Food Safety Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management

    Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations Can Impact EHS at Your Food & Beverage Company

    Nearly 80 years ago, the United States enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to introduce the 40-hour work week, establish a minimum wage, guarantee overtime for specific jobs, and end oppressive child labor. Over the years various amendments--such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967--have been added to further improve the life and work environment ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How High-Pressure DSC Can Accelerate Reactions and Shorten Analysis Time

    Increased pressure influences all physical changes and chemical reactions in which a change in volume occurs. In a complimentary webinar from METTLER TOLEDO, learn how high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) allows faster materials testing for timely product development and responsive quality management. METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to present a new webinar, “High ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 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 ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Considering the Olympics – Health vs. Safety

    What the workplace can learn from Rio 2016 Like many, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio over the past few weeks and would like to congratulate team GB on their brilliant performance alongside all the other nation’s exceptional athletes. That said, anyone who has been watching this year will have seen their fair share of falls in the cycling, injuries in ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Red Card, Yellow Card – Health & Safety and Workplace Abuse

    Clamping Down on Abusive and Offensive Behaviour After listening to a radio debate on the proposed Football Premier league’s crackdown on indiscipline proposed for this season I thought it may make a good blog subject for this week, hopefully sparking a debate amongst Health & Safety professionals when related to Safety management and the attitudes of some employees and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 5 Errors That May be Impacting Your GFSI Compliance

    What is GFSI? The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a global initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems. The initiative’s goal is to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers around the world. The initiative was launched in 2000 following a number of food safety crises that severely diminished consumers’ ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 3 Things Overheard at the 2016 Petroleum Safety Conference

    Last week, the ENFORM Petroleum Safety Conference (PSC) brought oil and gas safety professionals together once again to connect with each other in beautiful Banff. Held once a year, the conference draws hundreds of participants and vendors with one purpose in mind: honoring the moral – and legal – obligation of ensuring employee safety in the oil ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Bacteriological quality of drinking water at point of use and hand hygiene of primary food preparers: implications for household food safety

    Quality of water for consumption and food processing activities is universally accepted as an essential component to ensure food safety at household (HH) level. Along with safe water, hand hygiene is also an important factor for reducing diarrheal illnesses. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in rural and urban HHs to detect hygiene indicators in drinking water samples at point of use ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chesapeake Bay fish‐osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage

    From 2011−2013, a large‐scale ecotoxicological study was conducted in several Chesapeake Bay tributaries (Susquehanna River and flats, the Back, Baltimore Harbor/Patapsco River, Anacostia/ middle Potomac, Elizabeth and James Rivers), and Poplar Island as a mid‐Bay reference site. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) diet and the transfer of contaminants from fish to osprey eggs were evaluated. The most ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • EFSA Publishes Nano Network 2015 Annual Report

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published on January 11, 2016, the Scientific Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed (Nano Network) annual report for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DowAgro and Center for Food Safety File Responses to EPA’s Motion for Voluntary Vacatur and Remand

    On December 7, 2015, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Case Nos. 14-73353, et al. (consolidated) Intervenor Dow AgroSciences, LLC (DowAgro) filed a response, and Petitioner the Center for Food Safety, et al. (CFS, et al.) filed joinder in and response to the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Relatively Speaking: The ROI of Safety Training

    Online training that incorporates learning management functionality can generate a relatively high Return on Investment (ROI) when compared to instructor-led training alone. The combination of online and classroom training (blended learning) offers even more cumulative benefits. Additionally, ROI as it relates to training in general includes a substantial “soft” component that is ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global Standard for Food Safety requirements and achieve ...


    By SGS

  • EPA Requests Comments on Revocation of Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

    On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is requesting comments on a proposal to revoke all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos. EPA issued this proposal in response to an August 10, 2015, writ of mandamus by the U.S. Court of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - At Bertucci`s, SiteSage pays for itself in under 1 year

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: 3-store Pilot, followed by 10 more locations; planned rollout at all 89 locations Scope: HVAC control & management, equipment performance monitoring & diagnostics, food safety monitoring Results: 12% electricity use reduction, 8% gas use reduction, 11 month payback In 2013, Bertucci’s, a Massachusetts-based operator of 89 ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Case study - Arby`s energy management and food safety

    Challenge: Get energy costs under control Locations: ≈900 company-owned restaurants Scope: HVAC control & management, food safety monitoring Time to deploy: Five months Results: 7.6% aggregate energy savings reported by Arby’s In 2012 Arby’s, a leading global quick-service restaurant company, decided to deploy remotely controlled thermostats across its ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

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