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Features: Ethylene Management Breakthroughs
Improving the quality and shelf life of fresh produce
Features: The Natural Power of Ozone
The benefits from ozone can be used in many capacities, such as for plant sanitation, extending product shelf life, or overall product safety
Pennsylvania State University Professor William Frear analyzed potentially tainted food to protect the quality and purity of the commercial food supply
The formation of unwanted layers of limescale deposits on the surface of process equipment is of critical importance in the food industry. Limescale is particularly prevalent in heat transfer devices, membrane separations, and distribution lines. Scale deposits, known as fouling, can cause a number of operational problems. In addition, the incorporation of even undesirable trace particulates can lead to off-flavors or off-colors, reducing shelf life, or even making the product un-saleable.
Columns: The Implications of Food Fraud
Since we cannot have complete food safety without effective food defense, food quality cannot be assured without a comprehensive food protection program that addresses both food safety and food defense
The most recent winner of the Food Quality Award attributes its high standards for food safety to investments in technology and training
Since Irish food inspectors detected horse meat in beef burgers at the end of last year, similar incidents have occurred in 13 European countries. Retailers have removed beef products from their shelves as concern over the contamination and the origin of the horse meat has escalated.
Online Exclusives: FSMA and the Peanut Butter Industry
One of the largest recalls in the U.S. involved a supplier’s peanut products that were contaminated and distributed to more than 200 companies. This resulted in the recall of more than 3,900 products containing peanuts, tarnishing the images of many popular brands. The industry lost an estimated $1 billion and eventually forced the supplier to shut down operations...The introduction of FSMA brought greater insight into how peanut butter was being produced to ensure product safety.
Silver lined tubing and fittings, along with replacements to PVC, can ncrease quality assurance and improve consistency of product at dispensing
The European horse meat controversy got bigger on Feb., 27 as Swedish do-it-yourself furniture giant Ikea halted sales of its Kottbullar frozen meatballs in three more countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Dominican Republic. At the same time, the company withdrew its Wiener sausages from stores in Ireland, the U.K., France, Portugal, and Spain; it wouldn’t say whether horse meat had been detected in these products too, and in a statement called the withdrawal an “extra-precautionary...