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FSMA and the role of environmental monitoring

Signed into law more than five years ago, The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now finalized and will take effect over the next few years. The most comprehensive reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus […]

Improving hatchery cleanliness through ATP technology

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a chemical compound found in all living cells, including bacteria, food residue, yeast and mold. It is the main component of ATP tests along with bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction that produces light. ATP test systems utilize ATP bioluminescence to determine the cleanliness of surfaces. This is done through a […]

A Cleaning (or Two) a Day Keeps Listeria Away

Six tips for apple packers and processors to avoid Listeria contamination

Apple packers and processors are on high alert after recent news linking a Listeria outbreak to an apple facility in California. Seven people have died and 25 others became ill between October and December of last year, according to Reuters.

Listeria is a bacteria […]