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…


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…


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,…

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…

How safe are subscription meal kits

How Safe Are Subscription Meal Kits?

Online shopping is simple and convenient; you can buy products from all over the world – without leaving your own four walls. While you can buy almost everything online, grocery shopping has until recently been an exception. But that has changed now: Subscription meal kits are delivered directly to your home and all you need…


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…


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…


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…