Microbes inhabiting contact and environmental sites in food processing are mostly harmful as microbial communities that form in critical places contaminate the surfaces and consequently the products made in that particular process.
Growing concerns about foodborne illness, waste, and feeding a booming global population are placing increasing demands on food testing, according to Life Technologies.
Thermo Scientific representatives say in the face of growing demands on food laboratories and stepped-up regulatory requirements, analytical staff must deliver top-notch performance and technology to keep up.
When Cargill Media Solutions needed to test a significant number of samples, they opted for ready-to-use liquid culture media to save time and effort.
Food technology firms like Accelrys are launching mobile products designed to connect equipment, data, and staff.
A food sleuth from Microtrace says proper analysis of contaminants found in food and beverage products is crucial to preventing an incident from becoming a full-blown crisis.
A representative of analytic technology firm Ocean Optics says while technology related to testing for food safety and quality has advanced, more needs to be done.
A representative of AIB International says that building a strong safety program requires a cultural connection among food operation personnel.
A representative with Alchemy Systems says the most important resource a company relies on to ensure operation-wide food safety is its staff.
A Canadian graduate student is translating her lifelong passion for food into a career dedicated to a safe food supply.
The Reusable Packaging Association is bringing together industry members to hammer out stronger sanitation guidelines for reusable food containers.
Zego, a manufacturer of allergen-friendly snack bars, has launched wrappers and boxes with QR codes enabling consumers to keep tabs on allergen products.
The National Chicken Council’s recently launched ChickenRoost.com site takes consumers and producers on a journey through the poultry industry.
A food science specialist says ensuring an effective safety program at any food processing environment involves one key ingredient: its people.
Alchemy systems’ Coach app enables food firms to perform safety and operational reviews from the plant floor via iPad.
Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling varieties of its Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches, for fear the meat inside might be tainted.
The food safety guru of the world’s largest retailer told FoodProductionDaily the 2014 Global Food Safety Conference comes at a time when food safety concerns are at a pinnacle.
Regulatory efforts such as the Food Safety Modernization Act mean food manufacturers are demanding greater flexibility and stepped-up performance from metal detection gear.
A California beef processor is in hot water with the USDA for processing “diseased and unsound” animals without federal inspection.
Salmonella outbreaks are raising red flags over the safety of the poultry supply; however, according to one expert, there may be less reason to worry than we think.
Tomra Sorting Solutions is showcasing food sorting and analyzing technology, geared toward meeting consumers’ expectations, at IPPE 2014.
The International Production and Processing Expo welcomed thousands of enthused meat and poultry professionals. Here are some of the products and technologies attendees have glimpsed at the 2014 event.
The Pacific Sunrise Ventures Gold Star Food Safety Maintenance Program is designed for HACCP- and GFSI-certified operations.
Pest management is an increasing safety concern for food professionals; one event is geared toward eliminating the threat from creeping, crawling and flying contaminators.
Gusto Packing is recalling 67,113 lbs. of spiral-sliced ham due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Sun Branding Solutions is calling for greater legislation on the disclosure of supply chain visibility one year on from the horse meat scandal.