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Features: Selecting a Rapid Microbiological Test Method

There are various factors influencing a rapid method’s effectiveness that need to be taken into consideration

Features: Color Assessment for Beverages

Beverages can be opaque, translucent, or transparent, all of which requiring different instrumentation and techniques for successful color measurement

Features: Measuring Color

Knowing how to accurately evaluate color can help meet quality standards and consumer expectations

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Features: SPECIAL FEATURE: The Link Between SR&ED and Quality Assurance and Food Safety

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.

Features: Salmonella Control in Poultry

A PCR-based approach can offer a rapid option for assessing Salmonella contamination in poultry rinsates

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Features: SPECIAL FEATURE: Changing Methods for the Measurement of Dietary Fiber

In its simplest terms, dietary fiber content in a sample is measured in the laboratory by what is called an enzymatic-gravimetric method. After defatting, a food sample is treated with enzymes that mimic the digestive process in the human small intestine. Digestible carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars and removed from the sample by precipitation using ethanol followed by filtration.

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Features: EVENT PREVIEW: Focusing on Food Safety at PACK EXPO

While food safety programs and zoning principles are key tools in maintaining a contamination-free facility, it is equally important to take a close look at where most of the direct food contact in a manufacturing facility takes place—the processing and packaging equipment itself.

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Features: Case Study: Improving Food Inspection Process in Florida

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mobile field inspection operation began facing challenges several years ago as its field equipment reached end of service life. The handheld devices inspectors operated to conduct food safety inspections were being discontinued, and the inkjet printers they used for printing out onsite inspection results were not compatible with newer electronic devices.

Features: The Art Behind Quality Craft Beer

Quality brewing experts discuss what goes into crafting their increasingly popular products

Features: Wine Quality and Safety 101

Attention to detail ensures a safe, desirable, compliant product

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