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Choosing a Food Safety Consultant
FSSC 22000/ISO 22000 allows for the use of external experts in the development, documentation, implementation and maintenance of your FSMS. These standards do not define the role of the external expert, you have to do this yourself - but where should you use a consultant? Where c
Personal Hygiene: A Basic Prerequisite Program for Ensuring Food Safety
Personal hygiene is (or should be) an integral part of the food quality and safety for each and every food processor.
3 tips to ensure clean and sanitary food-contact surfaces
Cleaning and sanitizing food-contact surfaces is one of the most important steps to prevent foodborne illness. Here are a few reminders to protect guests
Equipment breakdowns seem to happen at the worst of times, usually delaying customer orders. When they do occur, there is a rush to be back in production quickly, sometimes with temporary repairs. But without downtime, cleaning of food-contact surfaces is just not possible and cr
Spicy hot, icy cold – keeping food fresh and safe in your restaurant space
In the first of our Food safety in the Food service sector articles we discuss the importance of temperature control. Whether it’s a burger by whatever name or gourmet French cuisine a-la-carte, temperature is a common denominator and has a huge impact on food safety
The do’s and don’ts of food plant personal hygiene practices
Good personal hygiene policies and practices are the foundation for successful food safety and quality assurance in all food manufacturing facilities. Plant personnel are among the most significant reservoirs and vectors of microorganisms, chemical residues and foreign materials
Is Your Sanitation Program Starting on the Right Foot?
Cross-contamination can occur at any point in the food production process, making it imperative for processing facilities to be proactive in preventing pathogens from entering and spreading throughout the facility. Often overlooked, cross-contamination from footwear can come from
I have recently being doing a lot of cleaning at food facilities. It’s a long story….but I have learnt a few valuable lessons in the process. It’s one thing to make the audit finding another thing completely to take the corrective action. I have done a lot of research recently to
There was a great response to our recent article on Listeria. Needless to say it has been a very topical issue in the last two months. We have done a lot of research on how to eradicate the problem and have come across some great resources to share with you.
The risk of biofilms to the food processing industry (Part 2)
Biofilms represent a significant hygiene risk to the food processing industry. In Part 2 of this article we will look at Biofilm Detection and Treatment
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