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New water-based rapid test for Total Aflatoxin

Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new water-based method will allow fo...

Trace Analytics launches The AirCheck Academy™

Have Compressed Air Quality Questions? The AirCheck Academy™ has the Answers.Let’s face it…compressed air testing for the food and beverage industry is not easy to navigate. Wha...

bioMérieux’s TEMPO® BC Assay Gains AOAC Approval

bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, has recently been granted AOAC Research Institute approval for its TEMPO® BC, an automated quality indicator tes...

Romer Labs® Collaborates with Feed the Future Initiative

Romer Labs, a leading supplier of food safety diagnostics solutions has partnered with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab For the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss based at Kansas...

Compressed Air - How Clean is Yours?

Compressed air is used widely in the food industry in devices such as pneumatic valves, and in product handling and packaging systems. Often it is an integral component of Clean...

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    Cold fill juice drink
    Dahmun - Today, 11:12 AM

    We would like to do a cold fill juice drink. We are using potassium sorbate for preservative, citric acid as acidulant and pasteurisation as a CCP for microbes. Would this be be sufficient to ensur... more

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    Product recall requirements
    Prunesquallor - Today, 10:58 AM

    A colleague is adamant that the IFS Food standard requires that the IFS auditing company who issue our certification need to be informed within 3 days of any product recall. This is something that... more

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    Hello from Indonesia
    belly - Today, 03:10 AM

    Hi to all, My name is Belly Jono and I am sales guy  from Indonesia. I am employed at Painting manufacture. I joined this great forum to support my sales in epoxy flooring... more

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    Quality ACCP Plan - Hazard terminology
    magenta_majors - Yesterday, 09:14 PM

    Hi   I'm drafting my revised QACCP plan, and I'm having toruble finding the right wording for my hazards.   In my HACCP plan, all hazards are formatted like this "   "Contaminat... more

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    Is chain link fencing acceptable around maintenance storage areas?
    mleslie - Yesterday, 04:44 PM

    Hi, We are in the process of obtaining out SQF certification.  Currently we are aslo in the process of a  construction project to add space to shipping, recieving and maintenance.... more

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  • Compressed Air - How Clean is Yours?
    by Laura TG - 21 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

    Understanding compressed air contaminantsISO 8573-1 identifies the major contaminants of compressed air that can affect the quality in a manufacturing environment where products or machine operatio... more

  • Cornerstone of HACCP
    by Simon - 16 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

    The HACCP Plan is a document which is based upon the principles of HACCP and which delineates the procedures to be followed. The HACCP System is the result of the implementation of the HACCP Plan t... more

  • Food Safety Certification: A Necessary Investment
    by ggansner - 16 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

    Other issues driving U.S. retailers and manufacturers to focus more on food safety is the increasing complexity of the global supply chain and the large number of products that are sourced from hig... more

  • FSSC 22000 set to become the Global FSMS Standard
    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

    FSSC 22000 Accredited CertificationThe Foundation for Food Safety Certification announced late last year that accredited FS22000 certification will be allowed from January 1, 2011. All certificatio... more

  • A Ten Step Guide to the BRC Food Safety Standard
    by Tony-C - 16 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

    The 10 Fundamental requirements of BRC:Management Commitment and Continuous Improvement Clause 1 – Senior management need to demonstrate commitment to meeting the requirements of the BRC standard b... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 – be the first to learn

    Occurs on: Oct 14 2014 08:00 AM

    After a period of extensive consultation with retailers, food service companies, certification bodies and manufacturers, the new Issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been completed.... more

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    BRC Global Food Safety Standards

    Occurs on: Dec 09 2014 12:00 AM

    Background In 1998 the British Retail Consortium (BRC) developed and introduced the BRC technical standard and protocol for companies supplying retailer branded products i.e., BRC Global Standar... more

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    Food Allergen Control

    Occurs on: Nov 11 2014 12:00 AM

    Background The traditional concept of dividing all food hazards into three groups; biological, chemical or physical is in need of revision as a fourth category, Allergens is becoming more of a c... more

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    Validation of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS)

    Occurs on: Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM

    Background As Food Safety Management Systems/HACCP Systems have evolved over the past few years auditors are looking beyond the 12 Codex Alimentarius Steps and asking more challenging questions... more

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    BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 – be the first to learn

    Occurs on: Oct 09 2014 09:00 AM

    After a period of extensive consultation with retailers, food service companies, certification bodies and manufacturers, the new Issue of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety has been completed.... more

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    Tony-C - Aug 22 2014 07:15 PM

    Last month saw a UK broadsheet, The Guardian, alleged a ‘catalogue’ of hygiene failings in the UK poultry industry. The allegations of malpractice related to 2 Sisters’ plants in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales, and Scunthorpe, and a farm and abattoir operated by Faccenda.The newspaper claimed undercover footage, photographic evidence and information from whistleblowers revealed how strict industry... more

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