Food Safety Monitoring Articles

  • 4 convincing arguments in favor of regular sensor calibration

    Calibration of sensitive instruments such as sensors – environmental or industrial is very important. Most of the companies don’t give due importance to instrument calibration. They see calibration as an unnecessary expense. However, what they don’t realize is that if measurement equipment runs out of calibration, it can cost a Company its profits, reputation and may even put it ...

  • EFSA Publishes Safety Assessment of Selenium Nanoparticles for use in Active Food Contact Materials

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings, and Processing Aids evaluated food contact material (FCM) Substance No. 1070, which incorporates selenium nanoparticles into the adhesive middle layer of multilayer laminates with an outside polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer and an inner polyolefin (food contact) layer.  The results of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 4 Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based Quality Management System to Improve Traceability

    If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Pets, you probably remember the scene where dogs Max and Duke happen upon a sausage factory. They ride a conveyor ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • 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 ...


    By Enviromon.net

  • SIRHA: the Show that really knows its Camembert from its Cordon Bleu

    We’ve returned from visiting Sirha, the five day hospitality and food service event in Lyon, France, which covered 11 sectors dedicated to food products, equipment and different services for professionals within the industry. Sirha describes itself as the global marketplace for the catering, hospitality and food service trades. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Newsletter September 2016

    For over 25 years now Microbe Inotech Labs has been serving the community. Providing excellence in Microbiology. Today Microbe Inotech Labs is looking forward to providing even more services and capabilities with the acquisition of equipment that will help us meet your needs even ...

  • 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.

  • Short Note: Spray drying skim milk, concentrated milk and full cream milk

    Spray dryers are used to transform a liquid, i.e. solutions, suspensions or emulsions into dried powders. It is a quick, gentle and single step drying process. A major application is the production of milk powder. In general, liquid milk is easily denaturized and difficult to store for a long time. To prolong its shelf life and to simplify transportation milk is spray dried to milk powder. Food ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • What’s the big deal about ion mobility mass spectrometry?

    Ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) is a technique that differentiates ions based on their size, shape, charge, and mass. While often used in small, portable devices at airports and remote locations for rapidly detecting small molecules whose mobility is known (for example, certain narcotics and explosives) when coupled with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), IMS provides an orthogonal ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • 2016 Food Safety Microbiology Seminar and Life Sciences Vendor Showcase

    Food Safety Microbiology Seminar & Life Science Vendor showcase Registration RSVP Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. (MiL) presents a seminar on various topics related to microbiology typically twice a year and has been doing so for many years now.  These Seminars have focused on food ...

  • Handling Bulk Foods? Inspecting Them Can Save You Money

    A new white paper from Mettler-Toledo explains how bulk food inspection systems can protect consumers and minimise the risk of expensive product recalls by eliminating physical contaminants. Bulk food product inspection systems are specifically designed to inspect a wide range of loose, bulk foods at various stages of the production process. Despite frequently inspecting loose ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • EPA Defends Conditional Nanosilver Registration

    On March 8, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed its brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit responding to two petitions for review of its conditional registration of a nanosilver pesticide product. NRDC v. EPA, No. 15-72308. The Natural Resources Defense Council ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry – Catch the Excitement!

    Interest in ion mobility mass spectrometry (IMS) technology is growing rapidly. The signs are everywhere. Since the year 2000, the number of abstracts submitted to ASMS mentioning ion mobility has grown more than 10-fold – from 30 to more than 350 in 2015. For most of that time, ion mobility has been available commercially in high-end research instruments or in homemade platforms. Waters ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • EFSA Begins Public Consultation on Draft Guidance on the Preparation and Presentation of an Application for Authorization of a Novel Food

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has begun a public consultation on its draft guidance on the preparation and presentation of an application for authorization of a novel food. As reported in our December 22, 2015, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New White Paper Explains How to Improve Safety Inspection of Pumped Food Lines

    A wide range of processed food passes through pipelines everyday, from meat and poultry to dairy products, and fruit and vegetables to confectionery. However, contamination detection in pumped products can prove challenging. Safeline X-ray's brand-new white paper entitled "Improving Food Safety Inspection of Pumped Products" explains how metal detection and x-ray pipeline inspection ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • NGOs Challenge Nanosilva’s Conditional Registration

    On July 27, 2015, two petitions for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) second conditional registration of a nanosilver pesticide product were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition (Case Number 15-72308), as well as the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and International Center for Technology ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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