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Enforcement of the Agricultural Product Standards Act

By Linda Jackson on 17 May 2017

So how do you know the grade of the apple you are munching on? Or the steak you enjoyed last night? Did you pay a fair price for the quality of the product you were sold? Well, that’s how the Agricultural Product standards Act protects you as a consumer.

Cleaning Compendium

By Linda Jackson on 16 May 2017

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

Listeria hysteria

By Linda Jackson on 15 May 2017

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.

A uniform approach to HACCP

By Food Quality & Safety on 11 May 2017

Under HACCP, it is every manufacturer’s prerogative to rank the severity of the physical, chemical and microbial dangers in a process. While uniforms and garments are not likely the weakest link for a business in which food safety is imperative, operators should recognize the ris

Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 4)

By Food Safety Magazine on 10 May 2017

Most people take water for granted. But it is a valuable asset, particularly within the food processing industry and Part 4 of this article considers how to interpret your water quality results

The risk of biofilms to the food processing industry (Part 2)

By iTram Higiene on 05 May 2017

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

Assuring Water Quality and Safety in Food Processing (Part 3)

By Food Safety Magazine on 03 May 2017

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)

By Pieter de Waal on 03 May 2017

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)

By Pieter de Waal on 25 April 2017

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)

By iTram Higiene on 24 April 2017

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

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