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MadgeTech Celebrates National Food Safety Month

The month of September is a very transitional time of year for most. Kids are back in school, summer lingers on, while fall gradually appears. With a change in weather and holidays peaking around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what’s in store for the end of the year festivities. This means it’s time to start thinking about what other than, FOOD!

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Published On: Sep 10, 2018 8:48:31 AM
Nina Vernali

Grilling Tips & Tricks (Infographic)

An essential part of summer means taking advantage of the longer days by relaxing outside, enjoying the warm temperatures, and of course, using the grill for summertime entertaining. Whether you have a gas grill, charcoal grill, or smoker, an outdoor barbecue seems like the perfect way to gather friends and family to enjoy an outdoor meal.

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Published On: Jul 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM
Nina Vernali

The History of HACCP: A Plan with a Purpose

 

What started as a plan developed by a team of food scientists in the late 1950s has gradually developed into one of the most prestigious food and safety management systems in the world.

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Published On: Jun 26, 2018 8:43:36 AM
Nina Vernali

Take Control over Safety and Quality

Food safety and food quality are two similar terms that describe two different practices. As a result these terms are sometimes confused or mistakenly used interchangeably. Although safety and quality go hand-in-hand, they should not be confused, as the components that make up the quality of a product determine its overall safety.

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Published On: Jan 15, 2018 9:42:14 AM
Kelly Wright

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 Simple 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
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