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By Karl Deily, Sealed Air SVP and Chief Commercial Officer A pandemic changes everything. It changes how we view our surroundings. It changes what we trust. It changes our sense of security.  As the COVID-19 crisis continues and supply chains are...
Do you feel like you’re swimming in COVID-19 guidance with no clear idea of how to operationalize it? This is a common problem in the food industry right now -- between the CDC, and OSHA, and the FDA, there’s...
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...