The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revamped its online food defense courses to help bolster the food industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food contamination. The revamped courses, titled “Food Defense 101,” have been updated to address the types of intentional contamination that have occurred in the United States in recent years and the FDA’s most current thinking on how to forestall or minimize the impact of such incidents
Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its rapid and accurate test to directly detect yeast and mold in a variety of food matrices, such as dressings, sauces, pet food, dairy products, fruit and vegetable based products, as well as nutraceuticals.
With sales from dairy operations more than doubling over the past 10 years, Indiana has become one of the fastest-growing dairy states, according to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Laboratory testing in a dairy plant is primarily divided into ingredients, in-process product, finished product, environmental testing and equipment start-up. All of these categories can be evaluated for quality and safety targets.
Pumps and valves need to be cleaned thoroughly to eliminate allergens. Temperature, pressure, velocity and cleaning solution are some of the parameters to follow.
April 18, 2013
Pumps and valves move raw and pasteurized dairy products throughout a processing plant. As part of Dairy Foods’ focus on food safety this month, we asked equipment suppliers to share best practices in cleaning pumps and valves. Here is what they had to say.
For the last 10 years, I have been working closely with federal and state government officials on the prevention of intentional contamination of food, or what is known in our government as food defense.
With a few exceptions (for example, raw milk cheeses), dairy processing includes a highly effective kill step that effectively controls pathogens that may be present in the raw material, and specifically raw milk.