Food Safety AOAC PTM vs OMA

What you need to know about the AOAC®

AOAC® INTERNATIONAL PTM vs. AOAC® INTERNATIONAL OMA Background information: What is the AOAC? Founded in 1884, AOAC® INTERNATIONAL is an independent, third-party international association comprised of government agencies, industry organizations, research institutions, and individual scientists. What they do: Deliver Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA), Provide Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certifications, Complete rigorous laboratory testing and … Continue reading “What you need to know about the AOAC®”

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Methods of Indicator Testing

With an ever-increasing consumer interest in food safety and quality combined with the added visibility and global communication of food recalls, sanitation and quality issues, the importance of testing continues to grow. For every stage of food preparation and handling before it shows up at the grocery store, testing methods help to prevent food-borne illnesses … Continue reading “Methods of Indicator Testing”

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Sustainability Report Card

At 3M Sustainability has long been part of our core values, dating back to the 1970s when we launched industry leading environmental management programs.  Today, Sustainability serves to drive innovation in our manufacturing, in our products, and in new technologies. We innovate with purpose and collaborate with our customers, partners and communities to take on … Continue reading “Sustainability Report Card”

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IAFP 2018 Summary

This July, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) hosted its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 3,600 “top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from six continents” attended the week-long event to discuss topics ranging from Food Hygiene to Vital and Parasitic Foodborne Diseases. Seminars: 3M Food Safety was proud to … Continue reading “IAFP 2018 Summary”

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USDA FSIS Chooses 3M

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157 Testing. 3M Food Safety is honored to announce that following rigorous performance evaluations against other commercially available rapid methods, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has chosen 3M™ Molecular Detection System as … Continue reading “USDA FSIS Chooses 3M”

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IAFP 2018

UPDATE: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing. Read the announcement. IAFP 2018 is almost here. Food Safety professionals know that in our world, there’s always a new development. Are you caught up on the latest research, thought leaders, technology, and testing methods? It’s a lot, we know. That’s … Continue reading “IAFP 2018”

Enhancing Campylobacter testing for Poultry Processing

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Campylobacter causes an estimated 1.3 million illnesses each year in the U.S. alone. Combine that statistic with the rapid production growth seen in the poultry processing industry, and it is clear there is a tremendous opportunity to help limit the risk of microbial infections related … Continue reading “Enhancing Campylobacter testing for Poultry Processing”

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Enhance Environmental Monitoring: 5 Common Questions and Answers for Food Processors

  Proactive, preventative, environmental monitoring can often be overlooked in food processing facilities. Shifting testing priorities from finished product testing to a more strategic approach that identifies contamination sources, will enhance overall food safety and quality. Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety at Cornell University, has worked with the 3M Food Safety … Continue reading “Enhance Environmental Monitoring: 5 Common Questions and Answers for Food Processors”

Environmental Monitoring

An effective environmental monitoring program, when part of an overall food safety system, can help extend product shelf life, reduce risk of recalls, and reduce costs. Learn about best practices in a five-part webinar series about environmental monitoring that builds in complexity as you progress through the program.