Third-party audits are seen as a crucial component for food organizations today, meeting customer or corporate requirements, while providing them transparency and assurance. Unfortunately, just the mention of an audit is enough to stress some people.
Almost every refrigerated or frozen food product must be stored, transported, and sold with suitable packaging. For manufacturers and retailers, that packaging must enable damage-free transport, ensure stability, be easy to stack, and be lightweight to keep transportation costs low.
Ever since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint last summer, cold chain companies have become focused of how to digitize and modernize food traceability. Many food safety procedures will soon become more automated and transparent in order to quickly and efficiently protect consumers from foodborne illness outbreaks.
Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has been providing industry-leading food safety testing services in Green Bay, Wisconsin since 2005. FSNS has announced their move within the city to a new, state-of-the-art laboratory. This transition will allow FSNS to continue to grow as one of the food safety leaders in the region, and expand operations throughout the Midwest.
While the origin of a cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing, China, is unknown, some officials are suggesting the virus was present on chopping boards used to cut imported salmon. The speculation is also drawing a misleading conclusion that frozen foods can contribute to the spread of coronavirus. As the leading association representing the U.S. frozen food industry, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is providing information on what we currently know regarding the science and spread of coronavirus.
Metal detection today remains the backbone of food safety compliance for the majority of the industry, but especially in the chilled and frozen food sector. Specifically, simultaneous multi-frequency scanning is making it much easier for manufacturers to identify hard-to-find metals in food products with high conductivity (so-called "wet" products). These products may, literally, have high water content. Additionally, above-average conductivity may also be linked to high levels of minerals, particularly salt. These can be found in products such as bacon, or ready meals.
Diversified is a USDA-accredited and ISO 17025-certified laboratory specializing in the rapid detection and reporting of more than 600 types of chemical contaminants.
November 18, 2019
FoodChain ID, a Fairfield, Va.-based portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC, acquired Diversified Laboratories, LLC, Chantilly, Va., to create what is said to be the most comprehensive contaminants testing solutions offerings.