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Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 3)
How ice is manufactured, stored and used is another issue that should be part of a processor’s water management program. There is a sense that plant workers and their managers believe that frozen water cannot be a source of contamination.
Compressed air in the food industry (Part 2)
The burning question being, can one get clean air ? The short answer is yes. But there is a but, first ‘clean’ must be specified and then the cost must be considered. Part 2 of this article looks at contaminants and offers some technical tips
Compressed air in the food industry (Part 1)
The burning question is this - can one get clean air ? The short answer is yes, however, there is a also a "but". Firstly, 'clean' must be specified and then the cost must be considered. The questions normally start when people find out there's oil in compressed air
The risk of biofilms to the food processing industry (Part 1)
Biofilms represent a significant hygiene risk to the food processing industry. They are colonies of different types of microorganisms covered in a protective polymer coat; this is a natural barrier that protects against heat, mechanical damage, disinfectants and desiccation
Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 2)
Most people take water for granted. In the United States, Japan and in Western Europe, all that an individual needs to do is turn on the tap at any time in the day or night to get clean, potable water. Part 2 of this article considers the uses of water.
Top Five Tips to Ensure Effective Procedures in Your QMS
The ISO 9001 quality management system requires for organizations to write different procedures to prevent non-conformances and to guaranty that specific jobs and processes are carried out correctly. Here are some tips for writing effective procedures
Supporting a Culture of Caring Can Reduce Injuries and Costs, Improve Performance
A senior vice president at an insurance company who is an expert in workers’ compensation insurance shares ways clients have reduced injuries, improved morale, saved money and increased production
Stellenbosch University researchers develop easy method to detect SA honey fraud
How does the industry fight back against food fraud? Well, food scientists and researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Sapienza University of Rome have developed a quick and user-friendly method to detect whether the honey in question is the real thing or not.
See, hear, and speak no evil ... are you guilty?
Are we guilty of seeing, hearing and speaking no evil in our daily lives as quality and food safety leaders? Instead of wearing blinders, earplugs, and muzzles (figuratively or literally), we need to be doing everything we can to build our relationships with company executives as
Listeria, what should I know?
Over 80 years ago, L. monocytogenes was recognized as an animal pathogen that was widespread in nature, in soil, decaying vegetation and the bowels of many mammals. But in 1983 the first human outbreak was reported in Canada, proving that indirect transmission from animals to hu
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