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The Popularity Behind Thermal Processing

Thermal Processing is a practice that combines temperature and time as a way of eliminating or reducing microorganisms in food products. Through the use of high temperatures, thermal processing heats a product long enough to control the targeted pathogen(s) in the product that are harmful to consumers.

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Published On: Dec 8, 2017 9:31:24 AM
Kelly Wright

Safety and Security for Food Processors

Temperature and humidity monitoring are critical processes which must be implemented to protect consumers and help businesses run successfully. With more than 250 foodborne diseases known to researchers, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, and 3,000 of them die due to complications. To keep those numbers down, governments around the world enforce strict regulations to ensure the...

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Published On: Dec 1, 2017 8:41:05 AM
Kelly Wright

Infographic: The Safe Way to Store Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather around the table, give thanks and eat until we can’t move! As much as we enjoy the turkey and all the fixings, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and many refrigerators will be overflowing with leftovers. Amongst the festivities, lurks the danger of food poisoning.

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Published On: Nov 21, 2017 10:07:45 AM
Kelly Wright

From Bean to Bar: Chocolate Processing in 5 Steps

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for chocoholics! Halloween is the perfect excuse not to be judged for indulging your sweet tooth. This year, Americans are expected to spend $2.7 billion in candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters… or keep for themselves. According to the National Confectioners Association, 68% of people say chocolate is their favorite Halloween treat.

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Published On: Oct 12, 2017 4:20:27 PM
Kelly Wright

The Hidden Hazards Lurking in Jerky Recipes

Jerky is a protein-packed, lightweight snack, especially for those on the go since it can be stored without the need for refrigeration. Through dehydration, the moisture in the meat is removed, turning a pound of meat into just four ounces and eliminating the threat of pathogenic bacteria. But while the meat is marinating, make sure the proper time and temperature controls are in place to prevent food poisoning.

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Published On: Aug 21, 2017 9:53:01 AM
Kelly Wright

4 Simply Ways to Protect Your Wine

A bottle of red, a bottle of white, whatever kind of mood you're in tonight. Billy Joel said it best, but when you’re in the store and it’s time to make up your mind, it’s hard to choose just one! So, if you’re anything like me, you end up buying a few bottles knowing it will eventually be put to good use. However, until you pop the cork it’s important to keep them stored in the right conditions; you don’t want it too cold or too hot, but just right.

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Published On: Aug 8, 2017 9:07:45 AM
Kelly Wright

Ensuring Consumer Safety During Meat Processing

In the United States, there are several foodborne illnesses linked to meat, causing dozens of outbreaks that send thousands of people to the hospital each year. Common culprits such as e. coli, listeria, salmonella and campylobacter are not only present in living animals, but processing environments could also encourage the growth of these harmful pathogens.  

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Published On: Jul 21, 2017 9:44:09 AM
Kelly Wright

Data Loggers Validate Seafood Processing

From sea to shining sea, the seafood that ends up on your plate goes through an intricate monitoring process to ensure your safety. Naturally, certain types of fish and shellfish contain toxins that can be deadly to humans. Since those toxins only multiply at the time of death, it’s crucial that everyone in the seafood supply chain handles product with the upmost care to prevent illness or even death.

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Published On: Jun 19, 2017 9:43:48 AM
Kelly Wright

The Safe Processing of Nuts

From harvest to consumption, your favorite nut isn’t just packaged and shipped to stores. Rather, it goes through an intricate production process to ensure there are no unwanted surprises in your snack.

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Published On: May 26, 2017 8:31:10 AM
Kelly Wright

Do I Need A HACCP Plan? The Requirements Broken Down By Industry

HACCP is an internationally recognized system for preventing safety hazards in food, so it’s not a surprise that a HACCP plan is required for most processed foods on the market. However, one HACCP plan will not meet government requirements for every industry. Specific industry standards are determined by the industry regulators.

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Published On: Mar 31, 2017 9:48:00 AM
Kelly Wright
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