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Features: The DNA of Crisis Management
Television shows highlighting the techniques and intricacies utilized in criminal investigations are gaining a foothold among America’s television viewers.
Preparing for a crisis is the area that I would like to discuss in this first article. There are three stages at which crises can be addressed: Before, during and after a situation occurs.
Features: Desperate Defense
Sumeyya Mamuk loves animals and cared for many a stray puppy or kitten in the Yalim Erez neighborhood of Van, Turkey.
From the regulatory standpoint, prior to implementing any federal program in which ISO and HACCP are in combination, the feasibility of rearranging task codes that are included in the generic Inspection System Program (ISP) might be important to the success of the combination. There are tasks, which are now considered other consumer protection tasks, and which might be more efficiently placed into following the task codes: 03 (HACCP), 01 (sanitation), 06D01 (sanitation performance standards) or 05...
Features: It's a Green Light
When it comes to growing lettuce, Hollandia Produce has a unique and efficient way of accomplishing the task.
Features: Sweet Success
In a 24/7-production environment, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates optimizes production and quality by switching to a new self-cleaning filter system that eliminates production stoppage due to filter cleaning and blocking When Gertrude Hawk began making chocolates in the family kitchen almost 70 years ago, she had no idea what it would lead to. Today, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, based in Dunmore, Pa., is still a family run business but sells assorted chocolate products in markets ranging from retail and wholesale to...
More than half of all quality assurance (QA) managers in food manufacturing do not currently interface with their company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The Bioterrorism Act, passed in 2002 to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply from a terrorist attack, is quickly changing the role that food quality professionals play in the selection and utilization of ERP software.
Features: A Perfect Blend, Part 3
One way to determine both the drawbacks and benefits of combining HACCP and ISO is to formulate risk analysis, which involves management, assessment and communications. These three aspects help to clarify the picture of risks and benefits involved with what is being proposed. In this article, risk management and assessment factors will be examined. In future articles, risk communication of using both ISO and HACCP in the same poultry system will be examined in further detail.
Departments: Emerging Resistance
Most of the antimicrobials given to food-producing animals are not used to treat sick animals. Instead, these antimicrobials are routinely added to the feed to prevent disease and promote growth. This exposure to antimicrobials has resulted in resistant bacteria. By John Connolly
Features: Tyson wins the 2005 Food Quality Award
It was nearly 70 years ago that John Tyson jumped in his battered truck and drove from Springdale, Ark., to Chicago with 500 chickens in tow.