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Picnics and food safety: putting age-old arguments to rest

When folks gather around the grill to spend some welcome relaxation time with family and friends, food becomes the centerpiece of a shared experience. How do you make sure you’re keeping those you care for safe at the table? Cari Lingle, 3M Food Safety microbiologist, puts eight commonly-debated food arguments to the test. Does the “five-second … Continue reading “Picnics and food safety: putting age-old arguments to rest”

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Experiencing increased volume in your facility? This study on effective cleaning and sanitation might help.

As some areas of the country and world begin to open back up pending the recovery from COVID-19, many facilities are experiencing increased demand. We’re also heading into harvest season, which can bring additional volume increase.   With these demand evolutions in mind, some food manufacturing facilities are evaluating the effectiveness of their cleaning and sanitation operations. To both meet regulations and support overall food safety and quality, facilities sometimes strive for a robust hygiene monitoring … Continue reading “Experiencing increased volume in your facility? This study on effective cleaning and sanitation might help.”

3M Food Safety science at the 3M Open

Food producers like you already know the importance of food safety testing. The average consumer, however, may not realize the critical role your work and our testing technology both play in helping to deliver safe, quality food. The 3M Open PGA TOUR event, held in late July, provided an ideal opportunity to connect consumers with 3M Food Safety science. Spectators had several ways to learn about the science … Continue reading “3M Food Safety science at the 3M Open”

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Discover the future of food safety at IAFP 2021

It’s almost time for the International Association for Food Protection’s 2021 Annual Meeting (IAFP). After the fully virtual show last year, IAFP 2021 is back in person July 18–21 in Phoenix, Arizona (there’s also a virtual option for those unable to travel).  Join other food safety professionals for this leading global food safety conference to explore current and emerging food safety issues, the latest … Continue reading “Discover the future of food safety at IAFP 2021”

World Food Safety Day

Delivering safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.

“Food safety is everyone’s business,” says the World Health Organization (WHO). “Food safety is a shared responsibility…Everyone has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and healthy.” At 3M Food safety, we couldn’t agree more. And we’re proud to continue to do our part in providing innovative technology to help food manufacturers meet and … Continue reading “Delivering safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.”

Campy Kit

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service chooses 3M testing for Campylobacter1

Even one drop of liquid from raw poultry or meat can contain enough Campylobacter to make a person ill.2 Using the right testing methods in your facility is important to help mitigate safety risks for food products.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has recently chosen a reliable technology for detecting Campylobacter in poultry products by selecting the 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay 2-Campylobacter as their … Continue reading “USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service chooses 3M testing for Campylobacter1

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Committed to sustainability. On Earth Day and every day.

One billion. That’s how many individuals have mobilized for the future of the planet since the world’s first Earth Day in 1970. Over the last 50 years, the annual observance of April 22’s Earth Day has evolved but it continues to be an important day each year.   Sustainability: a core value   Our teams at 3M know positive environmental change comes from a dedication to sustainability every single day. In fact, we expect to invest approximately $1 … Continue reading “Committed to sustainability. On Earth Day and every day.”

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Turn data into actionable knowledge with advanced food safety technology

Food companies have long invested in the collection of food safety data. Organizations may use that data to answer critical questions like, “is our equipment clean and safe to start production?”  Indeed, collecting meaningful data is an important step in an effective environmental monitoring program. But food companies can do more with their data. Learning how to leverage innovative technologies is the key to turning data into actionable knowledge.  Learn from 3M experts  Advanced technology can help drive a preventive approach to food safety, … Continue reading “Turn data into actionable knowledge with advanced food safety technology”

Petrifilm Plate Reader

Did you miss our virtual product reveal? Watch the recording and meet the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced

Did you know 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates provide 45% reduced labor costs, 80% increased technician efficiency, and use 76% less energy, 79% less water and produce 75% less greenhouse gases compared to traditional agar methods?  Those are just some of the many intriguing facts you’ll learn when you watch the recording of Advancing Food Safety through Technology and Culture, our virtual … Continue reading “Did you miss our virtual product reveal? Watch the recording and meet the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plate Reader Advanced”