Protocols from The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy give processors a guide for implementing new traceability systems. Processors with long-established traceability procedures can utilize the protocols to see how they measure up.
Classes are scheduled for Seattle; Macon, Ga.; Northwood, Iowa; and Harrisburg, Pa.
September 28, 2013
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has established numerous workshops around the country to address best practices focusing on artisan/farmstead cheesemakers as well as state/federal regulatory officials.
The 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate is said to be faster than conventional agar methods.
September 18, 2013
3M Food Safety launches the 3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate, an indicator test that enables the detection of yeasts and molds in as little as 48 hours, faster than conventional agar methods.
The dairy industry sets an ambitious 80% commitment goal by next year. A dairy processor can implement the practices with paper and pencil in just a few minutes a day.
September 12, 2013
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released voluntary best practices for enhanced dairy traceability. The practices were designed to increase global competitiveness, help satisfy future requirements of FSMA and quickly isolate products in the event of a safety issue.
“Mucor circinelloides is a species of mold commonly associated with fruits, vegetables and dairy. It is not considered a disease-causing food-borne microorganism," said Professor Randy Worobo.
September 6, 2013
Chobani Inc. voluntarily recalled some of its Greek yogurt products this week, following reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness The items were manufactured in the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt.
The partners want dairy quality assurance managers, technicians, lab personnel, microbiology technicians and others responsible for ensuring food safety to remain on the cutting edge of food safety testing best practices and requirements.
August 27, 2013
The International Dairy Foods Association and Chestnut Labs will offer a hands-on laboratory training program designed specifically for all dairy industry personnel with food safety responsibilities.