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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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    Hi from Spain!
    prusiner - Today, 11:15 AM

    Hello all!   I've come to this forum just to see if there's something I can learn or I can help about. Sure it'll be. I have been working in food safety for some years now here in Spain.... more

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    HACCP Audit
    it_rains_inside - Yesterday, 04:54 PM

    Is it necessary to have an audit covering the HACCP program, on top of HACCP Val/Ver, and annual review?   I was thinking questions like:   1. Is the HACCP plan reviewed by HACCP trained... more

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    Bloopers World
    Charles.C - Yesterday, 03:55 PM

    Dear All,   A Snippet for Weekend Viewers.   Here are a  few FS audit bloopers I saw compiled recently –   The Food Dense Plan is attached. All visitors were a hair net. The flo... more

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    Rust in Freezer?
    kmerian - Yesterday, 01:06 PM

    Auditors have recently pointed out that we are forming rust on the pallet racks in our freezer, we are a small operation, and can't really afford to shut down a freezer, bring up the temperature, r... more

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    Sell Beverage to USA
    santichai - Yesterday, 09:12 AM

    Now i stay in Thailand.I want to know law of Beverage in USA if i sent product to sell. What does the law need to know about food safety And I have to have some standards it supports. more

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    My a topic seems be delete ? Would you please tell me reason ?
    Planck - 51 minutes ago

    Now, last version has support failure rate curve display. Here is 23 o'clock . I will sleep.... If you have still any other question ,, tell me ...thank you ...   https://lh3.googleus...DR1g=w... more

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    Rust in Freezer?
    mamad123 - Today, 01:46 PM

    You may want to give some more details about how the racks are installed and what type. I believe Setanta's approach would be the best option.  Racks are usually modular systems that can be... more

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    Relative Humidity for Storage
    endee - Yesterday, 06:37 PM

    Hi Simon, It's cold storage of concentrates for carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices.The technical information on the COC only stated the storage temperature range. The RH I am currently having... more

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    HACCP Audit
    Slab - Yesterday, 05:57 PM

    Yes. Absolutely yes.   Annual internal audits should include HACCP system validations.  Your record keeping review should also include accuracy and falsification checks by personnel other... more

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    Bloopers World
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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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