greenfence is said to be the first digital platform economy to empower a fully transparent farm-to-fork eco-system for the global food and beverage industry.
September 14, 2016
GLOBALG.A.P., Palo Alto, Calif., adopted greenfence’s platform technology to directly connect GLOBALG.A.P.'s global standards and certification services at all levels of supply and demand value chains.
Food waste is so problematic that it initiated a statement from agriculture secretary Tom Vilasick and EPA deputy administrator Stan Meiburg in 2015 to announce the nation’s first-ever national food loss and waste goal, calling for a 50% reduction by 2030 as an initiative for governments, charitable/faith-based organizations and the private sector.
Food facilities have been required to register with FDA since 2003.
September 13, 2016
Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or store food for distribution in the United States are required to renew their FDA registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.
Microbes with the potential to cause disease are destroyed during milk pasteurization, but not all bacteria and its associated enzymes are eliminated by that process.
August 25, 2016
Fresh, or raw, milk transported from farms to dairy processing facilities in tanker trucks contains a diverse mix of microbes, which varies from season to season, according to researchers from the University of California, Davis, Davis, Calif.
This study shows that big data and analytics can help identify potential sources of contamination.
August 12, 2016
Scientists at IBM Research – Almaden, San Jose, Calif., discovered that analyzing retail-scanner data from grocery stores against maps of confirmed cases of foodborne illness can speed early investigations.
Many food processors struggle to translate the company's commitment to actual employee behavior on the plant floor.
July 27, 2016
Alchemy Systems in partnership with the Campden BRI, UK; SQF Institute, Arlington, Va.; British Retail Consortium, UK; SGS, Switzerland; and TSI, Inc., Shoreview, Minn., released the results of a global survey of food companies’ food safety training practices and challenges.
Sample6 DETECT/L is said to be the first in-plant, in-shift pathogen detection for Listeria spp in ice cream, fresh produce and packaged meats.
July 25, 2016
Sample6, Cambridge, Mass., initiated a multi-center collaborative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Winchester Engineering Analytical Center (WEAC) to test Sample6’s bacteriophage-powered, state-of-the-art, in-shift Listeria pathogen testing detection system.