In this issue of Hot Source, food supply, security and sustainability comes to the fore with the publication of new principles for Responsible Investment Agriculture and Food Systems, by the Committee on World Food Safety (CFS) under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO).
Detection of allergens in processed foods: the next analytical challenge
Those of us involved in the food allergen analytical community are constantly striving to improve allergen detection methods. One of the areas of focus in recent years has been to investigate how we can enhance the detection of allergens present in processed foods.The majority of the food and drink we consume has been processed or modified in some way, this processing brings about many benefits in terms of food safety, preservation and taste. Processing changes the characteristics of the ingredients used to make...
Automating Data Collection for Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Audits
[ Original Article Published on February 23, 2017 at www.Enviromon.net ] The demand for audits into manufactures and cold chains regarding food safety has surged in recent years due to changes in government mandates in response to an increasingly complex global food supply chain and expanding market requirements for supplier verification. As a result, the environmental conditions under which food is packaged, stored and prepared are becoming increasingly subject to stricter legislation, with penalties to be...
How FSMA Impacts Food and Beverage Manufacturers
The food and beverage industry have evolved significantly over the past 10 years. The rules for the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have changed food and beverage manufacturing by having companies focus on preventing their products from being contaminated rather than limiting the scope of contaminations. “FSMA is the largest overhaul of government regulations since the 1930s,” says Evan D. Reyes, National Account Manager at Goodway Technologies. “The intent is to tighten...
9 Health & Safety Statistics Food and Beverage Companies Need to Know
The quality and safety of the food we eat is in the hands of millions of dedicated and skilled workers at food and beverage companies across the world. The key to maintaining that food quality and safety is ensuring workers have the EHS training, tools and support they need to feel and perform work safely. To give workers this support, food and beverage companies need to understand the attitudes, motivations and workplace perceptions of their workers. This knowledge and understanding allow you to craft EHS...
Choosing the Right Vibratory Sifter for Sieving Food Powders
Food and beverage manufacturers have to adhere to extremely high standards of production quality, both to meet their regulatory obligations and to manage risk when bringing a product to market. Sieving and sifting food powders is a critical step in the manufacturing of several products, one that is responsible for filtering out fine impurities that can affect overall quality. As a result, your choice of a vibratory sifter and media will play an important role in the overall productivity, cost-effectiveness and...