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Tip of the Week: 5 Predictions In Food Safety & Quality for 2019
Tip of the Week: 5 Predictions In Food Safety & Quality for 2019
Here are our experts’ predictions for trends in food safety and quality
in 2019.
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Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Strawberries? An unlikely target for intentional adulteration.
Australia's strawberry industry is facing an outbreak of intentional adulteration. One consumer found a needle in a strawberry and since then there have been more than 100 reported cases of consumers finding needles in strawberries. Authorities believe many of the cases are copycats. This scare has caused strawberry manufacturers to dump truckloads of inventory for fear of contamination and multiple countries have halted imports of Australian strawberries.
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Tip of the Week: Techniques for Effective Food Plant Inspections Part 1
Tip of the Week: Techniques for Effective Food Plant Inspections Part 1
AIB International’s lead instructors for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, often ask participants what surprises or challenges they expect. Prior to the course, many do not fully realize their role and level of responsibility as the primary PCQI. Participants also are surprised by the number of resources that are available through FDA and FSPCA.
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Recipe for a Successful PCQI
Recipe for a Successful PCQI
As a lead instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, I often ask participants what surprises or challenges they expect. Prior to the course, many do not fully realize their role and level of responsibility as the primary PCQI. Here's a quick recipe for PCQI success.
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BUNdamental Checkpoints for Quality Hamburger Buns
BUNdamental Checkpoints for Quality Hamburger Buns
Burgers and hamburger buns remain a constant of the modern American diet. This trend is only expected to rise so we created an online course titled Hamburger Buns Online.
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Tip of the Week: Control Strategies to Address Listeria monocytogenes Contamination in the Food Processing Establishment
Tip of the Week: Control Strategies to Address Listeria monocytogenes Contamination in the Food Processing Establishment
Think of this list as the guidelines for best practices for your facilities’ control strategies.
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Our 7 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2017
Our 7 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2017
As you sit and think about your goals for 2018, let's review our most popular blog posts so you can catch up on anything you might have missed, or gain inspiration and guidance that will help propel you in the new year.
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FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions
FDA Guidance Explains Enforcement Discretion Related to FSMA Provisions
The FDA announced on Jan. 4, 2018, that it intends to exercise enforcement discretion for certain provisions in four of the rules that implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Tip of the Week: What is Listeria monocytogenes?
Tip of the Week: What is Listeria monocytogenes?
Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne bacterial pathogen that causes listeriosis. L. monocytogenes is ubiquitously prevalent in the environment, including soil, water and vegetation, from where it enters the food chain.
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Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation
Q&A: The Importance of a Kill Step Validation
Question: I recently joined a QA team and was assigned to complete the validation of our thermally processed kill step. What is kill step validation and why do we need it?
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