Featured in this issue of Food Quality & Safety MagazineAugust/September 2014
Exclusive News from the Food Quality & Safety eUpdate10.21.2014
Could that omnipresent tool of high school chemistry labs—litmus paper, which indicates if a liquid solution is acidic or basic—be harnessed as perhaps the simplest assay yet for foodborne pathogens? Researchers were able to correlate levels of E. coli bacteria with pH values represented by the changing color of the litmus paper.
A scoop of raw dog or cat food may also come with a serving of pathogens, posing potential risk to both pets and their human caretakers. Recent research investigated samples of raw dog and cat foods, exotic animal food, and jerky-type treats for presence of food safety pathogens.
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit claim program isn’t solely concerned with R&D: Eligible SR&ED costs and claims may be initiated, supported, or documented in other operational areas, especially quality assurance and food safety.
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With the right training, employees can significantly impact an organization’s ability to improve performance and reduce risk. Learn how LRQA links training with certification to verify that learning objectives translate into business performance improvement of your management systems.
FEATURED WHITEPAPER (browse all whitepapers)
Today, it’s not enough to know who you purchased your raw materials from and what the next stop is for your product. Manufacturers must arm themselves with the right tools, processes, and insight to uncover and report every element along the supply chain—from origin, all the way to the shelf or plate. And, the cost of all this insight can’t be a barrier to enterprise financial success.
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Time: 8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 15:00 GMT Sweeteners, naturally derived or man-made, are compounds used to duplicate the taste of sugar, but typically contain a fraction of the calories. Many of these sweeteners, especially those derived from carbohydrates or containing carbohydrate subunits, lack a sufficiently active chromophore to be sensitively measured by HPLC with UV detection. Additionally, naturally derived sweeteners, such as stevia, contain many structurally similar compounds, which...
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- October 22, 2014 - October 22, 2014
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As artisan cheeses continue to gain popularity among consumers, there is a growing demand for distribution including farmer’s markets, retail, and foodservice outlets. The distinct nature of artisan and farmstead cheesemaking creates unique food safety practices and protocol that must be followed. Workshop will feature best practices for pathogen control and provide training to attendees on areas such as GMPs, preventative controls, sanitation, microbial controls, and testing.