Food safety

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Chooses 3M for Campylobacter Testing in Poultry

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 4:15pm

PAUL, Minn., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for Campylobacter1 detection with the 3M Molecular Detection System.

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  • PAUL, Minn., April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 3M Food Safety has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) for Campylobacter1 detection with the 3M Molecular Detection System.
  • The award makes the 3M Molecular Detection System the primary method to be used by USDA FSIS for the detection of Campylobacter in poultry.
  • To read more about poultry pathogen testing data, access a copy of the whitepaper at www.3M.com/PoultryPathogens .\n"The 3M Molecular Detection System has proven to be a highly accurate and efficient tool for many food producers and contract labs globally," said Srini Raman, 3M Food Safety vice president.\nThe 3M Molecular Detection System makes molecular detection of foodborne pathogens simpler and faster.
  • 3M and the 3M logo are the worldwide trademarks or registered trademarks of 3M.

FoodChain ID Launches NBFDS Compliance Service

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

Companies have the opportunity to outsource this effort to an expert, who can help with assessment, documentation, and determining if disclosure Is necessary, or the appropriate compliance pathway to avoid disclosure.\nFoodChain ID\'s BE compliance service identifies products containing BE ingredients, offers pathways to achieve compliance, and provides recordkeeping and supply chain management using Foodchain ID\'s SupplyTrak compliance database.\nSupplyTrak is acloud-based multi-assessment compliance database that maps customer\'s supply chains, shares data between programs (Non-GMO Project Verification/USDA Organic/BE Compliance).

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  • Companies have the opportunity to outsource this effort to an expert, who can help with assessment, documentation, and determining if disclosure Is necessary, or the appropriate compliance pathway to avoid disclosure.\nFoodChain ID\'s BE compliance service identifies products containing BE ingredients, offers pathways to achieve compliance, and provides recordkeeping and supply chain management using Foodchain ID\'s SupplyTrak compliance database.\nSupplyTrak is acloud-based multi-assessment compliance database that maps customer\'s supply chains, shares data between programs (Non-GMO Project Verification/USDA Organic/BE Compliance).
  • It also effectively reduces the time and complexity of the BE evaluation and yearly program renewals.\nIf disclosure is required, FoodChain ID will recommend appropriate disclosure per the requirements of the NBFDS.
  • "Our BE Compliance service is a crucial tool that food manufacturers and brand owners can leverage to quickly and efficiently meet the new NBFDS deadlines.
  • "\nFor more information about Foodchain ID\'s NBFDS Compliance Service, visit https://www.foodchainid.com/nbfds-compliance/ .\nFounded in 1996 and headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, FoodChain ID has a global presence and provides technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions that address challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry.

American Guard Services selects Oxyion's Active Sanitation Technology to protect workers, customers at its corporate offices

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:05pm

b'FRESNO, Calif., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxyion North America, a leader in active air and surface sanitation biosecurity systems, announced today that American Guard Services Inc. recently selected Oxyion\'s technology in its effort to provide continuous sanitation of air and surfaces within its corporate headquarters based in Los Angeles, CA.\n"After reviewing alternative technologies, it was clear to us that Oxyion provided the overall best level of protection to our staff and customers in our on-going efforts to provide a clean and safe work environment in the face of on-going concerns of COVID," said Sherif Assal, President and COO of American Guard Services.\n"We are grateful and proud to have been selected by American Guard Services.

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  • b'FRESNO, Calif., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxyion North America, a leader in active air and surface sanitation biosecurity systems, announced today that American Guard Services Inc. recently selected Oxyion\'s technology in its effort to provide continuous sanitation of air and surfaces within its corporate headquarters based in Los Angeles, CA.\n"After reviewing alternative technologies, it was clear to us that Oxyion provided the overall best level of protection to our staff and customers in our on-going efforts to provide a clean and safe work environment in the face of on-going concerns of COVID," said Sherif Assal, President and COO of American Guard Services.\n"We are grateful and proud to have been selected by American Guard Services.
  • This represents yet another confirmation in the value and the advantages of our technology in biosecurity protection to our customers, compared to passive alternative options," said Gabriel Almazan, Managing Director of Oxyion North America.\n"We are also thankful for our partnership with D. Williams and The Crane Consulting Firm, which helped to present this opportunity with AGS," added Jimmy Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Oxyion.\nOxyion\'s biosecurity technology neutralizes up to 99.99% of aerosolized Human Coronavirus within 3 minutes of exposure and similarly neutralizes surface level coronavirus within 15 minutes exposure, according to an independent third-party scientific study by Food Safety & Management Group.\nIn addition, numerous independent studies and validations have shown Oxyion\'s effectiveness in reducing various influenza types such as H1N1, Norovirus, as well as a range of pathogenic bacteria, molds, mildew and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).\nPrimarily used in indoor commercial and industrial applications, Oxyion\'s process works in conjunction with air handling systems to provide continuous air and surface sanitation without the use of chemicals.
  • It currently has more than 7,000 units in-use throughout the Americas and Europe under the Oxyion and Airlife brands.\nOxyion\'s process actively neutralizes microorganisms via a unique non-thermal plasma primarily with hydrogen peroxide in gas-phase and other sanitizing oxygen byproducts.\nOriginally founded in Chile in the late 1990s, Oxyion serves the North American market from its headquarters in Fresno, CA.\n'

FSIS ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT FOR RAW GROUND TURKEY PRODUCTS LINKED TO SALMONELLA HADAR ILLNESS

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 12:56am

WASHINGTON, APRIL 10, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness.

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  • WASHINGTON, APRIL 10, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness.
  • The raw ground turkey products were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020.
  • The following products are subject to the public health alert:
    1-lb.
  • FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume raw ground turkey that has been cooked to a temperature of 165F.

Kimberton Whole Foods Increases Sales by 42 Percent with Shelf Engine AI

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Kimberton Whole Foods has always actively worked to reduce its environmental footprint, but now with Shelf Engine, the company has identified a way to positively impact the planet and also its bottom line.

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  • Kimberton Whole Foods has always actively worked to reduce its environmental footprint, but now with Shelf Engine, the company has identified a way to positively impact the planet and also its bottom line.
  • "Not only has Shelf Engine had an incredible impact on our sales, but these benefits have extended far beyond our shelves," said Robin Brett, Director of Purchasing, Kimberton Whole Foods.
  • Beyond strengthening the customer experience, Shelf Engine offers Kimberton Whole Foods reduced risk and guaranteed upside by buying back any products that don't sell.
  • Using machine learning, Shelf Engine provides grocers with accurate demand forecasts for highly perishable foods, eliminating loss of inventory and out-of-stocks.

TransAct Secures BOHA!® Solutions Upgrade for Existing Food Service Customer

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

Solutions upgrade order from an existing food service customer.

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  • Solutions upgrade order from an existing food service customer.
  • The deployment will allow the customer to eliminate their existing paper-based temperature checklist and give them insights into their temperature management process, allowing for real-time adjustments and updates.
  • Solutions gives any food service operator the tools necessary to save time and labor on their fresh food initiatives.
  • is the first single-vendor solution to combine applications for Food Safety Labeling, Temperature Monitoring of Food and Equipment, Inventory Management, Timers, Food Recalls, Checklists & Procedures, Equipment Service Management and Delivery Order Management in one integrated platform.

NEOGEN Analytics Helps Food Processors Accelerate Data-driven Safety and Quality During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:00pm

The NEOGEN Analytics EMP, powered by Corvium, enables remote monitoring of multiple processing plant sites, centralizes environmental testing data, automates reporting for compliance and conformance and improves food safety and quality for food companies and consumers.

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  • The NEOGEN Analytics EMP, powered by Corvium, enables remote monitoring of multiple processing plant sites, centralizes environmental testing data, automates reporting for compliance and conformance and improves food safety and quality for food companies and consumers.
  • Food processors using NEOGEN Analytics EMP can eliminate time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry, reducing risks associated with delays or mishandled lab communications.
  • Through the digital cloud-based platform, food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) teams gain transparency into company-wide food safety testing metrics in order to immediately address any safety or quality issues.
  • For Colorado Premium, a large manufacturer of premium protein products, NEOGEN Analytics will lead to better visibility and control over the safety and quality programs: By providing new visibility and control of our food safety programs, it allows us to improve resource allocation and empower our food safety professionals to maintain our high food safety standards and continue to reduce risk, said John Ruby, vice president of Food Safety and Quality at Colorado Premium.

iTradeNetwork Signs 3-Year Agreement with United Food Service Operators (UFSO)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 2:23pm

DUBLIN, Calif., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- iTradeNetwork, the global provider of supply chain management solutions for the perishable food industry, announced today a new customer agreement with United Food Service Operators , LLC (UFSO), headquartered in Watertown, New York.

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  • DUBLIN, Calif., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- iTradeNetwork, the global provider of supply chain management solutions for the perishable food industry, announced today a new customer agreement with United Food Service Operators , LLC (UFSO), headquartered in Watertown, New York.
  • Working in close collaboration with Performance Food Group, UFSO's expansion will include the midwestern United States later this year.
  • iTradeNetwork, Inc. is the leading global provider of supply chain management solutions for the food and beverage industry, with more than 8,000 active customers.
  • The platform also provides one-stop-shopping for freight, food traceability, fresh inspection and Walmart SQEP compliance, which creates efficiencies for buyers and sellers alike.

PlantX Announces Approval of Import License for Plant-Based Foods from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:30pm

VANCOUVER, BC, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) ("PlantX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA") has granted PlantX with a license to import packaged plant-based products from the United States to Canada (the "Import License").

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  • VANCOUVER, BC, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - PlantX Life Inc. (CSE: VEGA) (Frankfurt: WNT1) (OTCQB: PLTXF) ("PlantX" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ("CFIA") has granted PlantX with a license to import packaged plant-based products from the United States to Canada (the "Import License").
  • The Import License complements PlantX's success in creating a diverse infrastructure of partnerships with plant-based vendors across the United States.
  • To obtain the Import License, PlantX had to meet rigorous food safety standards and requirements that promote the health of Canadian consumers.
  • "As a Canadian company, we are very passionate about contributing to the health of the Canadian public" said PlantX Founder Sean Dollinger.

Applications of Big Data to Customer and Brand Protection, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:30pm

One significant food safety issue can greatly impact the health and safety of consumers and brand reputation.

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  • One significant food safety issue can greatly impact the health and safety of consumers and brand reputation.
  • But with the right supply chain technology and data, food safety and quality issues can be prevented.
  • For more information, or to register for this event, visit Applications of Big Data to Customer and Brand Protection.
  • Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global life science, food and medical device community.