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No one wants to deal with a product recall, especially since it can result in tremendous loss of profits and reputation. And a few major pet food recalls within the past year have shown just how extensive the consequences...
Imagine that you are on your first Level 5 whitewater rafting trip. Without a doubt, there is risk involved. But, since you are an adventuresome, but cautious, thrill seeker, you want to know that the equipment was designed and...
The food industry is both at high risk of and unprepared for a cybersecurity incident, according to a new report from the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota. The report suggests that food companies that...
September is National Food Safety Education Month. Started in 1994, this initiative aims to prevent foodborne illness, which sickens 48 million Americans every year.  While the food industry tends to focus on preventing contamination during manufacturing, a large percentage of...
In the wake of the recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that sickened dozens of people across the country, the announcement of a new rapid testing kit for the bacteria couldn’t be more welcome. The technology, developed by researchers...
In the past few years, interest in nanotechnology has grown exponentially. The official definition of nanotechnology, from the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative, is “science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.” What...
A little over two years ago, 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI), the recognized standard developer and owner of the 3-A Symbol for hygienic equipment design, became aware that a group of companies from China were using the 3-A...
Earlier this week at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting, Clear Labs launched Clear Safety, the first end-to-end next-generation sequencing (NGS) system for routine pathogen testing. The launch follows a pilot program that was deployed at companies...
Every day in food facilities around the globe, microbiologists prepare and analyze samples looking for pathogens. As the recent outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce shows, those tests don’t always find the pathogens that ultimately lead to people...
By Steve Ardagh, Founder and CEO, Eagle Protect PBC In response to PVC’s toxic threats, global governments and corporations have passed policies to phase out PVC, including vinyl (PVC) gloves, and switch to safer, healthier PVC-free products. This article explains the food...

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Food Industry

The pace of change in the food industry is faster than ever, and it keeps accelerating. Much of the pressure comes from constantly changing...

Continuous License Monitoring: Myth vs. Fact

Ebook Sponsored by SuperVision Driver safety is the biggest source of fleet liability risk. Whether a business has a fleet of trucks or just one...

How to Calculate Your Overall Line Efficiency

Line Efficiency Calculator Sponsored by Garvey Do you know what the bottleneck is in your manufacturing process? The limiting factor that’s keeping you from ramping...
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3 Steps to Cleaning Compliance for Your Entire Food Plant

eBook sponsored by Nilfisk In the food manufacturing industry, cleaning is business-critical. Not only are recalls an ever-present threat, but the FDA, USDA, OSHA, and...