At 3M Sustainability has long been part of our core values, dating back to the 1970s when we launched industry leading environmental management programs. Today, Sustainability serves to drive innovation in our manufacturing, in our products, and in new technologies. We innovate with purpose and collaborate with our customers, partners and communities to take on … Continue reading “Sustainability Report Card”
This July, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) hosted its Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over 3,600 “top industry, academic and governmental food safety professionals from six continents” attended the week-long event to discuss topics ranging from Food Hygiene to Vital and Parasitic Foodborne Diseases. Seminars: 3M Food Safety was proud to … Continue reading “IAFP 2018 Summary”
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes Testing. 3M Food Safety is honored to announce that following rigorous performance evaluations against other commercially available rapid methods, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has chosen 3M™ Molecular Detection System as the primary method to be … Continue reading “USDA FSIS Chooses 3M”
UPDATE: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria Testing. Read the announcement. IAFP 2018 is almost here. Food Safety professionals know that in our world, there’s always a new development. Are you caught up on the latest research, thought leaders, technology, and testing methods? It’s a lot, we know. That’s … Continue reading “IAFP 2018”
For developing nations aiming to increase food exports, establishing controlled food safety systems is becoming increasingly vital. One of the most interesting case examples can be seen in the poultry industry in Colombia. When it comes to the country’s contribution to the world’s diet, most minds go directly to coffee. Yet Colombian poultry production has … Continue reading “Poultry in Motion”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Campylobacter causes an estimated 1.3 million illnesses each year in the U.S. alone. Combine that statistic with the rapid production growth seen in the poultry processing industry, and it is clear there is a tremendous opportunity to help limit the risk of microbial infections related … Continue reading “Enhancing Campylobacter testing for Poultry Processing”
Earlier this year, there were illnesses reported in Iowa that may be associated with Salmonella contamination in a chicken salad product. A public health alert was issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, which reverberated in grocery stores not only in Iowa but also Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South … Continue reading “Teaming up to Tame Poultry Pathogens”
Proactive, preventative, environmental monitoring can often be overlooked in food processing facilities. Shifting testing priorities from finished product testing to a more strategic approach that identifies contamination sources, will enhance overall food safety and quality. Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Gellert Family Professor in Food Safety at Cornell University, has worked with the 3M Food Safety … Continue reading “Enhance Environmental Monitoring: 5 Common Questions and Answers for Food Processors”
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.