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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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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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 Safety Americas 2019

Food Safety Americas 2019 offers invaluable insights and exclusive updates designed specifically to improve food safety management in retail, food service and manufacturing environments, in addition to networking opportunities with industry peers. BRC Global Standards are working with industry experts from the Americas to put together a relevant and cutting-edge agenda that reflects the challenges…

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A Guide to pH Measurement

Correct and accurate pH measurements depend upon reliable instruments and electrodes. Right equipment selection, handling and maintenance are crucial for obtaining optimum results and prolonging instrument lifetime. This guide focuses on giving a clear and practical description of how to measure pH in the laboratory and field environment. A lot of tips and hints are…

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Choosing the Right Inspection Technology for Product Safety and Quality Control

Product inspection equipment is commonplace on the majority of food manufacturing lines, but finding the correct solution for your applications isn’t always an easy decision.  The choice between metal detection, x-ray inspection or both technologies requires manufacturers to answer a number of questions before making a decision; these include the type of contaminant and whether…

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Achieve Food Safety And Compliance With High Performance Weighing And Inspection

Food safety crises are continuing to increase public scrutiny of food producers; consequently, consumers are demanding safer, higher-quality food.  This recently updated Food Regulatory Guide offers guidance in 16 areas where weighing and foreign-body solutions help to stay or become compliant to global food safety standards. The guide will assist with: Selecting a food quality…

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Understanding Label Regulations For Fresh Food Products

Existing legislation, such as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers, is increasingly placing responsibility for food safety on retailers’ shoulders. Such regulations stipulate extensive declarations, seamless traceability and effective measures for avoiding product recalls. This white paper explains which regulations food retailers…

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