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Latest Food Industry News + 6 Tips for Choosing an FSMS Vendor

Emily Ysaguirre
by Emily Ysaguirre on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

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This week we resume our industry roundups. Today’s post is a food and beverage roundup that includes articles on advances in global food safety and how a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) can help manage processes and eliminate risks. Check out how automated software can help.

IBM, Mars to Improve Food Safety by Cataloging Food Bacteria

Author: Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor via Food Processing

This article discusses what it calls the hopeful advances in global food safety. According to Lauren Hartman, data scientists and IBM are configuring a forceful way to prevent food contamination bacteria that potentially can kill thousands of Americans every year. It goes on to explain the goal of tracking food across the supply chain by sequencing the DNA of microorganisms that live on it. Companies are creating a collaborative food safety platform to leverage advances in genomics to further understand what makes food safe. Check out the article in full, here.

Complete Moisture Analysis for Wheat

Author: Brady Carter, PhD via Food Quality & Safety

According to Brady Carter and a study by Alltech, mold and mycotoxin are threats that present a serious economic risk to wheat growers and flour producers. Molds are spread throughout the crop as grain mixes in storage and high moisture develops, leaving mold to grow. Any uncertainty in the moisture content measurement can allow for contamination within the product. The article goes on to discuss how contamination can occur, using the right measurement for every step, methods of control and the value in awareness. Read the entire article, here.

6 Helpful Tips for Choosing an FSMS Vendor

Author: Rachel Beavins Tracy via EtQ Blog

If you’re looking to implement an automated FSMS, you’re probably looking for a solution that comes pre-configured to address the requirements of HACCP, ISO 22000 and the GFSI-benchmarked schemes.

But beyond standards and compliance, what other key characteristics should you look for? We’ve compiled 6 tips to help guide the selection process.

Check out the post in full, here.

On Demand Webinar: Preventing Listeria Contamination–A Practical Guide to Food Safety Controls 

This webinar provides practical guidelines for preventing contamination of products with L. monocytogenes, including controls directed toward preventing contamination of product surfaces and preventing the establishment and growth of the organism in niches in the food processing/preparation environment.




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