Make Sure Your Food Is Always Fresh

30% of all food produced worldwide occuring along the value-added chain “from farm to fork” is wasted every year. This corresponds to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes. When it comes to fruit and vegetables, the loss rate is particularly high, amounting to almost 50%. It is critical that this amount is reduced to meet the…

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Regulation 638 and your Records

Regulation 638 – what does this practically mean for your food business? In response to the Listeriosis outbreak, it is obvious that the government should each by implementing more stringent legal requirements for food businesses. The new hygiene regulations R638 which were published in June 2018 are one of these legal mechanisms. These hygiene regulations…

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Cultivating a Better Cocoa Supply Chain

Chocolate often conjures up images of happy children and sweet treats. While there are many things to love about chocolate, unfortunately the cocoa industry is also linked to forced labor and sustainability issues. Today, more people are concerned about where their food comes from and want to ensure their purchases—such as chocolate—are responsibly sourced. To…

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Sugar Content Determination Guide

The Ultimate Sugar Content Determination guide reviews different methods of sugar content determination using refractometry, density, titration, spectrophotometry and moisture analyzers, depending on the product and requirements. In today’s largely consumed sweetened foods and beverages, sugar concentration ranges from very low to high depending on the purpose of its addition. The exact sugar content is…

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Some Insight Into Food Fraud

Food Fraud is not something new and has been reported since the 1820’s. What is new is the scale and lengths to which people will go to commit this fraud for their own financial gain. This is why food fraud is also known as EMA or economically motivated adulteration. It is all about how much…

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ProFood Tech 2019

ProFood Tech is North America’s most comprehensive food and beverage processing event. This biennial event is returning from 26 – 28 March 2019 and will open its doors at McCormick Place, Chicago. ProFood Tech offers a full range of food and beverage processing solutions. Increase your knowledge by visiting free educational seminars and expand your…

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Global Food Safety Conference 2019

Global Food Safety Conference 2019 Emerging Challenges & the Future of Food Safety The GFSI Conference (25-28 Feb 2019, Nice, France) is the industry’s annual meeting for the advancement of food safety and consumer trust worldwide. Gathering over 1,000 leaders and decision-makers from 60 countries, it is a unique opportunity to get in touch with…

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How Food Processing Equipment Can Improve Worker Safety

Each year over 5,000 injuries in food and drink manufacturing are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK alone. Although this figure is high, workplace injuries in this industry have almost halved since the ‘A Recipe for Safety’ initiative was introduced in 1990. Whilst this is a considerable improvement, the food and drink manufacturing sector still has a lot to do to reduce injury rates in the manufacturing sector as a whole.

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Food Contamination: Reputations on the Line

Food safety scares often make national and international headlines and a well-publicized incident can destroy the worth of a brand name in an alarmingly short period of time. Moreover, product recalls caused by physical contamination can cost millions of pounds to execute – with fines and compensation claims on top. Frank Borrmann, product inspection specialist,…

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