haccp Articles

  • What is HACCP?

    Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP, for short) is defined by the US Food and Drug Administration as a “management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Food safety issues in the irradiation of foods

    Food safety issues have become the most important focus in the field of nutrition today. After the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity, researchers found that exposure of foods to this radiation could kill some of the bacteria in it. Food irradiation is an additional method to increase the safety of foods. The objectives of this work are to study the safety aspects of the irradiation of foods, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Distribution System Audit

    In April 2007, a site survey of a spa outside of Paris, France, was jointly performed by LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. and AQUA-tools. The spa utilizes untreated mineral water (from ground wells) in its daily operation. The source water is distributed to 40+ stations for therapeutic purposes. One week prior to the site audit, two stations had tested positive for pathogenic organisms in the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • The role of process water in pathogen reduction

    The USDA’s Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) rule in July of 1996 required all meat and poultry slaughter plants to adopt a system of process controls to prevent food safety hazards. It contained four components: standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sanitation, HACCP plans, generic E. coli testing and Salmonella performance standards. With the ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Air as a source of bacterial contamination in a slaughterhouse prior to implementation of hygienic control systems

    The shelf-life, quality and safety of meat can be reduced by bacterial contamination. The limited study of airborne bacteria often means that their impact is overlooked. This research assessed the role of airborne bacteria in the contamination of carcasses during processing in a slaughterhouse prior to implementing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). Aerosolised bacterial counts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparative perspective of US and UK thinking on e-coli reactivation in digestion and dewatering

    Since 2003 a number of WWTPs have observed elevation of E Coli densities following dewatering of digested sludge by high solids centrifuges, mainly in the US. A recent study by WERF shows that this applies to 4 out of 7 facilities studied in detail. A review of all the literature shows that the phenomenon occurs in 31 out of 33 facilities and includes those with thermophilic digestion or ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Water management miracle

    Eighteen months ago, the Townsends plant in Pittsboro, N.C., was placed in a very difficult position. The plant was severely handicapped from a lack of water and its ability to dispose of its waste process water; therefore, the plant wasn’t processing as many birds as Townsends wanted. Many plant employees feared their plant would close. “It had been an escalating problem, especially ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • A Look at the Impact of Proposed Water Standard to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease

    From the standpoint of water treatment industry experts, failure to prevent legionellosis (or Legionnaires’ Disease) is the most significant water treatment problem today. Essentially every case of the disease is the result of exposure to inadequately managed building watersystems, and both utility and potable water systems can be the source of the hazard (i.e., Legionella bacteria). In ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Icelandic experience with water safety plans

    The aim of this study was to investigate accumulated experience with water safety plans in one of the first countries to adopt systematic preventive management for drinking-water safety. Water utilities in Iceland have had a legal obligation since 1995 to implement a systematic preventive approach to secure safety of drinking water and protect public health. The water utilities responded by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Water Management Plans to Prevent Legionellosis

    ABSTRACT Legionellosis is an environmental-source disease caused by Legionella bacteria. Many such diseases are prevented using a scientifically-based risk management process called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP; pronounced “Hassip”). Water Management Plans based on HACCP have been proven effective for preventing legionellosis. Perspective is given for how ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation of Gauteng Veterinary Services: a systems approach towards managing food safety in South Africa

    Consumers worldwide demand safe food that is produced in facilities that meet high quality and safety standards. There has been an evolution in legislative control regarding the safe processing of meat in South Africa. Legislation has been amended in order to strengthen government control of safe meat production. Abattoirs are legally compelled to implement the hygiene management system (HMS), a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operating boundaries of full-scale advanced water reuse treatment plants: many lessons learned from pilot plant experience

    Three Advanced Water Treatment Plants (AWTP) have recently been built in South East Queensland as part of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Project (WCRWP) producing Purified Recycled Water from secondary treated waste water for the purpose of indirect potable reuse. At Luggage Point, a demonstration plant was primarily operated by the design team for design verification. The investigation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer mining to supplement blackwater flow in a commercial high-rise Australia-Sydney case study

    Project Background or Rationale Australia’s warm climate and habitual droughts have resulted in innovative water conservation practices in commercial developments, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. Commissioned in May 2011, the highly acclaimed 29 story office tower overlooking the Sydney Harbor captures nearly 100 percent of its wastewater and reuses it in the building. By recycling ...

  • Coors Brewers Ltd: OHSAS 18001 `Managing Health and Safety`

    The Coors brewery in Alton, Hampshire operates a management system which is certified to ISO 14001, ISO 9001:2000 and the BRC Technical Standard, is compliant with FEMAS and HACCP and will shortly need to adhere to the forthcoming IPPC Regulations. “We soon began to realize that adopting OHSAS 18001 was the best route for us to help us drive further improvement in health and safety throughout ...

  • New hurdles for water reuse

    In a letter dated January 19, 2005, the USDA-Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) indicated that if water is to be reused in a poultry processing facility, then this reuse water must be accounted for in the plant’s HACCP program. This requirement may cause some difficulties as processors consider the associated hazard analyses. When water is used to chill or rinse broiler carcasses, fat, ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Food safety - in everyone’s interests

    In the UK today, there had never been such intense scrutiny of the food we eat, where it came from, how it got there, how it was packaged, prepared, cooked and presented. Everyone wants to know- the whole supply chain, the press, and especially the consumer. Concerns for food safety, and increasingly food security, have resulted in legal action on a scale not previously seen. Recent headlines ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Real-time Total Microbial Measurement For Water Distribution Systems

    A well-managed water distribution system is essential for maintaining a healthy water supply. The World Health Organization, the directing and coordinating authority on health (World Health Organization, 2008), has compiled the Water Safety Plan which reflects this. With over 2.3 million deaths per year caused by water born diseases (Davidson, et al., 2005), safeguarding water systems is of ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Role of Public Parks/Gardens in attracting domestic tourists

    This is the ninth issue of TOURISMOS, starting its fifth year of publication (volume five). In the previous eight issues, our multidisciplinary journal aimed at justifying the rationale behind introducing yet another journal in tourism academic studies. Capitalising on this effort, we now focus on furthering our scope and consolidating our position in both conceptual developments and practical ...

  • Preventative control of legionella through real-time bioburden testing

    Abstract: Of the 485,000 annual cases of pneumonia-like sickness in the USA, approximately 15% are attributed to Legionnaire’s Disease. This typically results in  health care costs of over $600 million (1, 2, 3). For the most part, these incidents can be prevented through effective monitoring and treatment. Since Legionella thrive within microbial biofilms and ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

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