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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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3 Tips for Better Sample Collection in Food Safety

Approximately 48 million people in the U.S. get sick from a foodborne illness each year (Centers for Disease Control). Some that are more common include bacteria like Campylobacter, Escherichia coli (E. coli ), Listeria, and Salmonella.  In the interest of preventing these episodes as opposed to simply reacting to contaminations as they occur, the Food … Continue reading “3 Tips for Better Sample Collection in Food Safety”

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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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3 Key Steps for Establishing an Effective Food Allergen Control Plan

With allergies becoming an increasing health problem globally, the need to have an allergen control plan has never been more critical. Need more information on the total 3M Food Safety testing solution? Simply reach out and we’ll be happy to help you with any questions you have. Do you know where your allergen control plan … Continue reading “3 Key Steps for Establishing an Effective Food Allergen Control Plan”

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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”

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Poultry in Motion

  For developing nations aiming to increase food exports, establishing controlled food safety systems is becoming increasingly vital. One of the most interesting case examples can be seen in the poultry industry in Colombia. When it comes to the country’s contribution to the world’s diet, most minds go directly to coffee. Yet Colombian poultry production … Continue reading “Poultry in Motion”

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”