Advanced Food Microbiology sheds light on pathogen threats to food

Chestnut Labs' team of food safety experts and instructors will present "Advanced Food Microbiology (M201)" with course content centering on pathogen controls, testing and preventive programs. 

"Basic Food Microbiology with Lab (M102)" Offered By Chestnut Labs July 25-26

The Basic Food Microbiology course is designed for non-science majors and introduces students to microorganisms.

See how you fare in Chestnut Labs' basic food safety quiz about pathogens

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.

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3 Construction Hazard Questions for Food Manufacturing Plants

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. 

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Rust: A Recipe For Disaster on Food Production Equipment

Rusted food production equipment, including pumps, pipes, motors, and the like serves as a red flag that your facility may not be operating safely.

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What to do when pathogens show up in food processing plant environmental tests

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.

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Has the FDA issued your food manufacturing company a Form 483?

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.

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Chestnut Labs extends education series invitation for Advanced Food Microbiology: Pathogen Testing (M201)

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.

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5 Quality-Related Considerations for Food Safety Partners

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. 

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12 Essential Elements for Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) in Manufacturing Plants

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. 

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The Anatomy of a Food Safety Research Study

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.

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Chestnut Labs to host "Basic Food Microbiology with Lab (M102)" Food Safety Course on March 7-8, 2017

Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, is hosting a food safety course entitled "Basic Food Microbiology with Lab" (M102) March 7-8, 2017 at its Springfield, Missouri location.

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4 Research Methods that Create Safer Pet Foods

Chestnut Labs provides insight for the four types of research that, when conducted properly, help produce safer pet food products.

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Top Three Food Safety Trends for 2017

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.

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Three Food Safety Courses to take in 2017

Food Safety courses help create a more educated and equipped workforce, and Chestnut Labs offers food safety training courses designed to meet these needs within the food industry. 

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FDA Releases New Guidance for the Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready to Eat Foods

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. 

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Dr. Mary Bandu to present session at 25th edition of the Petfood Forum

Mary Bandu, PhD, will speak at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, Mo. at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

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Chestnut Labs launches mobile-friendly web redesign

Chestnut Labs, a leading food safety solutions provider, has partnered with Hook Creative to launch a redesigned website that will expand and improve every facet of its web presence.

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