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How Often Do You See Random Microbial Spikes?

How Often Do You See Random Microbial Spikes?

How Often Do You See Random Microbial Spikes?   A random micro spike has just occurred on your finished product. The root cause investigation shows that nothing has changed in your sanitation process, there has not been any personal turn-over, and nothing has changed...

Environmental Monitoring Program

Environmental Monitoring Program

Environmental Monitoring Program More food facilities are creating and upgrading their environmental monitoring programs (EMP) due to an increasing emphasis from government agencies on locating and controlling food hazards and contaminants. The FDA Food Safety...

Are All ATP Luminometers Created Equal?

Are All ATP Luminometers Created Equal?

Are All ATP Luminometers Created Equal? I have a question for you. Do you feel like your ATP program is adding value to your product quality and sanitation procedure? If your answer is ‘we consistently get low relative light units (RLU), but we have elevated bacteria...

Adult Nutrition Drinks

Adult Nutrition Drinks

Adult Nutrition Drinks The market for nutrition drinks worldwide is forecast to show an accelerated growth rate over the next seven years. The reasons for this rise include a greater focus on health consciousness, minimizing chronic health issues, evolving drink...

Mycotoxins in Animal Feed

Mycotoxins in Animal Feed

Mycotoxins in Animal Feed Mycotoxins are toxins that occur naturally, are generated by particular molds (fungi), and appear in food. They can be the source of various negative health effects and can be a significant health danger to livestock, horses, companion...

Food Safety in Review

Food Safety in Review

Food Safety in Review According to the World Health Organization (WHO), foodborne illnesses cause an estimated 600 million people to fall ill each year, which is almost one in every ten people worldwide. They estimate that 420,000 people die each year, with 40% of...

The Criticality of Environmental Sampling

The Criticality of Environmental Sampling

The Criticality of Environmental Sampling Although the United States is known for having one of the safest food and beverage supplies globally, illnesses with a foodborne base persist in the country. These foodborne illnesses affect millions and cause the deaths of...

The Striking Ascent of Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages

The Striking Ascent of Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages

The Striking Ascent of Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages If there is a time for ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee beverages, it is now. Not only supermarkets but also convenience stores, quick-service restaurants, and even gas stations are stocking many new varieties of RTD...

Prerequisite to FSMA is Sanitation

Prerequisite to FSMA is Sanitation

Prerequisite to FSMA is Sanitation The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on prevention—and sanitation efforts are a key part of your success in complying with FSMA regulations. In this post, we will take a detailed look at why sanitation efforts...

Challenges When Testing for Enterobacteriaceae

Challenges When Testing for Enterobacteriaceae

  Challenges When Testing for Enterobacteriaceae     In the food and beverage industry, there are few things as important to quality and reputation as microbial safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each...

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