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Environmental Monitoring 101 (Podcast)

Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli related recalls, USDA ready to eat (RTE) requirements, the new upcoming FSMA proposals—it is becoming clear that all food and beverage businesses need to have an effective Environmental Monitoring program. Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) programs are often considered a prerequisite program within your HACCP plan. Basically it helps to verify that your sanitation and cross-contamination prevention efforts are effective. It can help to identify and locate any pathogenic hazards within your facility. Once identified, you can put a plan in place to mitigate this risk. While the ultimate goal is to keep foodborne pathogens out of your facility and out of your product, we know this can be very challenging. Therefore, implementing a PEM program in order to find any rogue pathogens hiding out in your facility is critical to your food safety program. So, what makes up a good PEM program?

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Jul 28, 2015
   
Environmental Monitoring 101 (Podcast)

Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli related recalls, USDA ready to eat (RTE) requirements, the new upcoming FSMA proposals—it...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Jul 28, 2015
How to Manage Food Safety Risk throughout the Supply Chain (Podcast)

Risk seems to be the new buzzword in the Food and Beverage industry. Whether you are talking about the Food Safety...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Taking Control of Your Allergens

Mislabeled allergens…we see them in the media almost every day. From bakery to dairy to meat products, there is a plethora...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, May 26, 2015
Deciphering HARPC from HACCP—Let’s Talk About the Differences (Podcast)

There has been a lot of discussion lately around the FSMA requirement for risk-based preventive controls, otherwise known as...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Apr 28, 2015
3 Tips for Communicating Effectively with Your Suppliers (Podcast)

Communication…it is the key to all relationships. Good communication can inspire partnership and trust. Bad communication...

Traci Slowinski
By Traci Slowinski
on Tue, Mar 31, 2015

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