Food safety

Materials Product Brief

U.S. Aragonite: Anti-microbial plastics enhancer

U.S. Aragonite Enterprises’ renewable anti-microbial Oshenite-MHP plastics performance enhancer combines Fusionite, a patented ion process technology from CMS Technology, with its Oshenite mineral to produce a product that inhibits the bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses, odors, mold, mildew, and algae in a wide range of packaging and consumer good applications.
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Machine Product Brief

Avure: High pressure processing (HPP) system

An ultra-high pressure post-packaging lethality treatment, the 525L High Pressure Processing System from Avure uses 8,135 pounds of high pressure processing per hour – instead of heat – to inactivate foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms in products as diverse as: ready-to-eat whole muscle and sliced meats; ground beef and poultry; seafood; fresh-cut fruits and juices; deli salads, condiments, and dips; soups, salsas, and sauces; raw pet food; and pharmaceuticals.
Feature Article

Key implications of FSMA for food packaging suppliers

On Jan. 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law historic food safety legislation— the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Food Fraud Overview MOOC

Register now for Michigan State University’s next Food Fraud Overview MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).
FDA Preventive Risk Cycle

Using the FDA Preventive Risk Cycle to understand FSMA and GFSI

Compliance with the GFSI standard and the U.S. FSMA regulation find common ground in the continuous loop of a FDA-based six-step cycle, Pack Expo 2013 attendees learned.
Feature Article

The key role of equipment and packaging

As food companies are constantly looking for ways to control food safety risks, they increasingly recognize the need to ensure that their processes are fully validated and verified on an ongoing basis to be doing what they are supposed to do to control risk. They realize that they must control environmental risk and especially allergen risk.
Same-day results

DIY tech for same-day E. Coli testing

Company, Hygiena, claims to reduce outside lab costs 60-80% as food plants do their own testing
IFS' Gansner displays a PACsecure workbook

Standard helps packagers with GFSI, FSMA

IFS PACsecure standard's workbooks help ease compliance by packaging type. Compliance will help converters as well as brand-owners
Feature Article

Key food safety factors driving equipment upgrades

Many factors are driving change in the food industry, not the least of which is impending new regulatory requirements that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Starbucks juices in Korea use HPP from Avure

Did you know you're eating HPP-processed foods?

You're eating foods made safe without heat sterilization, instead using the 'cold pasteurized' of high-pressure processing. Many of these foods are co-packed at a handful of U.S. facilities, according to an executive from Avure Technologies.


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