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.
A recent Registrar survey revealed Kosher certification, along with non-GMO and organic certification, is top of its clients’ list of desired additional services for 2020.
October 10, 2019
STAR-K Kosher Certification, Baltimore, Md., partnered with Registrar Corp., Hampton, Va., where Registrar’s clients can explore Kosher certification and existent STAR-K Kosher-certified clients in need of FDA registration.
Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn., launched the Food Safety Culture Assessment, an innovative and tested tool to help measure and advance food safety behaviors and the overall food safety culture within food retail organizations.
According to the predictive model, Salmonella spp. and L. monocytogenes were not able to grow on cold foods stored for 6 hours at temperatures below 10°C.
August 14, 2019
In this study, researchers collected and analyzed 339,548 records of food temperatures from corporate catering foodservice operations to identify different scenarios and possible factors predictive of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes growth.
The alliance will provide advanced analysis of incoming materials, remote risk assessments, on-site verification and coaching assessments, crisis preparedness and crisis management services and laboratory testing services.
July 25, 2019
Matrix Sciences, Mount Prospect, Ill, announced a strategic alliance with TraceGains, Westminster, Colo., to offer integrated solutions that combine TraceGains software with Matrix Sciences’ food safety advisory services, laboratory testing and data analytics.
The May 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine highlights sustainable solutions for companies along the cold chain, plus coronavirus and food safety coverage, lift truck technology, pizza innovations, new dairy and dairy-alternative products, plus much more—just click the stories below to start reading.