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Food Safety Blog

The Food Safety Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest information and news on pathogen detection and control for the best food safety solutions.

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Listeria Prevention and Control

6 Tactics You Need To Have In Your Listeria Control Program For FSIS Compliance

By: Florence Maounis
January 18th, 2017

It’s no secret to anyone in the food and beverage industry that an outbreak can cost an average of $10 million in damages. So why are food manufacturers still reacting AFTER something happens instead of preventing BEFORE a situation runs out of control? It’s beyond vital that plant managers not only have an appropriate corrective action plan for handling positive test results on finished product, but it’s equally if not more important to have strong preventative measures in place to catch pathogens in the production environment BEFORE they enter the product and worst of all BEFORE they leave the facility!

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4 Ways On-Site Pathogen Testing Can Significantly Enhance Your Plant’s Food Safety Plan

By: Florence Maounis
January 11th, 2017

Food safety practitioners have been forced to wait until they can react to results from environmental testing programs (EMPs) for years. The current process of testing for pathogens and bacteria in your food manufacturing plant can often take up to 48 – 72 hours under good conditions. You collect samples, send them to the lab and wait for the results. If your lab doesn’t have a robust reporting workflow, you might wait longer even than it takes to run the testing!  So while you’re waiting for those results, your company’s risk exposure grows and grows, a very clear and present danger of possibly ruining your brand. It’s no secret that hundreds of companies have been under scrutiny in recent years due to very public recalls. Is this reactionary approach still working for you? Did it ever? And is your plant really as clean as it looks? More often than not, if you are not getting positive results, you aren’t looking hard enough!

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Food Safety Fun | Food Safety

Food Safety Best Practices + A FREE Holiday Recipe Card

By: Florence Maounis
December 19th, 2016

Here at Sample6, we know the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. Which is why we want to make sure everyone is practicing safe baking when preparing holiday food! Follow along in the below steps for four easy food safety baking tips.

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How to Perform Quality Food Safety Testing In-shift

By: Mike Koeris
November 28th, 2016

why is in-shift data important? Right now, food processors don’t have the ability to properly respond in shift because they don’t receive the data until the next day or later if they’re using traditional test methods. Therefore your corrective actions are lagging the incident by 24-48 hours. Why is this important? A “hot spot” may migrate in the normal course of producing food due to a variety of factors such as foot traffic, product flow, sanitation (that isn’t seeking out to clean this particular hotspot) etc.

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How to Improve Collaboration Between Sanitation and Testing Teams

By: Shawn Gartside
November 21st, 2016

We are all aware that communication is one of the most important aspects of a successful relationship. This statement is especially true when it comes to managing the food safety challenges in a food and beverage manufacturing plant. With the right tools communication and collaboration can be easy.

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How Sample6 is making the Industry Safer

By: Florence Maounis
November 14th, 2016

Our approach is three-fold: First and foremost, we protect your brand! Second, we help you comply with existing and new rules and regulations! Third, we reduce your risk while producing food and serving customers!

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