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Periodic Equipment Cleaning Image

Although sanitation occurs on a regular basis, that alone may not be enough for difficult to disassemble or difficult to clean equipment and surfaces. Periodic, intensified cleaning can be used to address these challenges without adding steps to the daily sanitation program.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018Frozen doesn’t mean Listeria – Free

The food industry has been increasingly focused on a risk-based approach to food safety. Control of Listeria specifically, is always at the top of every list, as it poses the largest threat. “The pathogen’s recent influx in a variety of fresh, frozen and processed foods is reinforcing the importance of understanding how contamination occurs in processing plants.” (Mackin, 2018).

Whether dairy producers are raising their own calves, or contract raising for others, animal health is top priority. Healthy calves lead to lower veterinary and death loss expenses, and ensure that a viable replacement heifer is entering the herd.

The development and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signals a concerted effort to improve food safety in FDA inspected plants, and implement some of the same structure and oversight as seen in USDA inspected facilities.

This week the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Thursday, March 2, 2017Sterilex and FSMA Compliance

As of Sept 2016, FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act is in full effect. For food manufacturers, the implications of reaching compliance, are immense. One of the key components of compliance is the requirement for preventative controls. Although this is a broad topic, it can be summarized in three sections, Hazard Analysis, development of preventative controls, and finally management of the preventative control protocols that have been created

Food product recalls due to Listeria contamination continue to capture the attention of processors, regulators, and especially, consumers. According to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the number of Listeria-related recalls for 2016 were more than those reported for the past three years.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016Farms and Food

Historically, food processing and live production have functioned as separate industries with different needs, requirements, and management. That is no longer the case. The gap between farm and food is closing—meaning that many food processing facilities (including egg graders, egg processors and poultry meat processors) are owned, managed, or have direct oversight from the same

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