Building efficiencies to help combat labor shortages

November 30, 2021 by 3M Food Safety

As the economy works to bounce back from the effects of an ongoing pandemic, some businesses are struggling to staff up. Across the country, many store hours are limited, or service is slow. “Now hiring” signs decorate business windows, while other storefronts remain closed indefinitely as they search for willing workers.   This labor shortage seems to be hitting all industries, including food manufacturing. If your lab or facility is short … Continue reading “Building efficiencies to help combat labor shortages”

Start the year off right. Here’s how to establish an environmental monitoring program that works for you.

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.”

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Food recalls: How proactive environmental monitoring can help food processors

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”

Seek and destroy: The importance of environmental monitoring for meat and poultry

Seek and destroy: The importance of environmental monitoring for meat and poultry

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”

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.

Food Spoilage

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.

Global Food Safety Symposium

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.