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Food Allergens Symposium: How food manufacturers are looking ahead

Food allergies are on the rise. According to National Institutes of Health, as many as 10 percent of people in developed countries report food allergies. The reason why food allergy rates are increasing is still not clear, but researchers have some theories.  Many believe it is linked to increased hygiene in households, which weakens children’s … Continue reading “Food Allergens Symposium: How food manufacturers are looking ahead”

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Ensuring high-quality and safe food: monitoring for spoilage organisms and allergens

None of us likes to be surprised by opening a container of butter and discovering it’s rancid. Nor do we enjoy reaching into a bag of apples to find a soft and squishy one. Food spoilage is inevitable for most products, but certain microorganisms can accelerate the decaying process. Improper storage and handling can expose … Continue reading “Ensuring high-quality and safe food: monitoring for spoilage organisms and allergens”

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Why a faster method matters in Indicator testing

Microbiological analysis of food and a well thought out environmental monitoring plan forms the backbone of an effective safety and quality system for the food industry. The presence of undesirable organisms including both quality indicators and pathogenic organisms has necessitated routine microbiological testing with a goal to ensure food safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Routine … Continue reading “Why a faster method matters in Indicator testing”

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Sharpen your expertise at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference

Trying to decide if you should take time out of your schedule to attend a conference? It’s a chance to hear from experts around the globe, find out more about common industry challenges and discover new ways to solve them in the constantly-changing world of food safety. The 2019 GFSI annual global conference is focused … Continue reading “Sharpen your expertise at the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Conference”