Food Fraud - When Foods Are Being Adulterated

Food Fraud – When Foods are Being Adulterated

The number of cases of food fraud is constantly increasing. In the following article TÜV NORD CERT informs about the updated food industry standards and offers profiling opportunities for reliable producers. Food Fraud – What does it mean? Food Fraud means “conscious and intentional exchange, incorrect labelling, adulteration or imitations of food, raw materials, ingredients…

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Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

Understanding The Differences Between HACCP and HARPC

The similarities between HACCP and HARPC include the requirement for conducting a hazard analysis, implementing controls, monitoring and corrective actions. However, as this white paper shows, HARPC’s food safety plan requirements are more comprehensive than the traditional HACCP system. Unlike HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) is not a global standard, but an…

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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

An Introduction to the Differences between Metal Detection and X-ray Technologies For decades, product inspection for food has incorporated two main technologies: Metal Detection (MD) and X-ray (XR). Both technologies have been integrated into quality control protocols for food manufacturers around the world. Through the years there have been enhancements to both technologies to improve…

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Knowing the sugar concentration in your product is essential for compliance purposes and to meet customers'expectations.

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 to improve worker safety

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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How to prevent food contamination

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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