food safety monitoring Articles

  • Freeze-Dried Food…Dogs Eat It Up

    Overview As dog owners, we treat our pets as we do our children, taking care that the food we give them is not only filling and nutritious but contains only high-quality ingredients sourced and processed in ways that meet our exacting standards. For many owners, far in the past are the days of grabbing any old bag of kibble off the shelf and feeding it to Fido or Ginger. Dog owners ...

  • Improvement of food safety for older adults participating in congregate meal sites

    The elderly population in the USA is rapidly growing and is expected to reach 72 million people by 2030, more than double the number in 2000. Older adults are more likely than younger adults to contract foodborne illness and therefore they experience more health complications from food contamination. As the elderly population increases, the number of participants in government–sponsored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Food security: its components and challenges

    Food security relates directly to nutrition and health. Typically food security is thought of as being related to availability and access of foodstuffs. Yet, the threat to food security also lies with urbanisation, income disparity, overpopulation, ecosystem degradation, animal health, and food wholesomeness. Food wholesomeness is also an important aspect of nutrition. Wholesomeness is monitored ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From public to private safety regulation? The case of negotiated agreements in the French fresh produce import industry

    Recent EU law of safety self-regulation by firms leads French fresh produce importers to negotiate with public authorities a collective self-monitoring safety agreement. This paper is a case study of such an agreement in the Perpignan import market. Its actual design poses a problem of incentive alignment as long as it does not fit in with theoretical conditions. Empirical evidence and two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Monitoring oxygen levels for personnel safety in food packaging facility - Case Study

    Ghanim International have installed three EC96 oxygen deficiency monitors to monitor the oxygen levels at their manufacturing facility. Ghanim International UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Brunei Wafirah Holdings, was established in August 2011. Currently they manufacture their own label products from a production site in Birmingham but aim to acquire their own abattoirs and poultry ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Hot Source: Supply Chain Risk Management, EU Food Labelling Regulations, Live Cockroach Traps and More

    Supply chain management remains at the top of the Hot Source agenda Some of the key findings of SGS’s global industry survey on “Supply Chain Risk Management: How vulnerable is your supply chain”, completed by industries in 48 different countries, have been included in this issue. A full account of our survey results will be included in a new white paper, ...


    By SGS

  • Progress in catering transport

    BVS Catering in Mannheim, Germany has introduced a new method for monitoring and documenting transport temperatures. Together with KELLER HCW GmbH, they have implemented a measurement system to meet the highest quality assurance standards. BVS Catering places high demands on their suppliers and the foods they purchase. In their logistics and hygiene practices, BVS aims to maintain an even higher ...


    By KELLER HCW GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • What`s in the Package?

    What's in the Package? Packaging Migrant Food Safety Assessment What exactly is in your food's packaging? Migrants from food contact materials, often referred to as indirect food additives, have been shown to be present at low concentrations in food. As these migrants are hazards, their presence in food needs to be regulated. The new EU super directive aims to regulate all substances that ...


    By Creme Global

  • Preferences and requirements for batch mixers used in the food industry

    In the food industry many end products are mixtures of solid substances. Examples of such products are dessert mixtures, sugar blends, instant drinks, dried soups and sauces, dietetic foods and spice mixtures. The great variety of constituents, such as milk powder, cream powder, sugar, cocoa, flour, vegetables, fungi, spices, fats (liquid and solid), places great demands on the batch ...


    By Gericke

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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