The Environmental Sampling Approach that Supports Your Preventive Approach to Food Safety

Traditionally, food safety and quality systems were mostly supported by the analysis of final product​. This reactive approach required waiting for a final product’s status to trigger action against contamination.   As food safety regulations have evolved and customer expectations for safety have intensified, we’ve seen a shift toward proactive and preventive strategic approaches for environmental monitoring, which can minimize food contamination and enhance overall food safety and … Continue reading “The Environmental Sampling Approach that Supports Your Preventive Approach to Food Safety”

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”

Ready to save up to 35% on the 3M™ Molecular Detection System, the primary detection method of the USDA FSIS for detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes?

Ready to save up to 35% on the 3M™ Molecular Detection System, the primary detection method of the USDA FSIS for detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes?

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes are ongoing threats to food production, processing facilities and consumers around the globe. 3M is dedicated to providing solutions to detect the foodborne pathogens, to protect consumers and businesses from threats like these with innovative and reliable technologies driven by science. Now, the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspective Service (FSIS) has … Continue reading “Ready to save up to 35% on the 3M™ Molecular Detection System, the primary detection method of the USDA FSIS for detection of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes?”

Here's your opportunity to learn about COVID-19 and the food industry.

Here’s your opportunity to learn about COVID-19 and the food industry

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”

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How clean is it? What ATP can tell you about the safety of your food handling areas

Now, more than ever, food manufacturers are focused on cleaning their facility and ensuring they have a clean and sanitary environment. How can you see if your efforts are working? You can measure the effectiveness of your cleaning process by testing surfaces for Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a molecule found in all living cells … Continue reading “How clean is it? What ATP can tell you about the safety of your food handling areas”

Looking for information on COVID-19? Resources for the food industry

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the safety of workers and the public are a top priority. As you work to help keep food supplies available, we have gathered resources to help you stay up to date on health and safety as well as food industry recommendations. General Information on health and safety Stay informed on how … Continue reading “Looking for information on COVID-19? Resources for the food industry”

Have questions about food safety processing steps? We have answers. (Part 5 of 5)

Are you wondering about the best way to plate your sample or how much time to take between steps?  Here are some questions asked by food safety labs that have been answered by 3M global and U.S. technical specialists. Additional information is available for you as well on both the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Portfolio as well … Continue reading “Have questions about food safety processing steps? We have answers. (Part 5 of 5)”

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Have questions about testing for yeast and mold in food processing? We have answers. (Part 4 of 5)

Have you seen results on your 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates that you aren’t sure how to interpret? Here are some questions asked by food safety labs that have been answered by 3M global and U.S. technical specialists. Additional information is available for you as well on both the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Rapid Plates Portfolio as well as the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Standard … Continue reading “Have questions about testing for yeast and mold in food processing? We have answers. (Part 4 of 5)”

From robots to live chickens to food safety discussions: IPPE delivers

You see assembly lines and robots stacking up boxes. You hear a multitude of languages spoken all around – Italian, Spanish, English and Mandarin. You smell grilled chicken wafting through the air. Where is this fantastic place? The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. IPPE brings in visitors from all over the … Continue reading “From robots to live chickens to food safety discussions: IPPE delivers”