Think you know pathogens? Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the basics of some commonly occurring pathogens which can cause food borne illness and negatively impact food production companies.
Food production facilities are often expanded or reformatted, requiring construction in portions of the facility while operations continue.These construction projects add hazards and headaches to the production process, and measures must be in place to limit risks and liabilities for the producing companies.
Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) is among the most important components to a robust food safety program. If pathogens are re-occurring in your production facility, your entire operation is compromised from a safety standpoint.
As a food manufacturer, complying with the FDA is paramount for maintaining your ability to safely send product to market. A Form 483 can be issued by the FDA at the conclusion of an inspection when investigators have observed any condition(s) that may constitute violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) and related Acts.
Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, is hosting its second food safety education course of 2017. Food safety experts will present "Advanced Food Microbiology: Pathogen Testing" (M201) from April 25-27, 2017 at Chestnut Labs’ Springfield, Mo. location.
Finding the right professional food safety partner can be a daunting task. When food production organizations venture out to address issues or needs, many factors can impact the quality of the fit with an outside provider.
For any Food Safety Program, preventative controls are crucial for overall success. As regulatory requirements continue to become more stringent, robust prevention in the area of pathogenic environmental monitoring is imperative.
For food manufacturers, quality professionals and food handlers, the only way to know the truth about food safety is to perform scientific research. Research could be the difference between operating safely and efficiently, and undergoing costly recalls due to contamination in your product line.
More refined consumer demands and an ever-shifting regulatory environment are remaining at forefront of the food safety industry again in 2017. As manufacturers and producers try to keep up, understanding the most pressing trends can help determine where to focus efforts.
The Food and Drug Administration has released new guidance that aims to address preventative controls for Listeria, in regard to facility design, equipment, sanitation, GMP’s, utensils, manufacturing processes and importantly environmental monitoring and corrective action.