Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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...
The FDA announced today that the agency does not intend to enforce certain provisions of FSMA, at least until additional rulemaking can take place. The enforcement discretion applies to four rules: Preventive Controls (PC) for Human Food Preventive Controls...
Pests and sanitation problems top the list of the FDA’s most frequently cited inspection observations in food facilities for FY 2017. The list, released last month, aggregates the observations cited on FDA Form 483s, which are filed “when, in...
For the past 15 years, Hunter Public Relations has conducted an annual survey of 1,000 American adults to see which food and beverage news stories resonated most with readers. Here are the top headlines of 2017. #1 - Amazon’s...
Time and resources, according to SafetyChain and The Acheson Group’s 2017 Food Safety & Quality Operations Survey. Four out of five respondents said these were barriers to getting a good night’s sleep. Other insomnia-inducing issues include internal and supplier...
It’s probably fair to say that the clean eating movement is more than a trend. We’re not talking about the extreme “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan” type of clean eating that lately has been getting some...

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