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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.
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.
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
With the continued growth of the organic market, chemical companies and beverage processors are providing solutions that meet the strict regulations of aseptic packaging
Features: Coaching Employee Behaviors
Coaching and routine employee observations are vital for keeping product, workers, and consumers safe
Features: The Many Faces of Food Contamination
Exploring the need for risk-based testing strategies in non-regulated contaminants
Fabric curtain walls provide a floor to ceiling blockade against foreign objects, yet allow fast and unimpeded access for conveyors and personnel
Meat facilities achieve a higher level of product quality by following proper detection, segregation, and final product disposition procedures