Suppliers reveals best practices and common errors in QA/QC testing.
September 8, 2021
Quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) testing are essential parts of any dairy production process. These tests confirm any products leaving a dairy plant meet the company’s standards and food safety requirements — helping to ensure customer satisfaction and avoid any costly product recalls.
In January of 2009, the FDA proposed modernizing the yogurt standard of identity, with the goals of supporting recent technological advances and increasing consistency with international yogurt standards.
The new edition is compatible with FDA’s ‘Grade A’ Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and also contains requirements for non-PMO food processing applications.
July 7, 2021
3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (3-A SSI), McLean, Va., announced the release of the 6th edition of the widely-used “3-A Accepted Practice for Installation and CIP (Clean-In-Place) of Processing Equipment and Hygienic Pipelines Sanitary, Number 605-05.”
When it comes to the efficient transportation of milk and other dairy products, time is tight. Dairy processors must move selections in the most effective manner if they are to minimize operational expenses while maintaining food integrity and safety.
3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (SSI) conducted a short industry survey last summer to learn about the key factors driving customers’ interest in hygienic design for applications other than dairy. U.S. regulations drive hygienic design in the dairy market, but what about in others?
The dairy industry, along with the broad food industry, is on its way toward a more traceable supply chain. The FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint outlines a goal for the food industry to track and trace foods from farm to fork with the help of computer-based technology. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has supported the blueprint since its release in July 2020.
The emergence of COVID-19 early this year precipitated immediate and far-ranging changes in all types of workplace learning. When it comes to ensuring food safety in equipment design and operation, COVID-19 did not change the imperative for training, but it accelerated the implementation of digital and virtual learning programs.
On-Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
On-Demand Concerns over food safety, reliability, and traceability get a great deal of attention within plants. Yet the highly regulated – but often-overlooked – concern for the storage and use of hazardous materials is also important.
When Huhtamaki Packaging entered a contract with a national yogurt producer, the yogurt company requested that every container be inspected by a metal detector before being shipped. So it purchased six E-Z Tec DSP metal detectors from Eriez.
Each new food contamination crises that hits the front page, each death of an infant or grandparent due to E. Coli, Lysteria or Salmonella, is an avoidable tragedy. Our society and our legislators will not allow a complacent attitude.
For the U.S. Dairy Industry and users of dairy ingredients, changes to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) regulations in March 2007 allowed seat-lift cleaning of Mix Proof valves while milk or milk products were in the opposite housing.