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”
Earlier this year, our 3M Food Safety team conducted an anonymous survey to better understand the needs, purchases, and impressions of products those in the food safety industry depend on to make food safety and quality decisions. We’re looking forward to taking the top themes from the survey data and using them to focus our … Continue reading “Here’s what your colleagues say is most important in the food safety industry”
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”
Consumers and businesses across the globe have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The food industry continues to play a critical role in providing a safe food supply to consumers while mitigating the risk of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. To meet the challenge of controlling exposure to the virus, the food industry is focused on … Continue reading “Here’s your opportunity to learn about COVID-19 and the food industry”
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.