ARABLAB 2019

ARABLAB is an annual show for the global laboratory & analytical industry. The event is opening its doors from 12 – 14 March 2019 in the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai. ARABLAB showcases the latest technology, More than 1,000 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors are expected to join the event. Numerous of seminars covering…

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HACCP vs 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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Cheers To Transparency

What’s In My Beer? In a move to “elevate transparency,” American beer brand Bud Light has announced that beginning in February, it will list beer ingredients and nutritional information on-pack. This will make Bud Light “the first US beer to include comprehensive details for ingredients and serving facts directly on packaging.” Specifically, information listed on the packaging will include:  Ingredients  Serving size  Calories  Total fat,…

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Controlling salmonella in your restaurant

Controlling Salmonella In Your Restaurant

According to the CDC in the USA, Salmonella causes far more illnesses than you might suspect. For every person with a Salmonella illness confirmed by a laboratory test, there are about 30 more people with Salmonella illnesses that are not reported. Most people who get food poisoning do not go to a doctor or submit a sample to a laboratory, so we never…

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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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From Plastic to Pasta

When Pasta Straws Save the Oceans But Pose a Potential Risk for People 500 million plastic straws are being used in the U.S. every day. That equates to an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day. ¹ While individual straws are relatively small, the amount of waste they create really adds up. There…

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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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Selecting the Right Product Inspection System for Your Application

A Primer on 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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