Why ATP testing is not sufficient for allergen control programs

Testing for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is an amazingly simple, cost-effective and efficient method of validating the effectiveness of a food manufacturer’s cleaning procedures.

But, using an ATP test for the purpose of detecting food allergens will yield unreliable results. Neogen food safety expert Andrew Ciavattone explains why.

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Addressing yeast and mold contamination in an environmental monitoring program

In food manufacturing plants, monitoring the production environment is a focal point of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To do this successfully, plants should develop an environmental monitoring program, which includes the implementation of clear, preventative actions that should be taken to eliminate non-compliant levels from occurring. In the case that a test area […]

Four useful elements of the draft guidance for FSMA’s preventive controls for human food rule

In its entirety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may seem a little overwhelming. Through a variety of resources, however, you can better understand what is expected of your food facility and learn how FSMA directly applies to you.

For example, a draft guidance covering FSMA’s preventative controls for human food regulation was recently released […]

FDA completes FSMA with finalization of last rule

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon require food companies to have a written food defense plan to protect their products from deliberate contamination intended to cause widespread harm to the public.

This announcement came last week, and is the last of seven major rules of the Food Safety Modernization […]