The Seven HACCP Principles
For food processors and handlers, HACCP and the FSMA have brought about an unprecedented emphasis on process data collection, record retention, and data reporting. These new challenges require new solutions that address the need for data collection and integrity without disrupting existing food handling processes.
Controlling Listeria monocytogenes Contamination Through Effective Time/Temperature Process Controls
On January 13, 2017, the FDA released updated draft guidance for the food industry detailing its recommendations for controlling Listeria monocytogenes (“Listeria”) contamination in ready-to-eat (“RTE”) food products. The draft guidance provides food processing facilities a framework for minimizing Listeria contamination in their products throughout the production process, including transportation, storage, and all stages of production line handling.