Food Safety Education Month: How hot should you cook your food?

September is Food Safety Education Month, so guess what — we have some education for you, right here, right now, that you can bring home and use in your own kitchen tonight.

You may know that raw foods can contain a number of pathogens that can make you sick. Some of the more well-known ones […]

Interest brewing in kombucha as healthy beer and soda alternative

Kombucha — a fun word to say, and to an increasing number of people, a fun drink to consume.

Kombucha is a type of lightly fermented, somewhat vinegary-tasting tea that has exploded in popularity with health food fans. It’s made using tea that has been brewed in a normal way, with sugar added, and then […]

New research could reduce milk spoilage, extending shelf life

The moment you place a carton, jug or bag of milk in your grocery shopping cart, you enter a race against the date stamped on the side — can you drink all this milk before it goes bad?

Usually, you have about a week to drink it up, but recently science has come up with […]

New USDA survey reveals variations in produce growers’ food safety practices

The Economic Research Service, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently issued an 84-page report on the level and type of food safety measures currently in place by the nation’s produce growers. The report outlines the baseline of food safety practices in the industry today as producers begin to implement practices that keep […]

Foodborne illness on the rise: What’s really going on

Chances are you or someone you know has gotten food poisoning this year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness impacts one in six people in the U.S. every year. That’s 48 million people.

And with reports increasing of foodborne illness and outbreaks, it’s worth examining the “hows” and […]

What is Cyclospora, anyway?

If you’ve looked at the news at all in recent weeks, you’ve most likely seen headlines about an outbreak of the parasite Cyclospora. Over 400 people have gotten sick due to an outbreak associated with pre-made salad mixes.

But what is Cyclospora? What does it mean to have eaten a pathogenic parasite? Unlike some […]

Safe selling at the farmers market

Though National Farmers Market Week is coming to a close, the farmers market season is still well underway. In fact, as farmers markets become an increasingly popular way to get fresh farm goodies, some continue year-round.

And just like commercial kitchens, home kitchens, food production and processing plants and anywhere else where food can be […]

Case studies: United Kingdom-based food companies back AccuPoint Advanced

Once in a while, we like to share the feedback we receive from our customers. We appreciate when customers take time out of their days to let us know that the work we do has value — and makes their jobs easier.

We’ve recently been working with a few United Kingdom-based customers regarding AccuPoint Advanced, […]

Life sentence for food adulteration? India proposes new food safety regulations

As India’s middle class grows, so too does the country’s focus on food safety and related issues. Recently, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) proposed tougher measures for individuals caught adulterating food products: life in prison.

Food adulteration can be summed up like this: food products or ingredients that are in some […]

Happy Hot Dog Month!

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is perhaps the biggest advocate around for the U.S.’s favorite tubular meat: the hot dog. The council has declared the month of July as National Hot Dog Month, and ever since their decree originated, other countries around the world have joined the festivities.

If you participate in one […]