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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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Food Safety Education | Food Safety Testing | Food Safety

How Important is Food Safety to Your Customers?

By: Mike Koeris
March 20th, 2017

2016 saw a 22% food recall surge over the previous year, reaching approximately 764 total recalls in the U.S. and Canada, or more than 2 per day, according to research by Food Safety Magazine. It’s true that recalls are happening more frequently today than ever before, for reasons including stricter compliance regulations and ramped-up testing approaches. This stronger focus on testing has positively led to a greater discovery rate of contamination. This is actually a good thing because it means today’s food safety efforts are much more accurate and effective at identifying contamination and protecting the population. Nonetheless, recalls can be alarming to your customers, and the last thing you want to risk is their trust in your brand.

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Food Safety Testing | Sample6 | DETECT

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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Regulations explained | CONTROL | Food Safety Testing | Sample6 | remediation

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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How to Enjoy a Food Safety Audit

By: Florence Maounis
November 7th, 2016

  “Many food and beverages manufacturers are poorly prepared to comply with the record keeping requirements mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a new survey”. How can you enjoy a food safety audit when the majority of manufacturers are unprepared you ask yourself? Most people equate a food safety audit with a visit to the dentist, an audit by the IRS or something else equally tedious and potentially painful. But it does not have to be this way.

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CONTROL | Food Safety Testing | Sample6 | Listeria | DETECT

Steps to take When Your Plant has a Food Recall: How Sample6 can Help

By: Florence Maounis
October 31st, 2016

Using technology to respond to a Listeria recall It’s Tuesday – your least favorite day ever – at least this Tuesday is… you’ve been notified that your company is recalling product due to Listeria… produced in your plant!    In cases like these it is of paramount importance to have a predetermined course of action included in a detailed Recall Plan. The goal of a Recall Plan is to provide explicit steps to rapidly identify and remove the recalled product from the marketplace to ensure the health of the public.

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