Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) entered the lexicon of foodborne pathogens in the mid-1980s. Initially associated primarily with meat contamination, STEC-contaminated produce products broke onto the food safety scene in 1996 when consumers became sick from drinking unpasteurized Odwalla-brand apple juice.
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.
With the final FSMA IA rule in effect for small businesses since July and large businesses a year before that, coupled with changes to the food supply chain in response to the pandemic, risk assessment and mitigation should be a priority now more than ever. For the refrigeration and frozen food industry specifically, changes have also evolved with the implementation of the Sanitary Transportation rule.
Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, the global market leader in product inspection technology, will participate in the virtual Food Safety Summit 2020, October 19 to 22, 2020. The virtual Mettler-Toledo booth will include access to the company’s website as well as to product literature, white papers and videos of the various inspection systems at work. It will also have the capability to chat with Mettler-Toledo product inspection specialists about the capabilities of the individual systems and the unique needs of attendees’ company operations.
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.
ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH applies food-safe chemicals followed by a high-pressure rinse for deep cleaning in 5 minutes or less.
June 2, 2020
ISTOBAL, a leader in fleet wash and food safety, offers new cutting-edge solutions designed specifically for food haulers, intermodal transporters, refrigerated fleets and grocery chains. The internationally patented ISTOBAL HW’INTRAWASH is an innovative system designed specifically to simplify food safety compliance and increase the frequency and quality of trailer washouts.
Warner will oversee the company’s regulatory, risk management, food safety, sustainability, corporate strategy, and environmental, social and governance programs.
May 13, 2020
Raley’s announced the addition of Jennifer (Jen) Warner to the organization’s Executive Leadership Team in the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Raley’s, Warner served as Vice President of Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company, Chief Developmental Officer at AsheWorks Inc., and Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Americas at XPO Logistics.