Implementing an environmental monitoring program to provide food manufacturers a general view of the overall “health” of a facility is always important, but a new year is a particularly good opportunity to evaluate your procedures and start the year fresh by establishing a process that works for your facility. An effective environmental monitoring program helps in the monitoring of your surfaces and equipment, … Continue reading “Start the year off right. Here’s how to establish an environmental monitoring program that works for you.”
You may be asking yourself if it would be better to keep your food safety lab in-house or if it’s time to start outsourcing your testing. There isn’t one simple answer to this dilemma, except the classic “it depends.” It depends on the test volume. It depends on the costs associated with executing the tests required. It depends … Continue reading “Food safety testing: when to consider outsourcing”
We see food recalls come across our news feed regularly. The recall may be lettuce, chicken or dog food, but whatever the product, they are costly and potentially harmful to health. Recent recalls in the food and beverage industry highlight the need for food processing facilities to have proactive and comprehensive environmental monitoring programs. While … Continue reading “Food recalls: How proactive environmental monitoring can help food processors”
The food industry continues to move toward a preventive, proactive approach to food safety. Testing for pathogens in food processing environments allows food manufacturers to identify and eliminate environmental pathogen sources, helping to reduce the risk of food contamination, recalls, and foodborne illness. Pathogen environmental monitoring (PEM) programs are typically used to verify sanitation measures, … Continue reading “Seek and destroy: The importance of environmental monitoring for meat and poultry”
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.
Food processors, retailers and consumers are forced to throw out food due to microbial spoilage. Take an upcoming course about food spoilage with 3M Food Safety and food spoilage expert Dr. Randy Worobo of Cornell University.
Food safety is a global topic that effects all of us. 3M works with leading industry experts to discuss some of the emerging issues. Watch what industry experts, Frank Yiannas and Dr. Martin Wiedmann have to say top trends that will create change and how food waste and spoilage are becoming more relevant.