand for a more rapid, high-throughput method for total viable count (TVC) quantification to deal with the increasing numbers of samples that require testing. ...

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How Prevention-Based Safety Chain Management Technology Increases Compliance Efficiencies

Barbara Levin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Community, SafetyChain Software

Introduction
Withdrawals, rejections and recalls cost the food industry $7 billion dollars annually – and the majority of these costs aren’t just from “worst case” recall scenarios where people fall ill and lawsuits occur. A large portion of this cost is created by internal ...

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PCR-based Assay for Microbial Detection

Microbiology International

Wisconsin might be known for its cheese and Green Bay Packers’ fans, but it’s also home to an impressive network of clinics and laboratories that service Wisconsin and nearly every state in the nation. The Marshfield Clinic was founded in 1916 by six practicing physicians and today nu ...

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Environmental Monitoring Guide

Eurofins

What is the Goal?

Primary: to find pathogens in the environment before they contaminate product
Secondary: to find spoilage microorganisms in the environment before they affect product
Tertiary: to assess effectiveness of cleaning, sanitation, ...

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Compressed Air: An Overlooked Source of Contamination in the Food Industry

Allan Fish, Parker Hannifin Corporation and Peter Froehlich, Peak Media

Compressed air is used in a broad range of applications in the food processing industry such as mixing of ingredients, cutting, sparging, drying of product, transporting/propelling product through processing systems and packaging of final product. In many of these applications, compressed air is ...

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Hand Hygiene Chemistries Evolve to Meet Food Safety Needs

Blaine Morton, Zep Inc.

The experts agree: proper hand hygiene is critical for preventing the transfer of pathogenic microorganisms. Just consider how many of the nation’s 75 million annual foodborne illness outbreaks could have been prevented if it wasn’t for poor hygiene, generally unwashed or poorly washe ...

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Reducing Contamination Risks of Compressed Air in Food Plants: Benchmarking Good Manufacturing Practices

Lee Scott, Parker Hannifin Corp.

A GMP Template for Food Plants Using Risk-based Systems:

  • HACCP Procedures
  • GFSI - SQF Code

Objective
The objective of this technical paper is to benchmark published Good Manufacturing Practices as they relate to compres ...

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An Assessment of Bacterial Load in Raw Milk using GreenLight® Technology

ABSTRACT
The GreenLight® system was designed for applications across the food industry with further uses in environmental measurements. The core technology is a novel oxygen-depletion sensor that can detect very small changes in oxygen content making the system ideal for us ...

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Top 10 Considerations for Building a Robust Food Safety Management System

Vel Pillay, Manager Food Safety Programs – LRQA Americas

Old Habits Die Hard
There is still a belief amongst some managers in the food industry that an organization only needs a robust HACCP program to control food-borne hazards and manage risks, and that the HACCP program owner is the Quality Assurance (QA) department.

Ca ...

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Improvements in Hand Hygiene Using a Dry Paper Towel Containing Benzalkonium Chloride

Jason A. Tetro, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Hon.)

Introduction
Hand hygiene continues to be the most effective means to prevent infection and its spread. Unfortunately, compliance with proper handwashing technique continues to be an issue in several sectors including health care[1] and foodservic ...

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Food Safety & Quality Certification: An Approach to Exceed Customer & Regulatory Requirements

Today, after a consumer purchases a product they have the ability to share information on their favorite brands and the products through the use of social media. They have unlimited access to information and choose to actively seek opinions of others online.

The development of the IFS sui ...

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Managing Pest Control with Hand-Held Devices

TISCOR

Pest Management in Food and Beverage Processing
It goes without saying that within the food and beverage manufacturing industry quality cannot be comprised. There is a fundamental public expectation that food and beverages are safe. Even the smallest hint of problems f ...

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Development and Testing of a Rapid Protocol for Environmental Swabs Using an Oxygen-Depletion Technology

Alan Traylor and Alex Liu, MOCON Inc., Minneapolis, MN USA and Alison Larsson Ph.D., MarketFresh Food Testing Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN USA

INTRODUCTION

In food process facilities, it is common practice for equipment and surfaces to be tested for cleanliness by swabbing. Usually, the recovered microbial load from a swab is submitted for evaluation of the Aerobic Plate Count (APC), also known as Total Viable Co ...

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Analysis of Coalescing Efficiency in Replacement Filter Elements

Allan Fish Product Manager – Filtration, Parker Hannifin Corp.

Introduction

High efficiency coalescing filters are often specified when there is a need to protect sensitive equipment that is operated by compressed air. A high efficiency coalescing filter can tame the effects of oil, water, and particulates that are present in virtuall ...

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Food Safety, From Farm to Fork:
A Best Practice Approach to Implementing a Food Safety Management System

EtQ

Now, more than ever, all food chain stakeholders are required to demonstrate their commitment to food safety and quality. Recent food-related events have led regulatory bodies like the FDA to examine not only their internal processes but to also set forth standards and initiatives to increase reg ...

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Committing to a Food Safety Culture
Educating Employees and Transforming the Individual

Vel Pillay, Food Safety Program Manager - Americas, LRQA

Introduction: The Unconfident Reality
Safe food is front and center of everyone’s mind. Consumers want reassurance, organizations are worried about brand reputation and shareholder value, and governments lack sufficient resources to thoroughly inspect every morsel of the fo ...

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Creating Harmonized Food Safety Processes Through Integration

EtQ

Executive Summary

The Food and Beverage industry is increasingly adapting the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as its “stamp” of high quality and safety. In fact, many leading organizations today will only work with GFSI-compliant suppliers. The GFSI-benchmarked food safety schemes— ...

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Safer Food Supply Chains
A Revolution in Food Safety Assessments

Vel Pillay, Food Safety Program Manager – Americas, LRQA; and Cor Groenveld Global Food Product Manager of LRQA and chairman of the Foundation for Food Safety Certification.

A revolution in the way the food manufacturing sector is regulated and assessed is ushering in a new era of food safety
A whole new approach to risk management and quality assurance is contained within FSSC 22000. Gone are the days of the tick box approach, ...

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Using Quality Tools and Metrics for Comparison of Error Potential in Pathogen Testing Methods

Roka Bioscience

Companies in the food industry have made significant strides in increasing the quality and safety of the food supply. The Food Safety Magazine, April/May 2012 issue notes that quality is defined differently within the food industry based on the customer.  Whatever the definition used, t ...

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White Papers

The Positive Impact of Behavioral Change on Food Safety and Productivity

About the Study: This study was designed and conducted by Robert Meyer to ...

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US Food Safety Modernization Act: Overview and Impact for Importers and Exporters

Introduction: In the United States, lawmakers, regulators, consumers and ...

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GreenLight™ 960: Same-Day Analysis of Aerobic Plate Counts (APCs,TVCs) in Raw Meat Samples

Introduction An increasing appreciation for the importance of food and mi ...

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